River Valley Nature Reserve

About the Accommodation

River Valley Nature Reserve is one of the few remaining privately owned and family-run pockets of natural habitat on the Kwa Zulu Natal South Coast.

The reserve falls within a horseshoe of a picturesque section of the iVungu River which meanders down through a valley of hills into the Indian Ocean at the well-known Uvongo Beach, where one finds the iVungu falls. It is a small reminder of the once untouched natural coastline with its varied ecosystems consisting of grassland, riverine and coastal forest.

We offer two upmarket self -catering cottages, a small private campsite, walking trails through the reserve and a picnic area. The reserve borders the Margate Golf Course and is close to the main south coast beaches and shopping centres yet peacefully out of the hustle and bustle of town.

Birdlife and Wildlife

Abundant birdlife including the Narina Trogon, African Finfoot, Crowned eagle, Knysna Turaco, Olive Woodpecker and over 145 species of birds inhabit the area. Antelope such as Nyala, Impala, Bushbuck, and Blue and Grey Duiker can be seen and if you are fortunate you might be able to get a sighting of the Cape Clawless Otter that frequents the reserve.

Contact details:

River Valley Nature Reserve
Margate, KwaZulu-Natal
Mobile: +27 (0)83 263 5537
E-mail: info@rivervalleynaturereserve.co.za
Web: rivervalleynaturereserve.co.za