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uMngeni Guided- Hiking and Nature Trails (Mangroves)


Activity Description

Hike along the uMngeni shores less than 10 minutes from the city, explore the mangroves and boardwalk in perfect tranquility. Perfect for families and those looking to get into the great outdoors, learn about nature or just for something special to do over the weekend. This two hour guided nature trail at uMgeni Adventures meanders along the shores of uMgeni River where you will find fascinating variety of birds (including Fish eagles, Pelicans, Kingfishers and range of rare waterfowl in summer), learn about the rich history and culture of the area and get introduced to interesting information on trees and the ecology of the mangrove areas. Hiking trails along the uMngeni River, which you can’t believe exist so close to the city of Durban are ideal places to simply get away from the crowds and take in mother nature in all her splendor. Kids love this trail, a wonderful educational activity and can be led by experienced environmental educators.
Trail is about 2 hours and an easy walk for all levels of fitness.


Duration2 hours
WhenAll year round
WhereuMngeni River
WeatherWe do not recommend doing this activity in rainy weather.
What to WearComfortable clothes and shoes
Things to BringSunscreen Hat Binoculars Sufficient amount of drinks
Guests or SpectatorsGuests can enjoy picnicking and fishing at uMngeni River


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

ExclusionsFood and Beverages


Tours are available daily but need prior booking
Minimum of 2 persons required.

Customer Reviews

Me and a group of honour's students in landscape architecture from the University of Pretoria were privileged to visit the uMngeni Guided walk through the mangrove forest. We had a fabulous experience with a very informative guide. Our guide knew so much about the ecology and could answer every question directed at him. It was a lovely experience and the students learned a lot and had a beautiful time in nature. Thank you kindly for making this possible and for teaching young people about the delicate composition and interactions of nature. Best regards Dr C A Breed, University of Pretoria - Dr C A Breed

Joe was a wonderful guide, really enthusiastic and well-informed. My kids, their guest and I all had a great experience and learned a lot. Many thanks. - Don Bayley

I had a really enjoyable experience and found the tour guide to be very knowledgeable and engaging. Thank you! - Kim Burgees

The Grade 2 boys loved their guided walk around the Mangroves...and so did their teachers! It really is a hidden treasure and I am so glad that the boys get to experience it every year. The guides are well-informed and many interesting facts are shared and learnt. Thank you, Green Hub! See you next year! - Nicola Walton

Hi! We had so much fun. We are definitely coming back for other activities. Regards Zama - Zama Mkhungo

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