The Emaphephetheni area, on the shores of Inanda dam and at the foot of the spectacular Inanda Mountain may be an area of rich natural beauty, scenery and bio-diversity but it is also one of the most impoverished communities in the City of eThekwini.
The Durban Green Corridor has been active in this area for several years with a focus on developing mountain biking and hiking trails. One of our upcoming projects includes the development of a new, exciting trail from the shores of Inanda Dam up to the little known but beautiful Matata Falls and a series of hidden caves in the mountains behind Maphepetheni, all great opportunities to further develop ecotourism in the area and create much needed livelihood opportunities for the community in the area from tourism.
As part of of the drive associated with Mandela Month, the city of eThekwini is appealing to the public for donations of any books, toys, second hand clothes, baby clothes and non perishables which will be donated towards the refurbishment of an old school building into a library and community learning centre, the project will also see the development of a new crèche for the eMaphephetheni community. A wonderful chance to give something back to some of Durban's poorest and most needy communities