Nature Reserves near Durban

Drakensberg

Find the distances of selected nature reserves near Durban for your South African self-drive holiday. Come experience the scenic splendour and amazing wildlife of South Africa's Nature Reserves.


Tala Game Reserve
A view of the Tala Game Reserve location.

Distance

73.5km

GPS Coordinates

29:50:4.74 S
30:31:34.32 E

Tala Game Reserve is a malaria-free wildlife sanctuary which stretches over 3 000 hectares of pristine natural plains and grasslands. Tala is close to Pietermaritzburg and offers plains, grasslands and rivers.

Midmar Dam and Nature Reserve
Midmar Dam and Reserve.

Distance

111km

GPS Coordinates

29:29:27.86 S
30:11:37.85 E

Midmar Dam and Nature Reserve offers accommodation near the shore line and has facilities for canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. Activities also include oating, fishing, water sports, swimming and game viewing.

Thula Thula Game Reserve
Thula Thula Game Reserve view.

Distance

184km

GPS Coordinates

28:35:19 S
31:45:34 E

Thula Thula Game Reserve, an eco-safari destination and wildlife sanctuary, is the oldest private game reserve on the Elephant Coast, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Giants Castle Reserve
A view of the reserve at Giants Castle Game Reserve.

Distance

228km

GPS Coordinates

29:05:18 S
29:23:47 E

Giants Castle Reserve is a hiker's paradise, with a wide range of exciting hikes to suit all levels. Accommodation at Giants Castle Reserve offers breathtaking views of deep valleys, grassy plateaus and craggy mountains.

Maphelane
Maphelane.

Distance

250km

GPS Coordinates

28:24:22.36 S
32:25:21.62 E

Maphelane is located in the south of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Accommodation is in Self-catering log cabins, camping and caravan sites. Activities include ski-boat, surf fishing, self-guided walking trail and birding.

Hluhluwe Game Reserve
View of a lion in the reserve.

Distance

253km

GPS Coordinates

28:04:36 S
32:04:49 E

Hluhluwe Game Reserve is the oldest Game Rerserve in South Africa. View the Big Five in Hluhluwe Game Reserve as well as several more elusive animals, such Wild Dog, Giraffe, Cheetah and Nyala.

Imfolozi Game Reserve
Imfolozi Game Reserve view.

Distance

253km

GPS Coordinates

28:04:36 S
32:04:49 E

Imfolozi Game Reserve is situated in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park covering 96 000 hectares and is home to Africa's Big Five and an abundance of African Wildlife. Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is world renowned for its White Rhino conservation.

Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park
A view of the Drakensberg mountains in the backdrop.

Distance

261km

GPS Coordinates

34:35:61.1 S
18:49:65.4 E

Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park is a world Heritage Site and located just two hours from Durban and four hours from Gauteng. It offers scenic beauty, great hiking and a spiritual atmosphere.

Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge
See giraffe at Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge.

Distance

268km

GPS Coordinates

28:25:27.04 S
29:58:58.22 E

Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge is built into an indigenous forest that lies on the edge of a waterhole and provides the perfect getaway for a sublime Big Five safari or a conference near the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Cape Vidal
Cape Vidal.

Distance

269km

GPS Coordinates

28:07:23 S
32:33:20 E

Cape Vidal is located in iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Highlights include beach and ocean activities, nesting turtles and wildlife viewing. Accommodation is in beach log cabins, camp sites and a bush lodge.

Falaza Game Reserve
Rhinos graze on the grass at Falaza Game Reserve.

Distance

272km

GPS Coordinates

28:01:00 S
32:17:00 E

Falaza Game Reserve is located along the Elephant Coast in Kwazulu-Natal. Falaza offers Rhino Tracking, game drives and bush walk, relaxing spa treatments, conferencing and much more.

Ubizane Wildlife Reserve
View of the wildlife at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve.

Distance

272km

GPS Coordinates

28:00:824 S
32:13:412 E

Ubizane Wildlife Reserve is every nature lover's paradise with over 450 species of bird, as well as a variety of game, including White Rhino, Giraffe, Wildebeest, and most species of antelope.

Bonamanzi Game Park
Guests enjoy sundowners after game activities.

Distance

280km

GPS Coordinates

28:03:26 S
32:17:37 E

Bonamanzi Game Park is uniquely located next to the World Heritage Site of Lake St Lucia about 15 minutes from the town of Hluhluwe. There is no place that offers so complete an African experience as Zululand.

Thanda Private Reserve
Elephants drinking at the waterhole.

Distance

298km

GPS Coordinates

27:49:41 S
32:06:57 E

Thanda Private Reserve provides a big game experience with sought after Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard amongst the very entertaining Wild Dog, Cheetah, Hyena, Warthog and plains game as well as an abundance of bird life.