North Coast – Nonoti Estuary
About the Birding
Situated immediately to the south of the village of Nkwazi, on the North Coast birding route, the Nonoti Estuary provides access to coast grasslands, riverine thicket, and the estuarine and marine environment. The region is rich in species implying that this site is well worth a visit, particularly in the summer months when resident bird populations are supplemented by the arrival of intra-African and Palearctic migrants.
About the Birding Site
The North Coast – frequently also referred to as the Dolphin Coast – extends from the city of Durban to the Tugela River mouth, located immediately to the south of Richard’s Bay. With its distinct subtropical climate, pristine and extensive beaches, and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean – the region is extremely popular among holiday makers. In addition to the rich beaches, the area offers diverse cultural attractions, magnificent golf courses, and extensive nature reserves.
Other Related Information
Travel north from Durban following the N2 freeway. Take the KwaDukuza/Stanger off-ramp and travel north towards Stanger Central. Turn right to follow the R102 north, through New Guelderland. Shortly after the Sanbonani Roadside Lodge, turn to the right and proceed under the N2 freeway in the direction of the Nonoti Estuary.
Notable points of interest include the:
Nonoti Estuary parking area: -29.3108, 31.4061