New Germany Nature Reserve

New Germany Nature Reserve

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New Germany Nature Reserve is a 50ha mosaic of bushclump grassland, forest, and Protea woodland (three species of Protea). Main attractions include the walk-through aviary, wildflowers in spring, and section of historic Durban to
Pietermaritzburg wagon route.

Managing Agency: eThekwini Municipality
Type: Nature Reserve
Facilities: Bird hides; Guided and self-guided trails; Walk-through aviary;
Picnic areas; Braai facilities; Accommodation; Environmental Education Centre
Opening Hours: 07h30 - 17h00
Dogs: No

Driving Directions: Take the M19 west from Durban to Pinetown. Take the Otto Volek off-ramp and turn left into Otto Volek Road. Turn immediately left into Mountain Ridge Road and follow signs to the reserve.

Travel time (from central Durban): 30 minutes
North Park is 53ha in extent and comprises riverine and coastal scarp forest, where visitors can walk beneath the canopy of a mature forest. The reserve is home to very good birdlife, in particular the Knysna Turacos, which co-habit the region with their locally more common relatives, the Purple Crested Turaco.

031 262 8239


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