About Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve

The Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve serves as the headquarters of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, KwaZulu-Natal’s nature conservation service.

Did you know? The popular iDube trail is a circular self-guided hiking trail found within the reserve - visitors are welcome to enjoy walking it.

Situated in Hilton on the northern slopes of Pietermaritzburg, the nature reserve is home to many beautiful species, including impala, blesbok, zebra, bushbuck, dassies, grey and blue duiker and crowned eagles.

The park not only offers views of all these aforementioned wild animals, it also contains numerous indigenous and exotic plants. Several cycad species and endangered daisies can also be found occurring naturally in the grasslands.

There is no accommodation within the reserve but day visitors are welcome to make use of three picnic areas with braai and ablution facilities and its easy to find a place to stay in Hilton.

Within the reserve you will find a small resource centre that offers regular environmental education workshops throughout the year. Please enquire for details.

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WhereQueen Elizabeth Nature Reserve, Hilton, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

WhenDaylight hours.

Telephone+27 (0)33 845-1999

OvernightStay in Hilton Accommodation, KwaZulu Natal


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