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Amatikulu Nature Reserve

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Beautiful BUT

We were looking for a place to kayak with out children. This place is about an hour north of... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2019
732nicholasc
via mobile
Excellent Views and Escape into Nature

If you want to get away and spend some family friendly time in nature within 60mins drive from... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2014
Christian V
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 Jan 2019
“Beautiful BUT”
15 Jun 2017
“Such a pity!”
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Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We were looking for a place to kayak with out children. This place is about an hour north of Ballito. It has incredible potential but is completely derelict. The picnic spots were not maintained. The roads are not cleared of foliage. It’s a nature reserve...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 732nicholasc
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We went scouting here to see if we should stay over on our next trip. We found the place completely run-down, everything was overgrown, rotten and dilapidated - very unsafe. No-one in sight. The roads were shocking (even going to the river, 4x4 needed) and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

From great reviews in September 2014 to terrible reviews in January 2015... just four months...😩 The Reserve is beautiful and game very relaxed. The 4X4 track is a great way to explore the majority of the reserve, if you are not keen on hiking. The...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank elrine1
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We picked this nature reserve to paddle canoes on the adjoining river. It's located roughly an hour north of Durban, taking the 269 Offramp from the N2 (Google maps got us lost). The entrance is a kilometer down a dirt road just off the east...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank James F
Reviewed 29 January 2015

What a disappointment! The whole place needs to be demolished. The wooden walk ways are so rotten and uneven, it's no wonder we all didn't get hurt. The communal kitchen cupboards are so rotten. The shelves are just pieces of rotten wood and the doors...More

Date of experience: January 2015
5  Thank 9wendy
Reviewed 18 September 2014

It is a Great quick 1 hour escape from Durban in the South or Richards Bay in the North ! You step into nature and are able to easily be in the densest of Forests, in a Coastal Savannah or a typical African Bushveld. You...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank HErBocaChica
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

Spent 3 days in the reserve and stayed in a Safari tent. Enjoyed the beautiful scenery, wildlife, spring flora and unspoilt beach. So much to do if you are active, like hikes, canoeing, fishing or game viewing.

3  Thank Erika M
Reviewed 20 January 2014

If you want to get away and spend some family friendly time in nature within 60mins drive from Durban this is definitely the place to visit. The camps are adequately furnished and the kitchen facilities provide all the basics that you need. The showers/toilets area...More

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank Christian V
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Just returned from a terriffic, but quiet visit, The reserve is only 1 hour North of Durban, just off main North Coast highway, (itself a beautiful drive through lush green countryside). Easily accessible with ordinary cars and there is a separate "track" for JEEP type...More

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank David C
Reviewed 12 November 2012

What a surprise! Amatikulu Nature Reserve was truly an awesome weekend getaway. The camp consist of 6 safari tents, two beds per tent (bedding is old and very fluffy… take your own), built on platforms connected by a raised walkway. The camp itself is in...More

Date of experience: October 2012
4  Thank MySouthAfrica
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