Just a short hop down into the valley from the Hillcrest area or a short 15-minute drive from eNanda Adventures is the magnificent Lower Molweni Valley, a hikers, birders & nature lovers paradise.
A community developed network of nature trails lead hikers through the spectacular rugged cliffs and forests of the area, just on the outskirts of the Kraanzkloof Nature Reserve, which is a biodiversity treasure trove including 50 mammals, 253 bird, 35 reptiles, 150 butterflies, 273 tree and over 1500 plant species.
The incredible birdlife of the area includes a chance to see African Crowned Eagle, Gorgeous Bush Shirke and arguably one of the best areas in South Africa to find the elusive African Finfoot which frequents the fast-flowing streams in the area.
Supporting tourism in the lower Molweni area plays a pivotal role in ensuring the long term conservation of this incredibly beautiful part of Durban by integrating socio-economic needs with conservation needs. Much work is being done by partners on the ground including the community of lower Molweni, Kloof Conservancy and the Philagathemba Trust around various new and exciting tourism opportunities, including a Zip Line, cultural tours and Pop up Camping, watch this space!
Things to do
Sunday Hikes: A guided Sunday hike is hosted in the area every third Sunday of the month. Hikers meet at the Philagathemba Campus in Lower Molweni at 07h30 where you can safely park your car. This 9 km hike takes hikers through a variety of habitats and points of interest which will be pointed out by your guides along the route. Refreshments are available at the Philagathemba Campus.
Cost R70 per person | Please click here for bookings or more information
Guided Tours: A Guided Shuttle Bus Tour departs Durban (Green Corridors GreenHub) each Wednesday and includes hiking, a picnic brunch at a gorgeous viewpoint and a waterfall are major highlights of this tour. Other activities on the day include tubing in one of the local rivers (dependent on water levels) and elements of our Wild eNanda Tour (depending on time availability ....you may just be tempted to spend the afternoon relaxing on a tube along one of the forested streams)
Cost: R400 per person (including picnic lunch, guides, transport etc...) | For more information on our shuttle tours and booking, please click here
Special Interest Tours: Please contact us to help package a customized day out in the Lower Molweni area with a range of specialist options available. Catering is also available on request.