Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve

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The reserve is 76ha in extent and home to the largest saltwater Mangrove community in Durban. Birdlife is excellent on the mudflats at the uMngeni River Estuary. Purplebanded Sunbird, Wattle-eyed Flycatcher and Mangrove Kingfisher (winter) occur in the Mangroves, as do mudskippers, fiddler crabs and Red Mangrove Crabs. The reserve is a Natural Heritage Site and home of the FishCare Education Program.

Managing Agency: Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Type: Nature Reserve
Facilities: Guided and self guided trails; Picnic areas; Braai facility;
Environmental Education Centre; Educational group tours
Opening Hours: By appointment only
Dogs: No

Driving Directions: Travel north on the M4 from Durban towards
Umhlanga. Cross over the uMngeni River and take the Riverside Road turn-off. There is a dirt track on the left before the Prospect Hall intersection, which takes you under the freeway to the reserve entrance.

Travel time (from central Durban): 15 minutes

083 293 3611

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an excellent bit of Bush in the city where you can learn about the sustainability of mangroves and all that live in it.
well worth a visit on the 3rd Saturday of the month when the Honorary officers of KZN Wildlife open the reserve to visitors and take guided educational walks.
there are Braai facilities for those wishing to use them after their walks

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an excellent bit of Bush in the city where you can learn about the sustainability of mangroves and all that live in it.
well worth a visit on the 3rd Saturday of the month when the Honorary officers of KZN Wildlife open the reserve to visitors and take guided educational walks.
there are Braai facilities for those wishing to use them after their walks

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