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Umtamvuna Nature Reserve

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southern Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 39 311 2383
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Lovely place for a short walk or long hike

Drove past the reserve and decided to go for a long walk. What a surprise. The office was neat and... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Jack B
Durban, South Africa
via mobile
Ingungumbane (porcupine) Trail - 4 km

My husband and I visited the reserve that is past Beaver Creek Coffee Estate (not the one further... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Drove past the reserve and decided to go for a long walk. What a surprise. The office was neat and tidy but no official was present. Lovely sandstone formations and flowers all over. Will definitely go back and spend more time there

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My husband and I visited the reserve that is past Beaver Creek Coffee Estate (not the one further down towards the Eastern Cape border). We had a wonderful day hiking along this route. The hike down, along the gorge's steep sides, towards the Bulolo River,...More

Thank clairesN6838OC
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Umtamvuna Nature Reserve near Port Edward offers strenuous hiking tours and is a dictionary of Southafrican botany for tree huggers. Parking is free at the main gate, but there is no parking attendent. From the main gate, we choose the porcupine route. You can choose...More

Thank siehstewoll
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Staff was a bit slow but very friendly, the hike was beautiful and the paths were very well maintained

Thank Frank d
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Umtamvuna with 2 kids under 2. We opted for a 2 hour hike which was beautiful and pretty easy to do with 2 young kids in hiking carriers. The scenery was breathtaking and this was a great introduction to nature and hiking to...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Mtavuna Nature Reserve is only 3200ha large, but contains more rare trees than anywhere else in Southern Africa. There are 1400 species of flowering plants. Of these about 385 woody plants such as shrubs and trees. Enough said? Brush up on your botany skills in...More

Thank Doctor D
Reviewed 12 August 2015

It must have been the perfect season and weather for this hike, the strong wind on top was cooling after the hike up on the Fisheagle trail. We had lunch in the forest near a tiny waterfall, with baboons playing a small distance away. The...More

Thank Silvi227
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Well worth a visit, there is a lovely trail along the river and the bird-life is fabulous. The paths were well kept and the reserve is fairly well signposted. A bit disconcerting were the sounds from people living on the cliffs across the river -...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Almost 4,000ha of low hills,with friendly trails to walk in a wild natural garden far away from the cities. This very well maintained Nature Reserve offers a haven of peace and silence, only distrubed sometimes by the song of many bird species or the bark...More

1  Thank jeanfrancois_barral
Reviewed 5 April 2014

It's very true that this is a botanical wonder. The range of plants is amazing and it's one of the places to see baboons and various species of raptor. I once found a leopard spoor too. Also saw natal black snake, legavaan, duiker, hornbills and...More

2  Thank Rowan T
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