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Caravanning and Camping

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PO Box 13053, Cascades, 3202
Tel: 033 845 1000
Fax: 033 845 1000


Umlalazi Campsite - KZN Wildlife is in KwaZulu-Natal


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50Stands available
100% wheelchair friendly100% wheelchair friendly
220 Volts Electricity220 Volts Electricity
Ablutions with hot and coldwaterAblutions with hot and coldwater
Braai facilitiesBraai facilities
Childrens play areaChildrens play area
Credit cards welcomeCredit cards welcome
Dogs prohibitedDogs prohibited
Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
Motorhomes welcomeMotorhomes welcome
Scullery tubsScullery tubs
Security fenced and/or patrolledSecurity fenced and/or patrolled
Shop facilitiesShop facilities
Swimming poolSwimming pool
Water points close to sitesWater points close to sites

Umlalazi Nature Reserve - KZN Wildlife

KwaZulu-Natal  -  Zululand   -   Mtunzini

Mlalazi Nature Reserve - KZN Wildlife

Type of Resort


Coastal ResortCoastal Resort    

Resort Summary      KwaZulu-Natal  -  Zululand   -   Mtunzini

Conveniently situated on the banks of the Umlalazi River and close to the vast stretches of beach, surf and lagoon fishing is outstanding. The two campsites have well maintained ablutions with all the comfortable and modern facilities as well as a children’s playground.

This lovely coastal reserve is conveniently situated one km from Mtunzini on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Umlalazi was established as a protected area in 1948 and is 1 028 hectares in extent. Home of the palmnut vulture, which is one of the rarest birds of prey in South Africa, Umlalazi offers several forms of relaxation. 

Limited water-skiing and good fishing are enjoyed in the lagoon, but crocodiles and sharks may be present at times. 

The beach is popular for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, angling and other water sports. Recreational facilities include trampolines, a tennis wall, swings and other playground equipment. 

 Three trails have been laid out in the reserve. There is an easy walk through one of the best examples of mangrove swamps in South Africa, where several species of mangrove can be found. A second walk leads through the dune forest where bushpig, bushbuck and red, grey and blue duiker may occasionally be seen. 

A third trail leads through dune forest and mangrove swamp along the edge of the river. Wildflowers and a great variety of bird life can be seen. 
Visitors may also come across colonies of fiddler crabs and fascinating mud-skippers.

There are thirteen log cabins in the resort. Each cabin has a combined lounge diningroom, two bedrooms, kitchenette and bathroom with shower or bath. Cots and high-chairs are available for children. Cabins are fully equipped,but visitors must bring their own provisions and are responsible for their own cooking and washing up. The cabins are serviced daily. There are no razor plug points.

The campsites are situated at Inkwazi camp and at Indaba camp. Both are five to ten minutes walk from the beach. There are 38 camp and caravan sites with modern ablution facilities. Fifteen amp plug points are also available on site and may be hired at a daily fee.




















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