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Our tourism work at Green Corridors took a serious knock during the past year, but there are also so many positives, firstly, the incredible support we have had from local Durban residents exploring our city with us and keeping local tourism alive. And secondly, it's been a very busy few months for us establishing some new and exciting rural tourism venues in some mouth-wateringly beautiful parts of our city! This heritage day, we invite you to come explore a bit and experience some of Durban's best-kept secrets ....for FREE!

Free Guides Hikes At Matata Adventures 

Set in the mountains behind eNanda Dam, you can hardly believe you're still in Durban, with cascading waterfalls, crystal clear streams, incredible forests and views that will leave you breathless. Matata Adventures is about a half-hour drive from the city centre (high clearance vehicle advised) and one of our newest pop up camping sites as well as a great picnic spot set alongside a tumbling waterfall and base for a range of gorgeous hiking trails into the deep valleys below the site. 

Join us for guided morning hikes with our expert guides and bring a picnic or braai to enjoy at the site afterwards. 

Meeting time: Hike Starts at 08h00, meet at Matata Adventures. Booking essential, please click here 

Please contacts us for directions or use the map below. The site is well signposted. 

Umgababa Adventures @ Mnini Dam

Set on the shores of the tranquil Mnini Dam, just 30 minutes south of Durban and 10 minutes from Amanzimtoti is a fisherman, birders and hikers paradise. The dam includes a pop up camping and picnic site at Umgababa Adventures (on the upper end of the dam) and the Mnini Dam Tourist Attraction which has boat launching facilities, chalets and a restaurant. Hiking trails lead you up the steep gorge which feeds the dam where you'll discover beautiful cascading streams, amazing birdlife and an unrivalled sense of peace and quiet. Bring a picnic or braai for afterwards and enjoy the day on the edge of the dam canoeing or just putting your feet up. Alternatively, you could head over to Mnini Tourist Attraction for lunch (entry fees will apply at Mnini Dam Tourist Attraction) 

Meeting time: Hike Starts at 08h00, meet at Umgababa Adventures. Booking essential, please click here 

Please contacts us for directions or use the map below. The site is well signposted. 

Hiking Lower Molweni Valley  

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. 

Meeting time: Hike Starts at 08h00, meet at Philangathema Campus. Booking essential, please click here 

So Much More 

Besides these new and exciting places to explore, the Green Corridors network also includes some other amazing places to spend the weekend. eNanda Adventures offers a range of accommodation, catering and a load of activities from hiking to canoeing to cultural experiences. Or why not escape into the Valley of 1000 Hills at iSithumba Adventures where you can get a taste of rural Zulu life with amazing hosts. There's so much to explore! 

For more information on any of our heritage day activities and other excursions or accommodation options, please contact us here.

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