This reserve is only one hour south of Durban and although slightly inland, it boasts a clear view of the ocean. Eland, blue wildebeest, zebra and bushbuck roam freely amongst grassy plains. Birders can enjoy the abundance of birdlife around the two dams.
- The beautiful views of wooded slopes, open grassland ridges and the ocean
- Wide trail network
It’s the kind of place where you can drop in with littlies for an hour or two after the school run, making time in the natural wild a regular part of their childhood.
– Patricia McCracken, Wild 35
- Walking (self-guided trails)
- Mountain biking
Top sightings: Martial and crested eagle, caracal, blue wildebeest, blesbok, oribi, reedbuck, blue duiker, black-backed jackal
Accommodation: Tree house, camping
Gate times: October – March 06:00 – 18:00, April – September 06:00 – 17:00
Nearest centre: 9km inland of Umzinto and Scottburgh (about 5 minutes).
Contact reserve: +27 (0)39 974 2222
Ezemvelo Central Reservations: +27 (0)33 845 1000, [email protected]
Visit Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve’s home page.