Nature Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal

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Bushmans Nek (Drakensberg)
Bushmans Nek is part of the majestic southern Drakensberg Mountain Range, with splendid grandeur, hiking and abseiling.

Cathedral Peak - Drakensberg
Cathedral Peak, like so much of the Drakensberg, is a haven for hikers, with a selection of trails winding through mountain scenery stands of indigenous trees, gurgling streams and trout pools.

Durban Botanical Gardens
Special features include an orchid house, herbarium, and a cycad collection. A garden for the blind is also provided for.

Durban Parks and Gardens
Relax in the shade of indigenous flowering trees in the parks, gardens and reserves of Durban.

Garden Castle Hiking Trail in the Southern Drakensberg
Garden Castle is majestic and austere - an integral part of the southern Drakensberg Mountain Range, with superb hiking and rock climbing opportunities.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park
A very special slice of Africa, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously St Lucia Wetland Park) offers ecotourists some of the most diverse wildlife and outdoor experiences imaginable.

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve
A series of lakes and a nature reserve set amidst spectaculour splendour and beauty. Borders with Mocambique to the north, a tourist destination par excellence - but 4x4's recommended.

Mhlopeni Nature Trails
Trails varying from 3 hours to 2 days in this privately owned reserve which also caters for special interest groups.

Midmar Dam Nature Reserve
Midmar Dam Nature Reserve with its large expanse of fresh water, extensive meandering shoreline, open grasslands, good road network, outdoors action and recreation facilities makes it an exciting family destination.

Mission Rocks
Mission Rocks, 16km north of St Lucia Estuary, has picnic and ablution facilities for day visitors. The rock pools provide hours of fascinating exploration.

Mount-Aux-Sources Hikes
This trail leads you through the most dramatic and picturesque part of the Drakensberg.

Ntendeka Wilderness
5250ha of undulating grasslands,verdant forest and dramatic cliffs with breathtaking waterfalls.

Rugged Glen - Drakensberg mountains
Rugged Glen is a rugged part of the Drakensberg Mountain Range, with spectacular beauty, nature trails and trout-fishing.

Sodwana Bay Nature Reserve
A deversity of fish and invertebrates found on Africa's southern-most coral reefs make Sodwana one of South Africa's prime destinations for scuba diving and angling.

Spioenkop Nature Reserve
Site of the Battle of Spioenkop with a reserve that boasts a rich selection of wildlife including white rhinocerous, giraffe and a variety of plains and bushveld antelope.

St Lucia Wilderness Trail
Trailists have the opportunity to experience natural landscapes which are undisturbed by man. While on trail trailists may also have the opportunity to observe a variety of wildlife, including black rhino, buffalo and leopard.

Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park
The 243 000ha Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park is one of South Africa`s prime ecotourist destinations. Here you can savour the ultimate freedom of great open spaces in a world of gigantic peaks and butresses.

Umtamvuna Nature Reserve Hiking Trails
This relatively unknown reserve is a paradise for day hikers and includes stunning waterfalls and dense rainforest.

Walking Safaris and Trails at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Walking Safari is undertaken in the 25000ha wilderness zone of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.

Accommodation with Nature Reserve in the area

58 Chakas Cove

Chakas Cove 58 is a luxurious fully furnished self-catering unit and located 50m from Shaka's Rock beach.This lovely unit is a sea facing 2 bedroom unit.


66 On Monzali
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66 On Monzali is perfectly situated, just off the N3, 1.2km from the Hilton Life Hospital, 5 minutes from Hilton College and St Anne’s, and 30 minute drive from Michael House, well positioned for families, business men hospital visitors and retreats. Simply the best B&B in Hilton!


89 Chakas Cove

89 Chaka's Cove is a self-catering apartment located in a secure complex, in Shaka’s Rock, Ballito. The complex is ideally situated 50 meters from Shaka's Rock Beach and tidal pool.


Beach Road Holiday

Breathtaking ocean view self-catering apartments. Listening to the breaking waves, feel/smell the ocean mist and just meter's away from putting your toe's in the sand. Close to all amenities. Sparkling pool, braai facilities and beach access.


Beachfront Apartment in Santorini with Sea View

44 Thira Santorini Beachfront Apartment offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in a tastefully furnished apartment, situated in the Santorini complex in Ballito.


Beau Vista 10

Beau Vista 10 is a seafront apartment with beautiful sea views, situated on Manaba Beach on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The unit can accommodate up to 8 guests comfortably and is located within close proximity to all the shops, restaurants and amenities. Four bedroom beachfront apartment with sea views, open plan kitchen/lounge leading out onto a lovely covered patio with gas braai.


Belvedere Game Ranch
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This reserve is set in the tranquil Magudu mountains. It offers a luxury escape to travelers and families at affordable rates. This family owned and managed private reserve features an exclusive lodge that can accommodate up to 14 guests. The lodge consists of 6 luxury chalets, that cater to even the most discerned traveler.


Cape Vidal Camp
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Renowned for its sport fishing and snorkel, golden beaches, coastal forests, clear blue ocean vistas and relaxed carefree holidays


Emangweni Guest House

Our conference facilities and board room will serve you with all your business needs. Spacious and secure parking. Lunch and dinner can be arranged with prior notice.


Escape to a Coastal Oasis

Situated on the second floor of a secure and popular complex building, directly opposite Umdloti Beach, this gorgeous vacation home’s prime positioning consumes guests with its awe-inspiring coastal views.


Escape to our Happy Place on Umdloti Beach

Escape to our Happy Place offers self-catering accommodation in a modern, beachfront apartment which accommodates 7 guests. This property has 3x bedrooms, two with Queen sized beds, and one bedroom with a bunk bed which is comprised of a lower double and upper single bed.


Herbertdale Guesthouse

At Herbertdale Guesthouse, we strive to live up to our motto and make our guests feel welcome. Every guest that enters through our gate is welcomed by our incredible staff and by the the time they leave they have become family! Hosting guests is a passion of ours and we strive to make your stay a memorable one! After a long day of work or travel our guests can sit back and enjoy their stay, knowing that everything has been taken care of!


Jacobs Cottage by the Ocean

Jacobs Cottage by the Ocean is a cosy Self-catering cottage 200 metres from the main swimming beach in Sunwich Port. Sleeps 4 with own Dstv and WiFi.


King's Hill B & B

Whether you are a business executive, an active sports person, are attending a wedding or function, visiting children staying at a private boarding school, King's Hill Bed and Breakfast you will find a comfortable place to relax, rest and unwind.


Ocean View Beach House

Our Palm Beach self-catering holiday home has 4 bedrooms (8 beds) and 3 bathrooms. 2 Bedrooms are en-suite. Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, two living areas; one downstairs and one upstairs, both with a sea view and large balcony upstairs.


Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
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Situated 21 km from Port Shepstone in one of the most spectacular gorges in Southern Africa, some 24 km long and 400 m deep. Self-contained, fully equipped units with braai facilities, trading store, nature walks and freshwater fishing.


Santa Rosa

A beautiful holiday home set in a tranquil Sand Forest.


Sasi Bush Lodge

Newly Established. All-inclusive luxury tented accommodation. A unique South African Experience. Supporting local. Reducing our footprint. Drakensberg stay. Sasi Bush Lodge encompasses four tented units- 3 accommodation units sleeping a total of 8 guests and a main lodge area complete with a bar, dining room, lounge and outdoor boma.


Stroke-One-Inn

Welcome to Stroke-One-Inn, where good weather, great golf and warm company are the order of the day.


Tamarisk B&B

Tamarisk is situated in upper Glenwood where you can experience the tranquility of a home-away-from-home under new ownership of Lana Jordaan.


Tanglewood Country Hotel

Tanglewood Country Hotel is ideally situated hotel accommodation in the Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal. The establishment has been opening doors for guests since 1885, hosting a golden stay in the country side.


Terracotta

Terracotta, a nature reserve in a garden, is situated on KwaZulu Natal's Golf Coast. The huge garden is regularly visited by many animals and more than 100 bird species. Terracotta also lies close to all of Southbroom’s wonderful facilities: golf, tennis, beaches, bowls and more. It has two beautifully furnished and equipped apartments. Each apartment has its own braai and patio area. It is ideal for families, couples or a group of golfers willing to share.


The Bridge 17 and 8

The Bridge 17 and 8 is situated on the banks of the St Lucia Estuary and encroaches on the iSimangiliso Wetland Park. Watch the hippos graze around the pool and in the gardens.


The Springbok Lodge
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The Springbok Lodge epitomizes the perfect safari experience with 21 beautifully appointed luxury tented rooms, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields.


The Tuscan Garden

The Tuscan Garden is an exclusive boutique-style guesthouse in the town of Newcastle in the luscious northern part of KZN province in South Africa.


Umdlalo Lodge
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Umdlalo Lodge is a destination for those seeking tranquility, quiet and contemporary comfort on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Offering up market accommodation, restaurant, conference and function facilities.


Umlalazi Nature Resort
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This ideal family holiday spot offers 20 km of unspoilt beaches, a beautiful lagoon and a variety of activities.


Umthunzi Hotel & Conference
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Umthunzi Hotel & Conference is an award winning, uniquely, affordable luxury venue that welcomes Leisure guests, Business delegates, Events and Wedding parties and Restaurant diners