Mpenjati Nature Reserve

Palm Beach, South Coast - KwaZulu Natal

Mpenjati Nature Reserve

The Mpenjati Nature Reserve is situated on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast 20 km south of the popular holiday destination of Margate. The beautiful reserve lies situated around the Mpenjati River Lagoon, and extends seawards 500m, serving to protect the unique fossils found there. The 66 hectare reserve is managed by KwaZulu Natal Wildlife, and consists of a system of interconnecting riverine and floodplain marsh habitats, extensive areas of coastal forest, coastal grasslands and open coastline, as well as river estuary. The Mpenjati River Lagoon has also gained reputation as a popular venue for a variety of water-based activities which include fishing, board sailing, boating, canoeing and swimming. Mpenjati features two picnic sites situated on each bank of the Mpenjati River, as well as barbecue facilities, ablution blocks, and a children's playground.

The Mpenjati Reserve is a prime birding destination , as well as providing decent opportunities for hiking. Along the beach and river estuary a number of less common bird species may be spotted including Water Thick-knee, Osprey, Swift Tern, Half-collared Kingfisher, Kittlitz's Plover, African Black Oystercatcher, and Giant Kingfisher. Birds inhabiting the coastal dune forest include, Black-bellied Starling, Red-capped Robin-chat, White-browed Scrub-robin, Brown Scrub-robin, Black-backed Puffback, Forest Canary, Green Twinspot, Orange-breasted Bush-shrike and Grey-headed Bush-shrike.

The Ipithi Trail which is just over a kilometer in length travels along the south bank of the river, and allows visitors the occasional opportunity to sight blue, red and grey duiker as well as bushbuck. The Yengele trail on the northern back is a short distance under two kilometers, and leads hikers through one of the KZN South Coast's largest dune forests. Observation platforms ideally placed along both trails, provide magnificent views of the lagoon, as well as the wetland system and the coast.

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 12 in 3 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Palm Beach Chalets

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Palm Beach

0.9km West of center of Mpenjati Nature Reserve

Palm Beach Chalets offers three self catering chalets which each sleep four guests. There is one bedroom with a double bed and two single beds in the living area. The lounge also has a couch. The units have fully equipped kitchens with everything you need

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Sleeps: 8
From R 270,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Ocean View Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Palm Beach

1.2km South of center of Mpenjati Nature Reserve

Bring your family & enjoy a warm holiday in a modern, secure privately owned Beach House , surrounded by a beautiful garden with seaviews. Ideal for groups of max 8 people... Und... "Wir sprechen Deutsch". We offer a discount for bookings more than 4 days

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Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms
From R 445,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Palm Cottage B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Palm Beach

1.2km South of center of Mpenjati Nature Reserve

In a secluded, tropical garden you will find two lovingly decorated double suites, each with kingsize bed, en-suite shower/WC, sitting room and thatched patio overlooking the sparkling rock pool.

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Sleeps: 32 in 6 units/rooms
From R 550,00
Per unit, per night.

Palm Beach Villas

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Palm Beach

1.3km South of center of Mpenjati Nature Reserve

Each authentic log villa is fully equipped and serviced daily to ensure your comfort while holidaying on the scenic Hibiscus Coast.

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Sleeps: 6
From R 850,00
Per unit, per night.

Sun-Sea-Dream-House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Palm Beach

1.4km South of center of Mpenjati Nature Reserve

The house is newly built and decorated in modern-country-sea-house style. The kitchen is equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. Best of all is that you look out over the ocean whilst preparing or eating your meals

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 000,00
Per unit, per night.

The Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Palm Beach

1.4km South of center of Mpenjati Nature Reserve

Some 30 km south of Port Shepstone, on the lush Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast is the tiny hamlet of Palm Beach. Nestled in the un-spoilt indigenous forest of this area is Forest Homes.

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Days at Sea

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Southbroom

1.4km North East of center of Mpenjati Nature Reserve

Designed and developed by the German photographer Dr Guido Schoeldgen and his wife Annette, Days at Sea became an epitome of peace, art and lifestyle.They were looking for an "all over the year" beach retreat in South Africa with a warm ocean, sandy beach

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Sleeps: 4
From R 950,00
Per unit, per night.

Trafalgar Retreat

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Trafalgar

1.7km North East of center of Mpenjati Nature Reserve

This beautifully situated family beach cottage accommodates 4 to 5 people. It has a breath-taking panoramic view of the sea & is within a 10 minute walk of the nearest bathing beach, Trafalgar Beach, which has Blue Flag status. The cottage has 2 bedroom

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Sleeps: 13 in 2 units/rooms

Donna's View

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Trafalgar

1.7km North East of center of Mpenjati Nature Reserve

Donna's View is stylish double-storey seven-bedroom home with a breaker view, perched above a Blue Flag beach (itself part of a marine reserve) and the Mpenjati Nature Reserve.Trafalgar is the village that time forgot. ...

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Sleeps: 6

The Beach Motel

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Palm Beach

1.8km South of center of Mpenjati Nature Reserve

The home is in a security village with a large swimming pool also a small pool for children, play park with a small superette and restaurant, one minutes walk from beach.

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