Find Game & Nature Reserves in Zululand, in Durban

Zululand Game & Nature Reserves

Amatikulu Nature Reserve

Located in or near Eshowe / Gingindlovu / Mtunzini / Tugela
Amatikulu Nature Reserve, Durban
The Amatikulu Nature Reserve is a fabulous weekend getaway for those in Durban, being a mere one hour’s drive away. It has river estuaries and the warm Indian Ocean as part of its appeal, making it abundant in a unique ...

AmaZulu Game Reserve

Located in or near Louwsburg / Mkuze / Pongola / Rorkes Drift
AmaZulu Game Reserve, Durban
Situated in Northern KwaZulu Natal, on the banks of the Mkuze River, the Amazulu Private Game Reserve is the home of the Amakhosi and Mkuze Falls Lodges. Boasting 10 000 hectares, this private game reserve is made up of a varied ...

Dlinza Forest Nature Reserve

Located in or near Eshowe / Gingindlovu / Melmoth / Richards Bay
Dlinza Forest Nature Reserve, Durban
Dlinza Forest is an indigenous forest just outside Eshowe. The nature reserve boasts a number of walking trails, including an aerial trail for those that want to enjoy the birdlife from a completely new perspective. There are ...

eMakhosini Ophathe Heritage Park

Located in or near Babanango / Melmoth / Ulundi
eMakhosini Ophathe Heritage Park, Durban
The aim of the eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park is to capture and present both the culture and the natural splendour of this area in the days of King Shaka and his Zulu tribes. The terrain and countryside is nothing short of ...

Enseleni Nature Reserve

Located in or near Empangeni / Richards Bay
Enseleni Nature Reserve, Durban
The pretty little Enseleni Nature Reserve is close enough to major hubs (like Richards Bay) to make for the ideal day trip. It has an incredible array of bird species, which are sure to impress avid bird-watchers, as well as ...

Entumeni Nature Reserve

Located in or near Blythedale Beach / Eshowe / Mtunzini / Stanger / Zinkwazi
Entumeni Nature Reserve, Durban
Just outside the historical Zululand town of Eshowe, in the heart of the balmy KwaZulu-Natal Province, lies the beautiful forest reserve of Entumeni. This is a small nature reserve, occupying only about 750 hectares, but is rich ...

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Located in or near Empangeni / Hluhluwe / Kwambonambi / Magudu / Monzi / Mtubatuba / Richards Bay / Riverview / Ulundi
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Durban
Established in 1895, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park is the oldest in South Africa, and one of the few that boasts the Big 5 (lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos and elephants). It is a sizeable reserve and showcases the lovely fauna and ...

iGwala Gwala Nature Reserve

Located in or near Hlomohlomo / Louwsburg / Nongoma / Paulpietersburg / Pongola
iGwala Gwala Nature Reserve, Durban
iGwala Gwala Nature Reserve lies just outside of Ithala Game Reserve and is a registered Heritage Site. As such the reserve has a rich biodiversity with tracts of riverine and other forest in the lower parts of the reserve that ...

Ithala Game Reserve

Located in or near Hlomohlomo / Lake Sibaya / Louwsburg / Magudu / Pongola / Rorkes Drift / Vryheid
Ithala Game Reserve, Durban
The sheer variety of the Ithala Game Reserve comes, not only in its magnificent geography and natural features, but also in the many birds, mammals, predators, insects and reptiles to which it is home. It also has a geological ...

Kuleni Game Park

Located in or near Hluhluwe / Kuleni Game Park / Richards Bay
Kuleni Game Park, Durban
Kuleni Game Park is the product of many years or careful thought and planning. It's a warm and friendly place, created in the wild to give a feeling of safety and togetherness with the wildlife and the beautiful environment. ...

Manyoni Private Game Reserve

Located in or near Hluhluwe / Mkuze
Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Durban
The Black Rhino faces the ongoing threat of extinction due to poaching. The Zululand Rhino Reserve was established with the aim of protecting this precious species, and raising awareness of their plight. Since then, it has grown ...

Mkhuze Game Reserve

Located in or near Jozini / Mkuze / Paulpietersburg / Riverview / Ubombo
Mkhuze Game Reserve, Durban
As part of the World Heritage Site of the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park, Mkuze has been a protected park since 1912. It is renowned for its array of natural habitats, making it the ideal home for so many of South Africa’s most ...

Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

Located in or near Mkuze / Pongola
Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve, Durban
A great part of the Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve appeal lies in its being only one of two that is home to the Big 5. It is a peaceful escape, where serenity prevails away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The unique ...

Ngome Forest Reserve

Located in or near Louwsburg / Nongoma / Vryheid
Ngome Forest Reserve, Durban
Ngome Forest lies on the southern slopes of high altitude mistbelt grasslands, near the western extremities of Zululand, 70 km east of Vryheid. Here the rolling hills have a climate of their own, and the air is cooler. The ...

Nkandla Forest

Located in or near Eshowe / Kearsney / Melmoth / Stanger
Nkandla Forest, Durban
Nkandla Forest is a rare high wet forest, exuding an exquisite quality of lushness and tranquillity that has become a rather precious commodity today. The cool, moist vegetation is occupied by beautiful birds and a number of ...

Ongoye Forest Nature Reserve

Located in or near Empangeni / Eshowe / Mtunzini / Richards Bay
Ongoye Forest Nature Reserve, Durban
The Ongoye Forest Reserve is one of the most precious finds in KwaZulu-Natal, and continues to attract those that appreciate its natural wonder. It is perched along the famous Zululand Birding Route and is, as a result, home to ...

Pakamisa Game Reserve

Located in or near Jozini / Pongola / Pongolapoort / Rorkes Drift
Pakamisa Game Reserve, Durban
The beautiful Pondoro Private Game Reserve is an exclusive reserve, accessible only to the guests of Pakamisa. This lends the entire experience privacy, while one takes in the gorgeous surrounds and the ample supply of wildlife ...

Pongola Nature Reserve

Located in or near Jozini / Louwsburg / Pongola / Pongolapoort
Pongola Nature Reserve, Durban
The Pongola Nature Reserve was first proclaimed in 1894 and is the second oldest reserve in the world and the oldest in South Africa. Pongola Nature Reserve is a sanctuary to a large variety of wildlife, including elephant, ...

Richards Bay Game Reserve

Located in or near Meerensee / Mtubatuba / Mtunzini / Richards Bay
Richards Bay Game Reserve, Durban
Boasting stunning swamps and wetlands, the Richards Bay Game Reserve is a wonderland for those that enjoy birdlife and the wildlife that make this watery environment their home, such as crocodiles and hippopotamuses ...

Thakazulu Game Reserve

Located in or near Babanango / Melmoth / Ulundi / Vryheid
Thakazulu Game Reserve, Durban
The land occupied by the Thakazulu Game Reserve is dedicated to game and cattle farming, and showcases the agricultural landscapes of the province. The Thaka River and the lush valley make for stunning backdrops as well as prime ...

Thanda Private Game Reserve

Located in or near Mkuze / Rorkes Drift
Thanda Private Game Reserve, Durban
The Thanda Private Game Reserve is committed to revealing the combined wonder of the KwaZulu-Natal landscape and its Zulu cultures, immersing visitors in the authentic African experience and showcasing the complexity of the ...

The Emdoneni Game Farm

Located in or near Hluhluwe
The Emdoneni Game Farm, Durban
The Emdoneni Game Farm is a picturesque retreat that invites locals and tourists to enjoy its unspoilt beauty. This farm is committed to the breeding and protection of several wild cats, some of which visitors are able to ...

The Falaza Game Park

Located in or near Hluhluwe
The Falaza Game Park, Durban
The Falaza Game Park is privately owned and brimming with a fascinating history. It is a bird-watcher’s paradise, while the different forest types provide magnificent scenery, no matter where in the park one goes ...

Thula Thula Game Reserve

Located in or near Empangeni / Eshowe / Melmoth / Ulundi
Thula Thula Game Reserve, Durban
Thula Thula Game Reserve is idyllically perched along the Elephant Coast. It is not only extraordinarily beautiful, but is also historically relevant and fascinating for visitors. Its array of wildlife (ranging from predators to ...

Ubizane Wildlife Reserve

Located in or near Hluhluwe
Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, Durban
Ubizane Wildlife Reserve is an aesthetically beautiful reserve that is abundant in plant and animal species. It is situated adjacent to the famous Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game Reserve, making it particularly accessible too. Day and ...

Ubombo Mountain Nature Reserve

Located in or near Mkuze / Pongola / Pongolapoort / Ubombo
Ubombo Mountain Nature Reserve, Durban
This barely known little nature reserve lies to the left of the more frequently visited uMkhuze Game Reserve, directly south of the Phongolo Nature Reserve. The Mkuze River connects the two, flowing along the southernmost ...

Umlalazi Nature Reserve

Located in or near Empangeni / Eshowe / Gingindlovu / Mtunzini / Richards Bay / Tugela
Umlalazi Nature Reserve, Durban
Just a 30-minute drive from Richards Bay lies the verdant Umlalazi Nature Reserve. The dense forests that characterise this part of South Africa are home to the rare Palmnut Vultures, which continue to delight spectators. There ...
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