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Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

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Nature reserve with a difference in Durban

There are so many attractions in this nature reserve; walking trails are very challenging, trees... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Durban, South Africa
Beautiful Reserve with Outstanding Flora

Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve is an extraordinarily beautiful park with gorgeous grasslands and... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Sue M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Coedmore Road | Yellowwood Park, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 469 2807
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This reserve is situated in an old section of Durban's suburbia and getting there is not just a straight-forward drive. Best is to rely on GPS navigation. Once inside and you have paid, you have a choice of LEFT or RIGHT. Left will take you...More

Thank Deon L
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great place to visit with nature trails , however the access to the reserve should be opened from the Umlatuzana Township area .

Thank krispillay
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve not only houses a real castle and a number of zebra but it has a lovely railed walk for the disabled. Picnic sites and ablutions are well maintained. Whether you choose to wslk, ride your mountain bike or drive slowly...More

1  Thank Pippa M
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

This nature reserve makes you forget that you're in the middle of a city. It's a beautiful escape for a few hours, well maintained and very diverse. One minute you're in the woods, the next minute you're standing in front of a lake, you're crossing...More

Thank mimis91
Reviewed 12 May 2018

There are so many attractions in this nature reserve; walking trails are very challenging, trees natural plants are so beautiful and refreshing, birds and animals like zebras makes this reserve so unique, the castle was built in ancient times, picnic areas situated in nice and...More

1  Thank Sandanezwe
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve is an extraordinarily beautiful park with gorgeous grasslands and yellowwood tree coastal forests. The yellowwood is South Africa’s national tree. I spent the afternoon hiking in the 600-acre reserve and saw zebra, red duiker, bushbuck, vervet monkey, mongoose, and birds. Hundreds...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Catch the early morning birding activity - a lush and large Nature Reserve that is walkable. Take binoculars, cameras as well. There are some animals as well - zebra. This Nature Reserve has an interesting background, and so well loved by the family that owned...More

Thank Gail565
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Good picnic and braai area for family or friends or groups. Safe and secure, quiet and peaceful. Enjoyed the tour of the castle which took us back to almost 72 years ago

Thank VeenaNaidoo
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Not much too see anymore, I suspect this is down to poaching which is sad, too bad the council are'nt interested....

Thank Russ P
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This reserve is just a few minutes outside of Durban but it really feels like you're out in the country. There is the odd occasion when you can hear the highway but its just such a treat to in the bush. There was no access...More

Thank DunxB
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