Pigeon Valley Park

Pigeon Valley Park

Pigeon Valley Park is a Natural Heritage site covering an area of ten hectares, and consists mainly of coastal climax forest. It is the last remaining portion of the Stella Bush which, at one point used to cover most of the Berea Ridge. The reserve is named after the Bronze Naped Pigeon, which used to frequent the valley, though unfortunately this bird is now extinct in the area. Within the Park there a numerous giant trees, which are characteristic of coastal climax forests.

The park was proclaimed with the primary intention of protecting the Natal White Stinkwood which is possibly one of the scarcest tree species in South Africa. The Natal Loquat ,with sweetly scented blossoms flowers only at night, is another of the rare specimens to be found at Pigeon Valley . Pigeon Valley serves as an excellent birdwatching destination , and boasts a checklist of more than one hundred species. The most notable of these species to frequent the reserve is a rare winter visitor, known as the Spotted Thrush, and visitors to the reserve during the winter months are almost definitely guaranteed a sighting of this bird. Other elusive birds found in Pigeon Valley include narina trogan, green twinspot, and the buffspotted flufftail.

A variety of wildlife can also be found in the reserve, including Blue Duiker, Vervet monkeys, slender mongoose, Banded mongoose, Water mongoose, Rock hyrax and Spotted Genet. A five hundred meter trail runs on either side of the valley, allowing visitors to make their way through the reserve effortlessly.

Opening Hours : 06h00 to 21h00 Monday to Saturday
Address : Princess Alice Avenue, Durban, 4001
Contact : +27 (0) 31 205 1919

Accommodation Near Pigeon Valley Park

Sleeps: 18 in 9 units/rooms

Mackaya Bella Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

0.4km South of Pigeon Valley Park

Mackaya Bella is an established 4 star modern, eco-friendly bed and breakfast, situated in the newly revitalised suburb of Durban South, close to numerous restaurants, galleries, cafes and boutiques.

Nunuburd Lodge

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Glenwood, Durban

0.8km North West of Pigeon Valley Park

"Nunuburd" is dedicated to providing good value for money accommodation and service beyond compare, ensuring your accommodation needs are not only met, but exceeded.

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

An Upper Room B+B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Manor Gardens

0.8km North West of Pigeon Valley Park

An Upper Room B+B is situated on Durban's ridge with a spectacular view over the harbour. There are 4 twin bedded en-suite rooms, all with TV & DSTV. The rooms are fully air-conditioned.

Sleeps: 47 in 21 units/rooms

Villa Picasso

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.1km North of Pigeon Valley Park

Villa Picasso exudes a European influence with East African undertones, creating a uniquely metropolitan appeal. We warmly invite you to experience our guest house which offers superior services and fabulous features.


Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.4km South of Pigeon Valley Park

Comfortable, twin bed accommodation with en-suite shower opens onto a sunny patio and beautiful secluded garden.

Sleeps: 36 in 12 units/rooms

Roseland House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.5km North of Pigeon Valley Park

Our home has been lovingly adorned with many antiques from this period. All 7 en-suite double rooms are air-conditioned and tastefully furnished with your comfort in mind. Some rooms have their own private court yards and all have TV, hostess tray...


Chelsea Villa Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.6km North East of Pigeon Valley Park

Built in 1890, Chelsea Villa Guest House is one of the original Victorian Homes in the area. Great care has been taken to preserve most of the original fixtures during times of renovation and decorating, to ensure that the house maintains the ...

Sleeps: 32 in 8 units/rooms

Villa La Palma

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

1.7km North East of Pigeon Valley Park

All our units are equipped with cooling and heating air-conditioners for your comfort as well as TV, Hi-Fi, DVD Player and a large selection of satellite and local channels for your easy viewing. Tea, coffee and bottled water is complimentary and ...

Botany Bay Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Berea, Durban

3.0km North of Pigeon Valley Park

Our lodge has en-suite bedrooms with tv's fans and air conditioners for those balmy Durban evenings. We also offer safe off-street parking, pool bar, laundry / maid service and a fully fitted communal kitchen for your self catering requirments...

Sleeps: 10 in 2 units/rooms

Palm Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Sherwood

3.5km North West of Pigeon Valley Park

Located in a quiet and secure residential area, we offer self catering accommodation. Air-conditioning with TV, M-Net, DStv and swimming pool. Private driveway and entrance with secure parking. Dinner on request.