Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Home to over 270 bird species, and numerous antelope and other mammals, Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve near Howick offers 6 hiking trails.

The greater part of the nature reserve lies in the spectacular Umgeni River gorge below the Howick Falls, while the upper part is the fringe of a rolling plateau which has an average altitude of about 1 000m. The land falls away abruptly at the edge of the plateau for about 60m to form rock faces in places. The valley sides below 860m altitude slope away gently towards the Umgeni River, 7km of which falls within the reserve.

The reserve is home to giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope. There is an indigenous tree trail surrounding the main Education Centre and self-guided walks mingling with the game animals in the beautiful Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve. Butterflies abound in the reserve.
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