Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, Durban

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Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, Durban

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, Durban
Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, Durban

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve is a 76 hectare reserve with the largest population of mangrove trees in the Durban area.

The area is used as a Nature Conservation Education Centre. The black mangrove, the red mangrove, and the white mangrove may be seen.

On the shoreline, there are sand dunes where creeping plants and pioneer scrub are to be found. There is some birdlife, including the Mangrove Kingfisher, Curlew and Water Dikkop. The Natal Nightjar may sometimes be heard. With the help of Lions International, a boardwalk has been built over the channels to gain access

You can also expect to encounter the strange mudskippers - fish that use their pectoral fins to either skim over the water or to propel themselves across the mud. There are also thousands of fiddler crabs with their single large claw and an assortment of molluscs. There are three trails in the reserve, taking the visitors to the bird hide and to the swamp, where waders come to feed.

The Beachwood Mangroves Reserve is only open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 08h00 until sunset. The Reserve is just off Riverside Road in Durban North.

Contact Details:
Contact the KwaZulu Natal Wildlife Durban Office on 082 559 2839 for additional information.

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve

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