Empisini Nature Reserve - Self-catering, Accommodation in Umkomaas, Kwazulu Natal


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Empisini Nature Reserve - Self-catering accommodation in Umkomaas Kwazulu Natal

General Description

This 60 ha reserve contains 50 ha of pristine coastal forest and 30 ha of old canefields being converted to grasslands. there is a marshland consisting of a dense stand of Phragmites reeds and nearer to the picnic site. The grassy southern slopes with scattered acacia trees are a constant challenge to keep free of weeds. There are also the occasional Cheesewood, Pigeonwood & Red beech. Various types of mammals and birds exist here. 

Attractions / Things to do

Treehouse accommodation sleeps up to 16 people. There are picnic and braai sites alongside the dam for the use of day visitors. Several excellent trails meander through the various habitats in the reserve and the trails alongside the Empisini Stream provide excellent forest birding. Mammal species include vervet monkey, large-spotted genet and blue duiker. 
From the N2 take the Umkomaas- Widenham off-ramp. At the stop street turn left, then travel a few hundred metres to the first left. Turn signposted Saiccor. Continue down a steep hill for just over 1 km, turn left at the T- junction at the bottom of the hill. follow the track for about 400 m to the parking and picnic area. 

Physical Address
Off N2
exit 117 to
Saiccor Rd


039 973-0093






Empisini Nature Reserve



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