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Umlalazi Nature Reserve

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Hulley Drive, Mtunzini 3867, South Africa
+27 35 340 1836
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Abysmal ablutions

We camped as a large group and first off, the natural setting is spectacular, the coastal forests... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ryanm77330
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Durban, South Africa
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Great reserve and family friendly

This reserve combines beach, Mangroves, lake and forest. There are various walks starting from here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kariesa
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Brittany, France
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hulley Drive, Mtunzini 3867, South Africa
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+27 35 340 1836
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"red duiker"
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"coastal forest"
in 4 reviews
"ablution facilities"
in 2 reviews
"picnic area"
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"on site"
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"clams"
in 3 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 2 reviews
"easy walk"
in 2 reviews
"enjoyable stay"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 2 reviews
"fish"
in 2 reviews
"palm"
in 6 reviews
"vultures"
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"braai"
in 4 reviews
"monkeys"
in 12 reviews
"sites"
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"mangroves"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We camped as a large group and first off, the natural setting is spectacular, the coastal forests beautiful, and full of interesting birds. Unfortunately there is a lot of litter at the entrance to the beach (access from car park area), not sure why this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This reserve combines beach, Mangroves, lake and forest. There are various walks starting from here - from 30mins to 2 hours. The beaches are pristine and quiet when we visited. Perfect for sunrise walks. We encountered 2 lovely Giraffe, Monkeys and duikers. Worthwhile visit when...More

Thank Kariesa
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant cottages. Short walk to beautiful beach. Very peaceful. Great relaxing and recuperating spot.

Thank Mespey
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We stayed at the Mtunzini Chalets and the reserve is easily accessibile on foot by the many paths wandering through the coastal forest or along the endless beach. The reserve and main beach are accessible by road and there is an entrance gate where you...More

Thank CaroBomb
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Lovely to relax on the un spoilt beach in Mtunzini, absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Most definitely recommend to everyone.

1  Thank BluffTradewinds
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The Dune rainforests and long never ending beaches in this reserve make it a great relaxing holiday. For bird watchers it is one of the few places where you can still see Palm nut vultures and they nest there too!

Thank Cassandra S
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lovely hiking trails, beautiful flora and mangrove swamps. A quiet, leisurely walk along the boardwalk to witness the various colorful creatures in the mangroves. Log cabins available for hire with restaurants accessible easily in the Mtunzini village. Access is also provided to the beach.

Thank VineshRamdial
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

If you think you are going to visit a peaceful park surrounded by the sounds of nature, think again. We stayed at the camping site, and from 13:00 - 21:00 everyday some drunken partying was allowed to go on at the mangrove parking spot. The...More

Thank RudolphHarms
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

umlalazi nature reserve Friday the 22nd of Sep I went for a shower before bed with my husband in the males bathroom next door. i hear my friend shouting WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN HERE! this young African male was looking at me whilst i...More

Thank antoinettecarl
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

R30 per person for a day pass gives you access to the reserve. The highlight is a boardwalk through the mangrove swamp, unless you have boat or are a fisherman. The boardwalk requires time and patience and quiet. The mangroves are full of small and...More

Thank Ross S
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ycloock
1 January 2018|
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Response from Ross S | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I have no idea. We were there on timeshare points.
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SarahNudist
6 September 2017|
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Response from KathyN575 | Reviewed this property |
No I don't believe there is, and I walked about 4 km of it! But as the others have said, there is so much beach and so few people, so I am sure you could find some space away from the fishermen if you wanted to go a bit... More
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Rachel E
14 July 2017|
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Response from Ernes S | Reviewed this property |
R60 per adult
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