Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

The Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, situated in the Durban South suburb of Yellowwood Park, was proclaimed in 1963 and is considered to be one of the finest reserves in the Durban area. The land on which the reserve is situated was settled by the Stainbank family in 1857, and was used as farmland. The reserve was established after Kenneth Stainbank, bequeathed the land for public use and is now managed by KZN Wildlife.

The Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve covers a total area of 253 ha and features a number of natural habitats which include excellent examples of coastal forest and grasslands. These habitats serve as home to a variety of interesting species which include, bushbuck, reedbuck, impala, blue, both red and grey duiker, vervet monkey, rock hyrax commonly known as dassie, bushbaby, and a variety of mongoose which include slender, Egyptian and banded mongoose. Zebra, water monitor and genet can also be found within the reserve.

Over 200 bird species have been sighted within the reserve including Narina Trogon, Grey Waxbill, Spotted Thrush, Cinnamon Dove, Green Coucal, Black Sparrowhawk, African Goshawk, Green Twinspot and many others. The reserve is considered one the best places in the Durban region to observe white-eared barbet, green malkoha and the elusive lemon dove.

The wildlife can be best be seen by exploring the 13 km of trails that traverse the reserve. which includes a specially designed pathway for physically disabled and sight-impaired visitors. This trail leads to a portion of forest which allows for relatively easy viewing of game and birdlife, without having to travel through the reserve too much. There is also a 10 km mountain biking trail, which proves to somewhat of a challenge in some parts. The reserve also has a number of scenic picnic sites, which are often visited by the zebra and other animals.

The reserve is open between the hours of 6:00am - 18:00pm. An entrance fee is charged at the entrance gate where visitors can obtain maps and plant and animal lists from the field ranger.

For further information contact:
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
(031) 469 2807
divesj@kznwildlife.com

Accommodation Near Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Sleeps: 19 in 6 units/rooms

Queensburgh Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Queensburgh

3.8km North West of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Queensburgh Bed & Breakfast is nestled in the heart of Queensburgh. It's a suburb of Durban and is in close proximity to the all main shopping centres and variety of restaurants. We offer two cottages and one Executive suite with balcony

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Sleeps: 18 in 9 units/rooms

Mackaya Bella Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

6.0km North East of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

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.

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Dolphin's Rest Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bluff, Durban

6.8km East of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Dolphin's Rest is situated in the picturesque coastal suburb of Treasure Beach. This elegant seaside villa provides the luxuries of a five star hotel at very affordable price

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Le'horizon Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bluff, Durban

6.9km East of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Le'Horizon Guest House is situated in Treasure Beach (just next to the Bluff), Durban Kwa-Zulu Natal. It is surrounded by lush coastal greenery and exudes a very secluded and tranquil ambiance.

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29 on St. James

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Westville

6.9km North West of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

29 on St James is a magnificent, upmarket 7 suite B&B Guest Lodge. Each of the seven suites has its own entrance, veranda, Wi-Fi, air-con, wall safe, extra length beds &kitchen with bar fridge, microwave, cutlery & crockery. There is a wheelchair friendly

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Wishingwell Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Westville

6.9km North West of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Wishingwell lodge is a large thatched house situated on a long panhandle and an acre of indigenous established garden.

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Oaklands Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bluff, Durban

7.1km East of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Clean, comfortable accommodation in a quiet, friendly cul de sac overlooking the nature reserve and a secluded beach.

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The Bridgewing

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bluff, Durban

7.1km East of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

The Bridgewing is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with uninterrupted views of the Indian ocean. The unit offers comfortable accommadation for two in unassuming luxury. The open plan design includes a modern fully fitted kitchen and an en-suite ...

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Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms

Ocean Blue Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bluff, Durban

7.1km East of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

The unit offers 2 separate bedrooms, each with 2 separate beds - giving comfortable accommodation to 4 adults. You have a beautiful sea view from the main bedroom, open plan kitchen and lounge. There is a separate modern bathroom, fully fitted ...

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Sir Harveys Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Glenwood, Durban

7.1km North of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Sir Harveys provides luxury accommodation and is set in the leafy suburb of Glenwood which is centrally situated in Durban. Each room is fully air conditioned and fitted with a TV, hospitality trays, fridge, hairdryer, and a comfortable bed with ...

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