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eNanda - Rasta Caves and Umzinyathi Falls Tour


Activity Description

No trip to Durban would be complete without taking in the breath-taking views and unique culture of wild Inanda. Experience both, with a 2-hour guided walk to the impressive gorge and pristine valley vegetation that surround the uMzinyathi Waterfall. And just when you think you have seen it all, the steep gorge opens into a sacred cliff-face cave, a spiritual home still used by local Rastafarians. Here you will learn about the Rastafarian people, their religion as well as view the Rastafarian temple, caves and rock houses as well as ancient Ethiopian writings.


ProviderGreen Corridors NPC
Duration2 hours 30 minutes
WhenAll year round
WhereeNanda Dam
WeatherNot recommended in rainy weather.
What to WearGuests should wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and clothes,.
Things to BringGuests can bring a pair of sunglasses, binoculars and hat.
Guests or SpectatorsThe scenic Inanda Dam is located only 30 minutes drive from Durban North. GPS Location 29° 41.500′S 30° 53.353′E Directions for eNanda Adventure Park: Directions by car From Durban Central. 1. Travel out of the city on the N3 highway towards PIETERMARITZBURG 2. At the N2 interchange, take the N2 North towards STANGER/KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. 3. After 6km take EXIT 177 for R102/KWAMASHU HIGHWAY. 4. At the intersection turn LEFT onto the R102/KWAMASHU HIGHWAY towards INANDA. 5. Stay on R102 for 12.5km until you come to a roundabout, here take the right exit onto the M25. 6. Take your first major tar road to the LEFT after 600m, signposted Umzinyathi Falls. 7. Proceed for almost 2km, cross the bridge over the small river turn LEFT onto the Mr259 Rd. 8. Keep on the Mr259 for approximately 2.5km whereupon you’ll reach the trail center on your right hand side. From Hillcrest 1. Take Inanda Rd towards Waterfall. 2. Turn left at the traffic lights into Ngwele Rd/ M259. 3. Drop all the way down into the valley until you reach a four way tar crossing and turn right into Wushwini Rd towards the dam wall. 4. Proceed over the bridge below the dam wall, onto the dirt road and on to our centre 4 kilometers along the dirt road on the left.


Minimum Age6 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

ExclusionsFood and Beverages


You will meet and pick up your Guide at the eNanda Adventure Park- he will then ride with you in your vehicle to the falls for the start of the tour. The path down to the Rasta caves is rocky and when it rains it can be slippery. It is advised you wear proper hiking shoes, the distance however is only about 300m. At arrival you will learn about the Rastafarian people, their religion as well as view the Rastafarian temple, caves and rock houses (which they live in) as well as ancient Ethiopian writing.

Customer Reviews

Just wanted to pop you and your team a quick note of thanks. This was truly a wonderful experience and our guide was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommended. - Carla Higgs

It was a wonderful hike, the tour guide was very friendly and provided us with wonderful information. Thank you! - Natalie Silipowicv

We booked through Durban Green Corridor and when we arrived at eNanda Adventure Centre, the information about the booking had not been passed along. This meant that the Rasta community had not been alerted and so there was nobody from the community available to give us information about the Rasta Caves. Having said that, Gabi, the trails manager, was great. He took us down to the Falls and the Caves himself and shared his own knowledge about the sights and the Rasta community. It was a fun afternoon and Gabi certainly made the best of what could have been a bad situation. I would recommend this afternoon out and we will be back to ride the trails after hearing Gabi's infectious excitement about riding there! - Rebecca Sindlall

Hi- Had a lovely experience definitely will be going back and have recommended the place to everyone. Didn’t know we had a gem of a place in our backyard. Although we didn’t meet the Rasta community we still managed to enjoy the hike. Our guide was the best, handled our inquisitive minds with the utmost of love and care. Just one thing that we spoke to the guide about already- the directions need improving. I am a local and still managed to get lost. Only downside was that we were informed on the day that we would have to use our car- and the road to the Caves is not for the car we had. - Thandeka Nkosi

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience on my tour of Inanda. The Mzinyathi Falls are beautiful and it was fascinating chatting to the Rastafarians. My guide Sanele was particularly informative and made the experience richer by informing me about the cultural aspects of life in Inanda past and present. I am keen to return and learn more. - Carmen de Lange

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