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Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

  • Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal
Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal  © Darren Glanville, Copyright

Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Situated in the heart of the magnificent KwaZulu Natal midlands, a short distance below Howick Falls, is the Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve. The reserve covers an area of 650 hectares, and is managed by the Wildlife Society of South Africa. The Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve houses one of Africa's leading environmental education centres, with more than 15000 students making their way to the reserve each year to participate in various ecology, bush craft and adventure courses.

The majority of the Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve is situated within the breathtaking gorge below the Howick Falls, while the upper part of the reserve, above the falls, comprises the fringe of a rolling plateau. The terrain suddenly drops at the edge of the plateau for about 60m to form dramatic rock faces in places. Below the falls, the reserve continues along the Umgeni River for about 7 km.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be well-catered for with a number of self-guided drives, and six well-marked hiking trails. A popular option is the four day hiking trail which leads visitors between Howick Falls and Karkloof Falls. There are many picnic spots in the reserve which provide visitors with awesome views of the scenic gorge. A variety of wildlife which includes giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, nyala, impala, eland and other mammals can be found in the reserve. With a total list of over two hundred species, bird watchers will also find delight in sighting a number of rare species which include the elusive Nerina Trogon and the Crowned Eagle. An abundance of butterflies can also be seen in the Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve.


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Mission House
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 15 in 1 unit
From R 520
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Mission House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Curry's Post

0km from Curry's Post

3.7 Km from Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Mission House is a beautiful home situated on a ridge with breathtaking 360* views of the Drakensberg Mountains and the rolling hills of the Midlands.

Kusane Farm Cottages
Guest Rating: 8
Sleeps 12 in 4 units
From R 650
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Kusane Farm Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Howick

0km from Howick

5.2 Km from Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Kusane Farm Cottage is perched high above the stunning Karkloof valley, midway between Howick and Curry's Post on the Midlands Meander, with its fine restaurants and shopping.

Clydesdale On Lions River
Guest Rating: 8
Sleeps 20 in 8 units
From R 900
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 4 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Clydesdale On Lions River

Room Only / Limited SC in Lions River

0km from Lions River

6.4 Km from Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Lions River Country Cottages
Sleeps 17 in 3 units
From R 550
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Lions River Country Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dargle

0km from Dargle

6.8 Km from Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

If your heart yearns for a tranquil blend of seclusion and luxury then Lions River Country Cottages, award winning accommodation, is your perfect escape into the solitude of the countryside.

Sunbird Guest House
Sleeps 17 in 4 units
From R 550
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Sunbird Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Howick

0km from Howick

8.6 Km from Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Exclusive use by guests. Guest Lounge with TV, off street parking with remote controlled access, log cabin type outdoor gazebo with fireplace. Two separate private sleeping wings. Malaria Free Area. English breakfast or alternatives by prior ...

St Ives
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 38 in 16 units
From R 950
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 4 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

St Ives

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Lions River

0km from Lions River

8.6 Km from Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

St Ives Lodge and Venue is situated in the heart of the Lions River Valley in the KZN Midlands. This 140-hectare Family Owned & Managed Estate offers something for everyone. The Estate Boasts A Luxury Lodge with Wild Animals Roaming the Grounds...

Cedarwood
Guest Rating: 9.8
Graded:
Sleeps 20 in 1 unit
From R 380
Per person, per night sharing
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Cedarwood

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Howick

0km from Howick

8.8 Km from Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Our furnished, self catering house has four beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms, two of which are family rooms and a loft room - comfortably sleeping 10 adults and 6 children

Sugarlands Cottage
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 6 in 2 units
From R 450
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Sugarlands Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Curry's Post

0km from Curry's Post

9 Km from Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Sugarlands Farm is 6km from the N3 in the heart of the well-known Midlands Meander. A working Sheep and Beef farm where we have two units available to share our piece of paradise with you. Both units are serviced, self-catering units with full DSTV. L

Inversanda Farm Cottages
Sleeps 20 in 3 units
From R 450
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 10 adults max
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Inversanda Farm Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dargle

0km from Dargle

12.1 Km from Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Inversanda is a country lover’s haven situated in the beautiful Dargle Valley in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal.

Bushwillow Park
Guest Rating: 9

Bushwillow Park

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Karkloof

0km from Karkloof

14 Km from Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

There are the two cottages; the smaller option has a large bedroom, where the glorious winter sun's rays stream in to keep it warm and cosy. ( The en-suite bathroom is a shower, basin and loo.)

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