Krantzkloof Nature Reserve

Krantzkloof Nature reserve offers spectacular views across the well forested gorge cut by the Molweni River

KwaZulu Natal Game and Nature ReservesThe Krantzkloof Nature Reserve

Situated only 4 kilometres from the centre of the Kloof village, this nature reserve was established by the Natal Parks Board in 1950 and boasts an abundance of wildlife.

Krantzkloof Nature reserve offers spectacular views across the well forested gorge cut by the Molweni River. Most of the Krantzkloof Nature reserve's 532 hectares is covered by dense forest and vegetation.

The reserve's best known attraction is the well developed picnic area adjacent to the dam at the head of Kloof Falls.

The Parks board has established an informative 'Interpretative Centre' at the site. This spot is easily reached by following Kloof Falls road. Leaving the picnic site, the visitor may proceed to Bridle Road and enjoy spectacular views from two well marked view sites.

Another picnic site in the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve developed at the Nkutu Falls may be reached by turning right at the top of Bridle Road into King George Avenue (which becomes Valley Drive) and continues to the bottom of the hill.

Prepared walks originate from the picnic areas and visitors may view the falls or descend into the gorge, following the river course. Organised walks can be arranged at weekends.

Contact Details: Telephone +27 (0)31 764-3515.

Popular Activities near Krantzkloof Nature Reserve

Umgeni Steam Train Trip

Where? Kloof
Be pulled by a 1912 locomotive while seated in a carriage built in 1908 accompanied by coaches from the 1930's up some of the steepest railway gradients in South Africa (1:20 -1:50) through one of the oldest running tunnels, Drummond Tunnel...

More info and contact details: Umgeni Steam Train Trip

Did you know?

The Krantzkloof Nature Reserve is open daily from 06h00 to 18h00, every day of the year.

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