Paradise Valley Nature Reserve

Paradise Valley Nature Reserve

Paradise Valley Nature Reserve
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FarAway63722540033
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
It was a very disappointing trip. The bridge that takes you across from the picnic sight to the trails is now totally broken. There is so much of dirt along the river banks. The grass at the picnic area was partially cut and not cleared out. I only saw 3 staff on site:
1. the lady at the ticket booth who was pleasant but only advised after accepting our fees that the bridge is broken.
2. A lady in khaki attire that walked pass once.
3. A man in blue that was passed out occupying one of the picnic table and bench...creepy.

There are zero car guards around.
The little we did see in and around the picnic area was poorly kept and very run down.
Don't waste your time.
Written 4 January 2024
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Odyssey58687694054
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It was once lovely here, but now the river is dirty, and the old wooden bridge is falling apart. I really hope the city can fix up this park. It's still a great place to visit with lots of potential.
Written 28 September 2023
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Voyager62180582035
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Unfortunately the place has been left to run down completely. First impressions arriving in the picnic area were good, but as soon as you cross the little bridge to commence your walk you realise how run down it is. Walk ways are not maintained, lots of vegetation fallen down and not cleared, and a lot of litter everywhere. River is rather smelly the entire walk. You have to walk under the huge motorway overpass to reach the waterfall. Once you reach the waterfall, there are lots of people practising ancestral worship and we felt like we were intruding on their practices. You can imagine that back in the day this could have been a beautiful place but has been left to rot. No longer a beached area by falls, just a few rocks you can awkwardly stand on. Ok if you want a shaded forest walk and are able to ignore the litter.
Written 22 September 2023
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Girly
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Business
Not a safe place there’s too many dodgy people around the area especially on weekends.

Everything was wrong from unmaintained trails and unfriendly staff working with thieves to steal visitors cars.

Our 2 cars were opened (broken) and alarms disconnected personal belongings stolen. I regret visiting this place.
Written 26 March 2023
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Carol B
Maputo, Mozambique23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I strongly recommend that you do not visit this reserve, especially on a weekend. The river and waterfall are being used by religious groups for cleansing ceremonies, and huge numbers of people attend. The infrastructure is hardly maintained and is broken. At least one car is stolen from the car park each weekend (I have had two occasions when someone tried to steal mine). Sadly this beautiful reserve is no longer a go to place for local bird watchers, walkers, or family picnics.
Written 17 March 2022
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sean craig O
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Business
We had our end of year function and thieves broke in one of our vehicles and stole equipment and what ever they could take they tried to open 3 of our cars as well but could not get in. Something needs to be done to have a security guard for the cars. I spoke to one other group there and we were told thieves are stealing cars there. This messed up our function please be careful when you leave your cars I have requested that they engage in security for the vehicles.
Written 5 December 2021
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Joseph
Kloof, South Africa73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
What a gem - only discovered via my activity via the Blood bank -KZN.
Hidden from public - why who knows. Relative quite from the highway noise.
Written 15 October 2019
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Shaz Matazz
Johannesburg, South Africa19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It is a lovely nature reserve, beautiful waterfall. It was like going on a hike but we had the wrong shoes on. If you don't wish to take the walk up to the waterfalls, you can just chill and have a picnic on the beautiful lawns.
Written 10 October 2019
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marccandace
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Enjoy going there with a picnic and lazing about in the sunshine with friends and family, the walks are easy to do and scenic and really give your kids an opportunity to experience nature first hand.

It's also a great place to take school kids to learn about nature.

Its well run and you feel safe in the reserve. Its close and convenient and good for recharging your batteries and also giving overseas visitors a touch of nature without having to travel far and go to the expense of overnight accommodation.
Written 20 March 2019
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AtulKB
Mumbai, India1 076 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Paradise valley is nice reserve to enjoy nature. Dense forestation and waterfall is interesting attractions. One can do own cooking enjoy with friends and family.
Written 24 February 2019
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