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Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve - Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal

Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

The small Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve serves as the headquarters of KZN Wildlife. The reserve is situated a short distance north of Pietermaritzburg's city centre, and provides an environmental education and outdoor recreation area for the people of the Natal Midlands. It contains a variety of habitats including forest patches, thickets, open woodland and grassland. Animals to be found in the reserve include Impala, zebra, blesbok, bushbuck, both grey and blue duiker, monkeys and rock hyrax.. Queen Elizabeth Park also serves as an excellent birding destination, and visitors can expect sightings of crowned eagle, African Emerald Cuckoo, Olive Woodpecker, both Tawny-flanked Prinia and Drakensberg Prinia, four species of canaries, an assortment of weavers, Common Waxbill and Zitting Cisticola to mention a few.

There are a large number of indigenous and exotic plants growing in the reserve, but of special interest are the numerous species of cycads which grow around the Douglas Mitchell Centre, and the endangered Hilton daisies which grow naturally in the grasslands in the park. The Queen Elizabeth park nature reserve also features a model bird garden and the circular self-guided iDube Trail, which offers beautiful views over the city. The reserve also has a small resource centre, and a variety of environmental education workshops are run regularly there throughout the year. Visitors can also make use of three picnic areas with barbecue and ablution facilities.

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

Bancroft B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg

0.8km South West of center of Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

Bancroft B&B is in Hilton, in the forested hills above Pietermaritzburg, the capital of Kwazulu-Natal. With its beautiful Georgian facade Bancroft offers 2 extremely comfortable, well appointed, luxury B&B suites accommodating 6 people

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Sleeps: 29 in 9 units/rooms
From R 680,00
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Gateside Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg

1.8km West of center of Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

Gateside is found in the heart of tranquil Hilton village, 10km from Pietermaritzburg, at the entrance to the scenic Midlands Meander and close to St Anne's and Hilton College. Set in a quiet lane amongst green pastures with magnificent views of ...

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Hilton Safari Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg

2.4km West of center of Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

Hilton Safari Lodge is a thatched upmarket B & B set on over an acre of beautiful gardens, situated in the heart of the village within easy walking distance of the Quarry Shopping Centre and a choice of restaurants.

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Sleeps: 15 in 4 units/rooms
From R 395,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Hilton View Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg

3.0km South West of center of Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

We have 4 Bedrooms, 3 twins plus a family room with a Queen and two single beds. All rooms have coffee making facilities and their own Bathrooms, with TV's and fridges in three. Two rooms have balconies with lovely views. We have a magnificent Air...

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Hilton Bella Vista Cachai

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg

3.3km South West of center of Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

This peaceful accommodation is tucked away in lush vegetation, allowing for breathtaking views from the garden, hence the name "Bella Vista".

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Sleeps: 7 in 2 units/rooms
From R 360,00
Per person, per night sharing.

King's Hill Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg

3.5km West of center of Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

King's Hill B & B is situated in the picturesque village of Hilton, the gateway to the Natal Midlands & has beautiful views of the Cedara Valley. We can accommodate a maximum of 6 people sharing in 2 tastefully decorated, non-smoking rooms...

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Sleeps: 2

Gecko Hill

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

3.6km East of center of Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

Situated a mere 600 metres from the popular Cascades shopping centre in the leafy northern suburb of Montrose, and less than 5 minutes drive to the Liberty Midlands Mall and the N3 highway, Gecko Hill is a popular self catering destination.

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Brevisbrook Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

3.9km South East of center of Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

Enjoy the warmest hospitality in Pietermaritzburg as Patrick Laundy welcomes you to Brevisbrook. Guests feel most relaxed in this peaceful country style property set in lush surroundings overlooking indigenous trees and a bubbling stream.

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Sleeps: 39 in 18 units/rooms

The Sleeping Bao B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

4.5km East of center of Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

Available are 7 individually and elegantly, fully furnished rooms overlooking well established gardens. Rooms have air conditioning / fans, all rooms are fully heated in winter. Each of the rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and TV's.

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Sleeps: 10 in 3 units/rooms

Babbling Brook B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

4.6km South East of center of Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve

Situated 5 minutes from the centre of the City of Pietermaritzburg and 2 minutes from the National Botanic Gardens, Babbling Brook offers 3 tastefully decorated rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

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