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Entumeni Nature Reserve

The Entumeni forest was established as a nature reserve in 1970, and lies about fifteen kilometers south of Eshowe. The reserve covers a total area of seven hundred and fifty hectares and consists largely of a forested gorge and a number of large grasslands. Due to the fact that Entumeni forest is situated at a slightly higher altitude than the nearby, well known Dlinza forest, the reserves is home to a few more species. The reserve has two trails, the the terrain is steep and walking is advised for the fit only. Both trails begin at the picnic site in the forest. The uPiti Trail is a circular trail and taking roughly two hours to complete. The four hour long Ukhozi Trail takes hikers through scenic surroundings but the un-level terrain makes for tiring walking.

The midpoint of the Ukhozi trail is at a magnificent waterfall on the Ngoje stream. This area often provides sightings of rare Longtailed Wagtails, which frequent the stream. Overall the reserve is an excellent bird watching destination with species such as Brown Robin, Yellow-streaked Bulbul, Delegorgues Pigeon, Grey Cuckoo shrike, Black Cuckoo and Olive Woodpecker. Like the Dlinza Forest, both bushbuck and blue duiker are found in the Entumeni forest. Two pairs of Crowned Eagles are also often seen and heard soaring over the forest. The reserves grassland are home to a herd of Zebra, as well as a variety of grassland species including Croaking Cisticola.

The grasslands in the reserve are home to a herd of zebra, and numerous grassland bird species such as the Lazy Cisticola, Red backed Mannikin and African Firefinch. This forest's canopy is massive, and consistis of trees such as the Giant Umzimbeet, Wild Plum and Flatcrowns. These giants of the forest protect the numerous colonies of plants such as Cycads and Clivias on the forest floor, by offering shade. A rare the Miller's Tiger moth, which was previously thought to be extinct, was recently found in the grasslands of the Entumeni Forest.

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Sleeps: 13 in 6 units/rooms

A Kings View Boutique Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Eshowe

11.8km East of center of Entumeni Nature Reserve

A Kings View Boutique Guesthouse stands majestically overlooking natural forest, ambling hills and the Indian Ocean in the distance. Stunning panoramic views fit for royalty. First-of-its-kind in Eshowe, our Guesthouse is Boutique in every sense of the wo

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Sleeps: 20 in 6 units/rooms
From R 550,00
Per unit, per night.
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Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Eshowe

12.0km East of center of Entumeni Nature Reserve

The moment you arrive at the Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse in Eshowe you will feel welcome and at home. Set in a large, 100-year-old Victorian home with magnificent country views.

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Sleeps: 9 in 3 units/rooms

Chase Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Eshowe

14.0km East of center of Entumeni Nature Reserve

Chase Guest House is a traditional sugar farm homestead in a beautiful garden bordering Eshowe, offering country hospitality, healthy breakfasts and personal service. Relax in two spacious, up-market well-appointed double garden cottages

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Sleeps: 12
From R 1 533,00
Per unit, per night.
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Agape Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tugela River Mouth

38.3km South East of center of Entumeni Nature Reserve

Located on the KZN North Coast, about 90Kms from Durban or Richards Bay, Agape self-catering, secure and pet friendly Beach house is beautifully situated, with magnificent river and sea views and has direct access to the beach.

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms

Mtonjaneni Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melmoth

40.5km North of center of Entumeni Nature Reserve

Our beautifully furnished en-suite rooms offer the perfect countryside stay. We have 26 en-suite rooms & can easily accommodate 55 guests if sharing. 3 of our classic rooms have the potential to be converted to family-friendly rooms upon request.

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Sleeps: 38 in 12 units/rooms
From R 448,00
Per person, per night sharing.
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Zinkwazi Lagoon Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Zinkwazi Beach

41.5km South East of center of Entumeni Nature Reserve

All 19 Rooms and Family Suites are scattered in the extensive grounds amongst tropical trees and palms. Our Bird Rooms come with double or twin beds, en-suite showers, ceiling fans, 5-channel TV's (DStv available in lounge) and covered patios, and...

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Sleeps: 6

Quintasol Accommodation & Birding

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mtunzini

41.8km East of center of Entumeni Nature Reserve

Enjoy our spacious private Bird Friendly 2 bedroomed self-catered accommodation in the heart of nature, surrounded by lush Indigenous trees & garden where we have an abundance bird life

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Sleeps: 14
From R 2 800,00
Per site, per night.
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Nautilhouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Zinkwazi Beach

42.2km South East of center of Entumeni Nature Reserve

Nautilhouse is a beachfront house in Zinkwazi Beach which can accommodate 10 people.Most of the rooms are air-conditioned.Nice kitchen. TV. Swimming pool. Four garages. Direct access to the beach.Large garden.Excellent security system.Pets welcome.

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Sleeps: 6

Shack By The Sea

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Zinkwazi Beach

42.2km South East of center of Entumeni Nature Reserve

Shack By The Sea is a free standing, three bedroomed self-catering guest house situated in Panorama Drive Zinkwasi Beach KZN North Coast.

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Sleeps: 20 in 3 units/rooms

Black Rock Beach Cottage

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Zinkwazi Beach

42.2km South East of center of Entumeni Nature Reserve

Black Rock Beach Cottage is a double storey house with a separate little flat in the garden and is situated right on the beach front. The Top section sleeps 10, the Bottom section sleeps 6 and the little Flatlet sleeps 4. These units can be taken ...

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