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Umlalazi Nature Reserve

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The nature reserve is really beautiful but to reach the sea is quite tricky with small kids. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Klerksdorp, South Africa
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A bit noisy but Good

The beach and the water are really clean , the nature reserve surrounding is really nice as well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“red duiker”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hulley Drive, Mtunzini 3867, South Africa
+27 35 340 1836
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The nature reserve is really beautiful but to reach the sea is quite tricky with small kids. There are huge dunes to walk until you reach the sea...but walking back later uphill with babies and all your stuff is not so easy. Still a beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lburger2603
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really surprised at the amazing Bird hides in the park. I sat for hours in some of the hides and could have stayed much longer. The only negative is that the Take away is not great in the park. This could be that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach and the water are really clean , the nature reserve surrounding is really nice as well . The only downside about this the drunken people that tend to park and party near the entrance ,and parking lot of the nature reserve. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank philad2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the Reserve is well situated to capture the natural environment of mangroves, wild beaches and coastal forests which was spectacular the camping resort fell far short of our expectation. Amenities are well below par and the staff need to be trained on the wild...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Johnno0908
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tropical beach town Humid in December Paddle on the river is safe, just check the wind speeds River mouth is quiet and very few people around

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bianca168
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I enjoyed the tranquillity at the unspoilt beach. The surrounding park and nature reserve is extremely gorgeous. It is a nice cool and peaceful area where I can sit, relax, and feel the nature around me. There are not as many people there, unlike other...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ProfRugbeer
Reviewed 23 July 2018

When you arrive at the beach, you look to the left and to the right and all you can see is an infinity of beach. If you get there early enough in the morning, your footprints will be the only ones you see. Now you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Py M
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The family and I are very familiar with the Umlalazi Nature Reserve and not to forget Mtunzini. We have been visiting Mtunzini and the reserve since 1990, 28 years of wonderful memories. Each time we travel to Mtunzini whether it is to celebrate a birthday...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 676glendau
Reviewed 4 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ryanm77330
Reviewed 29 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kariesa
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Liam G
5 September 2018|
Response from 676glendau | Reviewed this property |
Hi just Google kzn wildlife Umlalazi and the website should provide all the necessary details.
1 January 2018|
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Response from RossS981 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I have no idea. We were there on timeshare points.
6 September 2017|
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Response from Kathy N | 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