Red Desert Nature Conservation Area

Cycling / Nature Reserves / Sight Seeing / Walks & Hiking in or near Port Edward, South Coast in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Things To Do in Port EdwardRed Desert Nature Conservation Area

Cycling Nature Reserves Sight Seeing Walks & Hiking South Coast

Where? Port Edward, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal.

When? Best during daylight hours

How? Call Not available

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Port Edward, in KwaZulu Natal

The Red Desert is the smallest desert in the world, and is situated in the otherwise tropical greenery of Port Edward, near Margate. At just 200 metres wide, the rich red of this arid landscape stands out against the jade of the local vegetation.

The cause of these desert conditions remains unknown. Theories range from extraterrestrial interference to overgrazing. Whatever the reason behind it, the Red Desert Nature Conservation Area is aesthetically beautiful and interesting to explore.

The trail through the area can be walked or cycled, and showcases the unique landscape, archaeological finds, and plenty of bird life. The Umtamvuna Estuary promises breath-taking views that are sure to impress.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Port Edward

Estuary Country Hotel


Estuary Country Hotel

The Estuary Country Hotel is a beautiful and private Hotel, Restaurant, Spa & Conference Centre on the KwaZulu Natal ... more

Zesty Guesthouse

Guest House

Zesty Guesthouse

Zesty Guesthouse is situated in the scenic surroundings of Port Edward on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal and the warm ... more

De Novo Lodge

Self Catering

De Novo Lodge

De Novo Lodge has various sized self catering chalets, a communal braai boma with two concrete braai's, a games room ... more

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