Nature Reserves near Durban

© Game drive in open safari vehicle at Thula Private Game Reserve.

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Bonamanzi Game Park

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

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.

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