Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, Pinetown

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Just inland of Durban, on the coastal escarpment between Pinetown and Hillcrest, is the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve. It is the spectacular meeting place of two river gorges, the Molweni and Nqutu. Situated only 4 kilometres from the centre of Kloof, this reserve was established by the Natal Parks Board in 1950 and is now managed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.

The best known attraction at Krantzkloof is the well developed picnic area adjacent to the dam at the head of Kloof Falls. The second Nkutu picnic site at 62 Valley Drive (29°44’49″S & 30°50’55″E) is also very popular and this entrance is open on weekends and public holidays.

There are a number of marked trails leaving from the two picnic sites which allow visitors the chance to view the falls or descend into the gorge, following the river course. Ask security for the map which is available for a small fee of R20 (2017).

A gate entry fee is payable on entry at either of the main picnic sites - refer to our website for the latest tariff (R30 - 2017).

There are two guided trails each month on the first and third Sunday of each month starting at 8am. See the website for more details.

If you have any great photos of Krantzkloof, views or creatures, please post them on this Facebook page. Thanks!

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  • We did a short walk up the hill to a waterfall, quite a trek in places but very nice. All up I think it was about an hour and a half. R40 per person gets you access for the day. In$ terms this is real...  more »
  • This place has been on my to do list for almost a year, finally got the chance to hike it and as expected I was not disappointed. The main waterfall is breathtaking and the trail to get there is just ...  more »
  • My property borders the Krantzkloof nature reserve and we have been experiencing numerous break-ins and attempted break-ins during the day and night. The area might not be safe for visitors as there s...  more »
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  • Great experience all round but the trail maps can be misinterpreted easily if it's your first time. The Kloof Waterfall trail may seem like the most rewarding at a seemingly short 1,1 km walk, but be warned - the trail involves crossing rivers, navigating sharp rocks as well as steep inclines and declines. Come prepared!
  • Surprising visit to this reserve as it's a short drive from city centre. Quiet getaway with multiple hike options available. Paths are clearly marked but can be a slippery at times with rain. Parking lacked security guards but is fenced. Adequate benches and places to break available. Worth another visit. Entrance is r40 per person
  • Sho! What a place to submerge yourself in nature, and just outside of Durban too! Krantzkloof offers a range of trails and breathtaking views. It’s actually quite crazy to see zebras on the plateau, happily grazing with the city skyline in the background. You can also enjoy a dip in the river to freshen up during your walk. It’s a great place to go with friends or kids!
  • This is usually a beautiful and tranquil spot but word has gotten around. My family and I were there on 1st January and it was swarming with people. Avoid peak seasons but definitely visit the nature reserve for a beautiful experience.
  • Amazing to hike! Trails are well thought off. Make sure to choose the trail thats physically best for you. The end of the hike is always worth it. Amazing views. Beautiful and feel one with nature. Carry mosquitoe repellent as it may be damp at time. Great for an adventure.
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