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  The Umhlanga Lagoon
by MikeAtSea

This 26 hectare reserve on the southern bank of the Umhlanga River in Umhlanga Rocks, north of Durban consists of an estuary, dune forest and coastal forest. It was proclaimed in 1980. There are two trails in the reserve which offer opportunities to explore the fascinating animal and plant life in these two forest types.
The trails also provide pedestrian access to the beach. There is a small picnic site situated at the entrance gate. Bushbuck, blue and grey duiker as well as other smaller mammals occur here. Numerous species of birds have been recorded in the reserve which also boasts the southern-most location of the crested guineafowl.

Directions: On the Northern outskirts of Durban

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 30, 2005
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