Hiking & Trails
uMngeni Hiking Trails
Located at the mouth of the uMngeni River, lies one of the southern-most Mangrove systems in the world and one of the rarest habitats in South Africa. A guided walk along a boardwalk and meandering pathways will expose you to fascinating information on trees and the ecology of the mangrove areas – one the rarest habitats in South Africa. Enjoy stories of the rich history of the area, and spot a variety of birds, including Fish Eagles, Pelicans and Kingfishers.
- This 2-hour guided nature adventure is perfect for the whole family and starts at the GreenHub
Over 100 km of beautifully maintained trails around the Inanda dam are yours to explore. From pristine valley vegetation and gorges to waterfalls and Rasta caves a hike through this area will rank among your most memorable. The well-maintained braai, picnic, shower and ablution facilities of the eNanda Adventure Park as your base, ensure you can enjoy a full day at Inanda dam.
- Starts your experience at the eNanda Adventure Park
The ultimate rural experience, isiThumba in the Valley of 1000 hills combines hiking trails with rural villages and spectacular vistas. Guided hikes through Mamba Gorge will expose you to fascinating ecosystems where you will see hidden valleys and striking granite outcrops including the mythical iSithumba Rock, a key landmark in the area. Suitable for any level of fitness and a children’s favourite, the trail is about 2 hours and can be adjusted based on fitness levels.
- Book at GreenHub
Mnini Dam on Durban’s South coast is a hidden gem that will make you feel a thousand kilometres from the City. An abundance of bird life in and around the water, make this a must-do scenic hike. Picnic spots; a beer garden; mountain biking trails; accommodation, and a boat launch site will ensure your day is full of things to do.
- Use Mnini Dam as your base.
This piece of paradise along the Palmiet river in Westville, includes pristine forest areas with a diverse selection of fauna and flora. Working with the Westville Conservancy to manage alien vegetation has opened up the area for bird life, and the development of the Westville Eco Trails network that starts at the Westville Country Club and links with Chesterville Bike park at the sports ground. Along the nearby Umbilo river is Paradise Valley, one of the stops along the Durban Waterfalls Tour.
- Guided hikes can be booked through the GreenHub