The Umtamvuna Nature Reserve is famous for its magnificent views of the deep Umtamvuna River Gorge.
Umtamvuna is a treasure house of rare and endemic trees and plant species in a diversity of habitats, with spectacular wild flower displays after the spring rains. The reserve has the best nature walks along the entire KwaZulu Natal coastline, with several marked trails to explore. A large colony of the endangered Cape Vulture can be observed on their nesting sites.
A small picnic site is situated above the office within the reserve, and a day visit is a rewarding experience. No accommodation is available in the Umtamvuna Nateure Reserve but excellent accommodation is plentiful in the nearby towns.