Very few Durban residents or even visitors to Durban are aware of the amazing natural beauty and wild areas just inland of the city. Durban Green Corridor has a variety of prefect locations for a day out enjoying guided nature trails. Perfect for families and those looking to get into the great outdoors, learn about nature or just for something special to do over the weekend.
Durban Green Corridors Guided Nature Trails start at approximately two hours and cover relatively easy terrain. Hiking trails along the uMngeni River, Inanda dam and deep valleys you can’t believe exist so close to the city of Durban are ideal places to simply get away from the crowds and take in mother nature in all her splendor.
A two hour guided nature trail at eNanda Adventure Park meanders along the shores of Indana Dam where you will find fascinating variety of birds, learn about the rich history and culture of the area and get introduced to interesting information on trees and the ecology of the area in amongst spectacular scenery and natural beauty.
Bird watching, the latest addition to the Durban Green Corridor ecotourism quiver gives tourists just that, an astonishing birding experience right here along the uMngeni River Valley in Durban. Our main bird watching service in Durban is the Finfoot Loop, a self-drive loop (with an experienced local nature guide) that takes birders along the uMngeni River, from the shores of the Indian Ocean, deep into the rural river gorges and cliffs of the eNanda Dam.
Hike along the uMngeni shores less than 10 minutes from the city, explore the mangroves and boardwalk in perfect tranquility. Perfect for families and those looking to get into the great outdoors, learn about nature or just for something special to do over the weekend and an ideal places to simply get away from the crowds and take in mother nature in all her splendor. Kids love this trail, a wonderful educational activity and can be led by experienced environmental educators.
Our guided hiking trails around Inanda Dam are safe; require only a limited level of fitness, fully guided by experienced guides and prefect for the entire family. And why not top it off with a quiet picnic on the shores of Inanda Dam after you walk! The trails are excellent for bird watching and finding out about the rich ecology in this drier thornveld area. You can even arrange a hike to visit the Mzinyathi Falls and also include an option for a trail down the Mzinyathi Gorge.
If you prefer a little bit of extra culture and absolute peace and tranquility, why not take a guided hike at iSithumba Adventure Park, deep in the Valley of a thousand hills, less than 15 minutes from Hillcrest. This area is rich in cultural history and spectacular natural beauty. Trails follow the uMngeni River and cover impressive granite outcrops and hidden valleys. An excellent area for hiking in general, iSithumba’s guided nature trails requires a basic level of fitness.
How does the idea of a sunrise walk along the gorgeous Durban coastline sound? From GreenHub to uMhlanga, hike along this beautiful quiet stretch of beach and if you're lucky see dolphins playing in the surf (and even Whales in the distance in the winter months) - enjoy a picnic breakfast and let your guide introduce you to the surprisingly rich marine life in the many rock pools en route. This 3-4 hour walk is an amazing introduction to one of Durban's best treasures.