South Coast – T.C. Robertson Nature Reserve
About the Birding
T.C. Robertson Nature Reserve is situated on the outskirts of the coastal town of Scottburgh on the south bank of the Mpambanyoni River close to its mouth. It is about 60ha in extent and was established in 1989. It is named after the famous author, ecologist and conservationist Dr. Thomas Chalmers Robertson, who lived the past 16 years of his life in Scottburgh. The reserve is part of the townlands of Scottburgh.
About the Birding Site
The South Coast Birding Route in KwaZulu-Natal – spanning from Durban to the southern provincial border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape – comprises a variety of rich sub-tropical habitats ranging from coastal and inland wetlands to extensive grasslands, woodlands and forests. The forest birding to be had in this region is arguably some of the best anywhere in South Africa, featuring an interesting community of birds that is intermediate between the rich afromontane and coastal forests.
Other Related Information
Take the old South Coast main road to Scottburgh. The turn off to the reserve is situated on the southern side of the bridge over the Mpambinyoni river. The entrance is sign posted requiring a sharp turn to the right if you approach from the north (Durban).
Notable points of interest include the:
Main entrance: -30.2810, 30.7543