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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

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

Even though the weather was on the miserable side, our guide, Thami, was there waiting for us with a smile. We all enjoyed his presentation and enthusiasm for the mangroves and the symbiotic relationship they have with the crabs. Thami kindly offered to walk along the beach with us some way until he was sure we would be safe. That was much appreciated. This was the first time this hike had been undertaken for the Durban Ramblers Wednesday group and it was enjoyed by all 15 who attended. Thank you very much. Ilona Durban Ramblers Hiking Club - Ilona Lamprecht

This was an awesome experience! Could not believe this was at blue lagoon! The kids absolutely loved it to bit, especially the "feeding the crabs" bit! will definiately do it again when I'm back in Durban! - Pastor Duran Kally

We enjoyed the walk through the reserve very much, especially in company of the 2 German volunteer ladies. We can recommend it to people interested in nature. We definitely are back on a 3rd Saturday of the month. - Traute Riester

This year was a particularly good experience. Your guides were knowledgeable, they put the information across to the children clearly and it was pitched at the children's level. I would like to make special mention of Guide Jo as he was truly amazing. Unfortunately I cannot comment on the other guides individually as I was not part of their tour. Thank you for a great day spent in the Mangroves. We will certainly see you in 2019. - Cordwalles-Hayley Tweedale

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