Shongweni Dam and Game Reserve: This Msinsi reserve has been described as “a slice of Africa on Durban’s doorstep”, with buffalo, giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope calling it home. For a fresh perspective on the birds and animals, take to the dam’s 51 hectares of water, the perfect playground for canoeing enthusiasts. And don’t stress about transporting your own canoe – a canoe, two life jackets and two paddles can be rented at the reserve's reception for R175 per day. Picture courtesy of Msinsi Resorts & Game Reserves