Umtamvuna Nature Reserve

Umtamvuna Nature Reserve is famous for its magnificent views of the deep Umtamvuna River Gorge

KwaZulu Natal Game and Nature ReservesThe Umtamvuna Nature Reserve

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 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.

Popular Activities near Umtamvuna Nature Reserve

Ingungumbane Trail

This circular hike lies in the Drakensberg's most southern reserve, set on the banks of the Umtamvuna river, which acts as the border between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. As a result both the Hibiscus Coast and the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg...

More info and contact details: Ingungumbane Trail

Day Trails in Umtamvuna Reserve

For the adventurous hiker / trail walker visiting the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve which is 8km from Port Edward on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal offers a number of trails with varying difficulty and distances to explore. The following 3 magnificent...

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Cragsview Wildcare Centre

Crag’s View Wild Care Centre in Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal, is the only formal rehabilitation centre for wildlife in the South Coast area. It homes, treats and rehabilitates birds and animals that have been orphaned or that have suffered debilitating...

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Contact the reserve on Telephone +27 (0)39 313-2383.

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