Hike along the uMngeni shores less than 10 minutes from the city, explore the mangroves and boardwalk in perfect tranquility and see first hand how Durban Green Corridors work around managing plastic pollution is so important to this rare ecosystem. 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.
Why not also consider combining this hike with a canoe tour of the estuary?