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

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.


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.


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.


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.


Babananago Game Reserve - Babanango Valley Lodge
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Babanango Valley Lodge is a luxury safari lodge in the heart of Zululand perfect for nature lovers wanting to escape city life. The lodge overlooks the picturesque Nsubeni River Valley with glistening granite koppies, sandstone cliffs, and quartzite ridges stretching into the far distance where the White Umfolozi River flows.


Babanango Game Reserve - Zulu Rock Lodge

Situated in the Babanango Game Reserve, Zulu Rock offers catered accommodation in an intimate bush setting. The lodge overlooks the valley below its rocky hillside position allowing for panoramic views of the African bushveld.


Ballito Salt Rock Accommodation

Situated in Shaka's Rock, Ballito, our 3 bedroom, ground-floor apartment is the perfect holiday destination for you and your family. Quiet complex with communal swimming pool and a short walk to the beach and lovely restaurants.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Carisford Lodge

Carisford Lodge is an ideally located self-catering resort in Clansthal situated within short walking distance from the beach which is private and ideal for surfing and snorkelling.


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. Gateway. Durban CBD, Umhlanga New Town Centre and La Lucia Ridge are nearby. It is an ideal venue for Tourists and Businessmen alike.


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 a Tuscan Villa

Planning the ultimate beach holiday on KZN's gorgeous Dolphin Coast? Escape to a Tuscan Villa with magnificent ocean views from every living space. The open splendour of this villa is sensational, it makes every aspect of the entertainer's dream a reality!


Escape to Dolphinview

Planning a real beach holiday? This pet-friendly, beachfront apartment offers guests a time out and the ability to unwind right in front of magnificent sea views, fresh sea breezes, and endless invigorating swims in the ocean or lazing in more tranquil waters of the natural tidal pool nearby.


Escape to Oceanbreaks

Seeking some seaside R&R, or planning a family vacation? This pet-friendly, beachfront apartment surrounds guests with the sounds of waves lapping on the shore, fresh sea breezes and endless ocean views. Visit and make this oceanfront home your go-to beach getaway!


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!


Hluhluwe Bush Camp Glamping Village

Glamorous camping in the bush close to Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Park and the Indian Ocean. Perfect located 12 km from Hluhluwe in the bush and between the pineapple fields.


Honeywood Forest Lodge

Honeywood offers self catering accommodation, conferences and team building, restaurant as well as a beautifull wedding and events venue in Sea Park on the KwaZulu south coast.


Imani Bush House
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Imani Bush House and Silver Sky Chalet are both private, self-catering properties situated in an indigenous sand forest on Kuleni Game Reserve. Each unit has its own plunge pool, a shady breeze and game that tends to wander through the garden. The world stands still while you relax and listen to the sounds of nature. If action is what you're after, the St Lucia wetland area, False Bay, Big 5 game viewing game parks and diving hot spots of Sodwana Bay are all on your doorstep.


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.


La Ballito 606

The apartment features 1 bedroom with Double bed and Open plan room with bunker beds, ideal for kids, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Ceiling fans. Towels and bed linen are featured in this accommodation.


Leopard Tree Lodge
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UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP & NEW MANAGEMENT AS FROM 01/04/2021. TOTAL UPGRADE & RENOVATION OF LODGE. Leopard Tree Lodge is a 4 Star luxury self-catering establishment & is situated right on the edge of the forest/greenbelt area surrounding St Lucia


Lindisfarne B&B
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At Lindisfarne we pride ourselves on service, comfort, cleanliness,a tasty, hearty breakfast and good conversation.


Makakatana Bay Lodge
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Experience the magic and wonder of unspoiled beaches, vast wetlands, game drives, and an unforgettable boat cruise on Lake St Lucia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in a private luxurious lodge.


Marula Gardens

Come and enjoy our bed and breakfast, established in the great African tradition and set in beautiful sub-tropical gardens, with amazing shade and fruit trees. The accommodation offers 8 bedrooms featuring 5 Rondavels centred around a courtyard, with a sparkling swimming pool.


mFulaWozi Wilderness Biyela Lodge
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It is here that you walk in the footsteps of giants such as Shaka Zulu and Dr Ian Player. Beautiful Lodges that overlook the mighty White iMfolozi River. Tastefully decorated with our African heritage shining through. Come and experience the African Wilderness at it's best.


Ocean Rocks Villa

Ocean Rocks Villa guarantees tranquility and relaxation.


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.


Palmer's Rock

Nestled on Glenmore Beach direct on the sea front, Palmer's Rock Cottage offers one of the best relaxing holidays on the South Coast. Situated along a spectacular seafront, guests have a lovely breaker view of the warm Indian Ocean only 50 metres from the large sea facing deck.


Rhino Coast Guesthouse
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Rhino Coast Guesthouse is an upmarket, luxury Bed & Breakfast situated in the town of St. Lucia Kwa-Zulu Natal. It offers a tranquil escape for a discerning traveller.


Riverside Hotel
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Riverside Hotel offers luxury accommodation in Durban North with unparalleled views across a magnificent green belt.


Sani Lodge Backpackers

A stunning location in the heart of the majestic Drakensberg mountains, Sani Lodge Backpackers offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, hearty meals, and well-deserved relaxation. We are one of the oldest backpackers in the country, welcoming guests from around the world for over 30 years.


Santa Rosa

A beautiful holiday home set in a tranquil Sand Forest.


Sasi Bush Lodge

A newly established, all-inclusive luxury tented camp set in the Drakensberg Mountains. A unique South African experience- supporting local, encouraging sustainable eco-tourism and showcasing the best of the South African bush. Plains game sightings, indigenous natural surrounds and rock art tours are all included in this berg and bush experience. Three accommodation units sleeping a total of eight guests and a main lodge area complete with a bar, dining room, lounge and outdoor boma.


Southport Sands

Self-catering 12 sleeper with direct private beach access. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en–suite). 3 bedrooms offer a choice of a king size bed or 2x extra length single beds. 4th bedroom has 2x adult size tri–bunk beds (sleeps 6 in total). Pet friendly, secured parking, swimming pool and much more.


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.