Durban’s diverse eco-systems attract an array of plant and bird life, with a trip through the Valley, the highlight of Durban’s birding experiences. Enjoy the self-drive Fin-Foot loop, which can also be led by a highly knowledgeable local guide, that takes nature-lovers along the uMngeni River from the shores of the Indian Ocean, deep into the rural river gorges and cliffs of the eNanda Dam. This is one of the best ways to spot the rare and elusive African Finfoot, a species highly sought after by birders to add to their “life lists”. Other species such as the Gorgeous Bushshrike, Fish Eagles, Pelicans, Kingfishers, and various Raptors are popular finds on the tour.
Wild Inanda, Mnini dam and the Valley of 1000 hills are also ideal places to catch glimpses of local birdlife.
The Finfoot Loop can take anything from a few hours to a full day, and starts at the GreenHub