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Umgeni Valley Enviromental Education Center

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Nature's paradise

My son Ross and I visited this spectacular part of the Howick Midlands in March. We were greeted by... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Durban, South Africa
Beautiful gem!

We did a 24km trail run through this park which was truly unforgettable. It felt like we were taken... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Durban, South Africa
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1 Karkloof Road | Same entrance as Amber Valley, Howick 3290, South Africa
+27 64 752 0439
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

My son Ross and I visited this spectacular part of the Howick Midlands in March. We were greeted by Zebra as we drove in through the main gate. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were given a diagram of trails and pictures of...More

Thank 676glendau
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We did a 24km trail run through this park which was truly unforgettable. It felt like we were taken to another time! The valley is absolutely beautiful with an array of grasslands, bush, forest and some really lovely cliffs. I believe you can camp overnight...More

Thank MonPeach
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Indulo walk near the cliffs is amazing, incredible scenery and a challenging enough scramble for kids and adults alike. Saw zebra, giraffe and antelope. Great few hours, with picnic spots to braai.

Thank Dara G
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This place is really stunning. It's a nice walk down to the activity area where there kids can collect insects and learn about it. As well as do a obstical course. The walk up was difficult for begginers. Really worth it and the staff are...More

Thank Yumeshrey N
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

As my parents live in the Ambers this beautiful nature reserve is the idea spot for your family to be together with out being under everyone’s feet. The Chalets are very comfortable with all you need...however the kitchen utensils are all there, there is only...More

Thank SarahM14878
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We st Ted at WESSA and have to say we were really impressed by the accommodation at the price we paid for it. We all commented at how clean the rooms were. The beds were super comfy, and staff were very friendly. The room is...More

1  Thank LetsGoGoGoGirl
Reviewed 22 October 2017

WESSA ((Wildlife and Environment Society South Africa) Umgeni Valley Environmental Education Centre, Howick forms part of the Midlands Meander and is just outside Pietermaritzburg and about 88 km from Durban. WESSA implements effective environmental, ecotourism, education and youth development programmes throughout South Africa. Their ecolabels...More

Thank PamDeJager
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

After about four years since our last visit, we decided to go to Umgeni Valley again. We were bracingly ourselves as our last visit the reserve was run down. But were we in for a pleasant surprise! On arrival, the person in reception was clueless...More

Thank NJC112
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Umgeni Valley has long been run by energized and passionate conservationists eager to teach future generations the value of preserving Southern Africa natural resources. The reserve itself is stunning although challenged (both aesthetically and to a lesser extent criminally) by the location of an informal...More

Thank 01CarpeDiem
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My teenage son and I drove around the nature center, and then parked and went for a lovely 4 hour or so hike. We saw lots of zebra, wildebeest, springboks, an antelope and a few other animals, but no giraffe, and no other humans. Apparently...More

1  Thank MamaAyinde
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