Mount Moreland Swallows

Mount Moreland Swallows

Migration Zone


No votes yet

Picnic at the Lake Victoria Conservancy in Mount Moreland, which is the largest roost site for the Barn (European) Swallows Hirundor rustica. During their summer migration to South Africa from Europe, the swallows fly a round trip of approximately 12,000 kilometres. Just before sunset, from mid October to mid April, millions of the birds fly in to roost in the reeds.

Managing Agency: Private
Type: Viewpoint
Facilities: As there are no facilities available, visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs, drinks and snacks, as well as insect repellent.
Opening Hours: Sunset (best from mid
October to mid April)
Dogs: No

Driving Directions: Take the N2 north from Durban towards Ballito. Take the Umdloti Beach/Verulam off-ramp and turn left towards Verulam. Turn right after approximately 1km towards Mount Moreland. Follow the 'Barn Swallow Site' directional boards on route to Mount Moreland.

Travel time (from central Durban): 45 minutes

031 568 1671/1557


Javascript is required to view this map.



Compare related sites, explore the related maps, find out about volunteering, how to get here and more. Soon, you will find ways to share this map here, too.

Getting Here


Every site using the same primary Icon on Open Green Map is automatically linked here. You can compare different approaches and solutions on this map and others around the world.
Other Sites on Map


Related Sites Worldwide
Choose a connections category from the list on the left.


Registered users can post photos, videos, and documents here.


No impacts have been left for this site yet - be the first!

Donate to GreenMaps