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

105 on KOI

This cosy apartment in Ballito provides the ultimate accommodation solution for a holiday getaway or business trip. KOI Living has a stunning rooftop communal pool, with an entertainment / braai area to enjoy a good old fashioned South African braai and get-together.


15 Praslin

15 Praslin is a self-catering apartment in the popular, scenic holiday village of Ramsgate on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast in South Africa. The apartment is situated on the Estuary of the Little Bilanhlolo River so has the privilege of a river as well as a sea view.


17 Siesta

Offering lovely sea views, 17 Siesta is a lovely old-fashioned, 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment situated in a secure complex in Ballito, on the Dolphin Coast in South Africa.


23 Umdloti Cabanas

Absolutely amazing triplex luxury modern interior design apartment with high-end finishes. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a separate living space with breathtaking views of the ocean & swimming pool on the premises.


307 Bermudas
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Spoil yourself and your loved ones with a stay in this fully air-conditioned luxury apartment. 307 The Bermudas is on the third floor and 130 square metres in extent which is much larger than most vacation rental units in Umhlanga.


47 Bay Ridge

47 Bay Ridge is a well-designed, spacious self-catering apartment located in the secure Bay Ridge residential complex, ideally suited for a holiday or short stay needs. Ballito Bay Ridge is conveniently situated on the Ballito coastline in the heart of the Dolphin Coast in KwaZulu-Natal.


601@2SIX2 Florida Road

This luxury one-bedroom 44sqm apartment offers modern comfort in the heart of Durban’s trendy Florida Road Precinct. The air-conditioned 4-sleeper unit comprises a separate bedroom, a living room, a fully appointed kitchenette, and bathroom with a queen-sized bed and pull-out couch. A flat-screened Smart TV is featured together with free WIFI.


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!


707@2SIX2 Florida

This luxury one-bedroom 44sqm apartment offers modern comfort in the heart of Durban’s trendy Florida Road Precinct. The air-conditioned 4-sleeper unit comprises a separate bedroom, a living room, a fully appointed kitchenette, and bathroom with a queen-sized bed and pull-out couch. A flat-screened Smart TV is featured together with free WIFI.


74 Hornbill Street

74 Hornbill Street is situated in the vibrant village of St Lucia and surrounded by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, a haven for nature lovers. Set back in the quieter part of the town, with the sound of the ocean in the background lull and bird song above you.


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.


All Saints On Roberts

This up-market 2-bedroom apartment is situated in the leafy suburb of Clarendon, less than 2 km from the centre of Pietermaritzburg, with easy access to the highway & Airport.


All Seasons B & B
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We provide luxury accommodation which may including breakfast except for self catering suite. All Suites situated in the main house have 180-degree sea views. Access to the beach from the house. Centrally situated just off Marine Drive, the Bluff.


Amazian Mountain River Lodge
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Break away to Amazian Mountain River Lodge in a Malaria-free area, escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life and get pampered with personalized service in the ultimate tranquil surroundings at Amazian Mountain River Lodge.


Anchors Rest

Anchors Rest accommodates 10 people in 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and the third bedroom has two adult size bunk beds. The fourth bedroom has 2 single beds. All 4 bedrooms have an en-suite, shower and toilet. The main bathroom has a shower and a bath tub. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and wardrobes.


ANEW Hotel Hilton
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A Hidden Gem in the Midlands Meander - Situated right on the doorstep of the Midlands Meander just outside of Pietermaritzburg, this hotel combines old-world charm with highly rated friendly and efficient service.


ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe
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Set on the magnificent Elephant Coast, you’ll get to experience spectacular accommodation near South Africa’s oldest Game Reserve, the 3-star ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe – the ultimate South African holiday destination.


ANEW Hotel Ocean Reef
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The Ocean Reef Hotel consists of hotel accommodation and Self catering accommodation. The Hotel boasts the Bamboo Food workshop which serves breakfast, lunch and Dinner. The accommodation offers spacious and affordable luxury rooms.


ANEW Lodge Hluhluwe
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Located 16km outside Hluhluwe-imfolozi park, the luxurious five-star self-catering lodge is separate from the ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe building and consists of five separate air-conditioned bedrooms all with their own en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for executive retreats or family gatherings, ANEW Lodge Hluhluwe offers a bush experience like no other.


ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest
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Nestled below the Ingeli Mountain range (between Harding and Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal) and surrounded by breath taking indigenous forests, Anew Hotel Ingeli Forest and Spa is the perfect place to unwind. Wedding and Conferencing facilities available.


ANEW Resort Vulintaba
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Nestled within the dramatic amphitheatre of the mountains of northern Drakensberg, ANEW Resort Vulintaba is a picturesque country escape near Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Experience the raw natural beauty of the surrounding landscape during your stay.


Ariel's Rest

Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a bar, Ariel's Rest Self-catering - 4 Bedroom Luxury Home features accommodation in Pennington with free WiFi and pool views. Featuring free private parking, the holiday home is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking and fishing.


Babananago Game Reserve - Babanango Valley Lodge
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Set deep in the heart of the Babanango Valley, Valley Lodge offers a “home away from home” experience in a farm-styled environment. It is the perfect getaway for group bookings, multi-gen family celebrations or just for a group of friends that want to spend quality time together.


Babanango Game Reserve - Zulu Rock Lodge

With one of the most breathtaking views in all of South Africa, Zulu Rock Lodge is set high above the mountains and is the perfect getaway for couples looking for an intimate Safari experience.


Ballito Beach Holiday 11 Skiathos

Skiathos is ideally situated in Shakas Rock, Ballito. You have direct access from the complex to the beach. It is a short walk to Salt Rock & the unique tidal pool. Breath-taking ocean views. The perfect spot to unwind and relax.


Ballito Hills 136

This chic 1-bedroom holiday apartment welcomes up to 4 guests to experience an enchanting vacation in Ballito Hills Lifestyle Estate. With partial views across the ocean, guests can look forward to an exciting stay close to the nearby beach.


Ballito Hills Palm Tree Unit

This chic 1-bedroom holiday apartment welcomes up to 2 guests to experience an exciting vacation in Ballito Hills Lifestyle Estate. With a modern aesthetic and beautiful ocean views in the distance, guests can look forward to a memorable stay close to the iconic Dolphin Beach.


Ballito Village 69

In Ballito Village is this stylish, three-bedroom vacation home welcomes up to six guests for an unforgettable getaway.


Bare Feet Retreat

Bare Feet Retreat is a small unique upmarket B&B situated in the neighbourhood of Freeland Park, Scottburgh. The B&B offers a spectacular view from the swimming pool area over the warm Indian Ocean and Aliwal Shoal (one of the top 10 best dive sites in the world). Bare Feet Retreat is set in a tropical garden offering secluded accommodation, high personal service and eye for detail.


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 6 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.


Bella's Rest Guesthouse

Bella’s Rest offers guest accommodation and is located in the heart of Dundee, KZN. The guest house is the ideal base from which to visit all the historic attractions the area offers with easy access to the main road.


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.


Blue Marlin Hotel
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The Blue Marlin Hotel offers over 100 rooms with comfortable accommodation and a range of facilities to suit your needs. Stunning subtropical gardens, superior service, sparkling pools and the warm Indian Ocean on your doorstep, make this your ideal family holiday getaway.


Blue Sands Guest House

The Blue Sands Guest House offers comfortable accommodation in the neat residential Scottsville suburb of Pietermaritzburg, close to the Pietermaritzburg city centre.


Bonamanzi Game Reserve
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See hippos and crocodiles at the adjoining World Heritage site of Lake St Lucia, explore the 4000 ha Bonamanzi Game Reserve or view the Big Five at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi. Excellent for photography, game watching and bird viewing.


Breakers Resort
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The green hills of KwaZulu-Natal form a backdrop to one of South Africa's most popular coastal resorts.


Buffalo Hill Safari Lodge

Our new family run Lodge since 2019, Buffalo Hill Safari Lodge, is situated in the 23000 ha Manyoni Private Game Reserve. For the bird lovers, the reserve has over 400 species of birds.


Camarque 85

Boasting spacious living areas, vibrant decor, and located in a prime holiday spot, this self-catering apartment is the definition of luxurious comfort. Consisting of 2 bedrooms, this apartment can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests, making it ideal for business travellers or holidaymakers as they enjoy the beauty of Umdloti.


Cavalo Guesthouse
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Farm stay with a difference, we are based in the Valley of 1000 hills in the farming community of Drummond.


Centre Court B&B
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Our Bed and Breakfast accommodation was selected semi finalist in the category Bed and Breakfast guest house style (large) for offering accommodation, facilities and service of the highest standard in South Africa.


Cheetah Ridge Lodge
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Situated in the Southern section of the Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Cheetah Ridge Lodge is a luxury, 4 star lodge.


Chez Paddy

Just 15 minutes north of the city of Durban, on the northern side of the Umgeni River Mouth, is the upmarket area of Durban North and Umhlanga. Most of this beautiful part of the world was once a coastal dune forest system and there are still parts of it preserved in the Mangrove Swamps, and the Umgeni Bird Park bears testimony to the number of birds attracted to the area.


Chumbi Bush House
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Chumbi Bush House is the place to do some serious relaxation. A Holiday home set within a private nature reserve. The house is an easy drive to St Lucia World Heritage site, Sodwana Bay and Hluhluwe National Park.


Coral Point Apartment E110

Located in Umhlanga, a 9-minute walk from Umdloti South Beach, Coral Point has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. This self-catered apartment has a private pool, a garden and free private parking.


Crooked Tree Cottage
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Crooked Tree Cottage set in Umhlanga , Kwazulu Natal is close to the Village with amazing beaches. Oceans Mall, Gateway, Durban CBD, Umhlanga New Town Centre and La Lucia Ridge are nearby. It is an ideal venue for Tourists and Businessmen alike.


Desiderata Chalet

Desiderata Chalets offers self-catering accommodation and is located in the charming Hilton village.


Dieu-Donnee River Lodge
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This 20-year-old South African residence is set in a beautiful tropical garden, 800 meters from the beach. We comprise 7 luxury en-suite rooms tastefully decorated, each equipped with modern amenities.


Eden Rock Forest Estate - Holiday Homes

Enjoy a holiday like no other in one of our exclusive holiday villas. Epitomising luxury, our wide range of sun soaked accommodation provides the perfect settings to unwind, relax and enjoy a wonderful holiday. All villas have Generators / Invertors / Solar for Loadshedding and JoJo tanks.


Elephant Rock Lodge

Elephant Rock Lodge is situated in the Big 5, malaria free, Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve near Ladysmith. Superbly sited overlooking a waterhole, Elephant Rock is a charming boutique safari lodge offering luxury accommodation.


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.