Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, Pinetown

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The Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, managed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, conserves 584 ha of the Molweni (Zulu: 'mutual greetings') and Nkutu River gorges that incise the sandstone Kloof plateau in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The reserve conserves coastal scarp forest, sourveld grassland, a cliff face biotope, and aquatic environments along its rivers. Scarp forest is a threatened forest type, protected by South Africa's forests act of 1998, while the grassland is classified as KwaZulu-Natal sandstone sourveld, the most threatened terrestrial habitat in the Durban metropole. The reserve was established in 1950 and was augmented by land donations as late as 1999.
The reserve is situated at 140 to 520 m.a.s.l, and borders on suburbs, informal settlements, and in some of the catchment areas, on privately owned conservancies. The Kloof conservancy manages the Ronald's Kloof stream project, which effectively adds 5 ha to the reserve. The Springside and Iphithi Nature Reserves, in addition to the Everton conservancy, conserve natural remnants of the Molweni and Iphithi rivers' upper catchment.
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  • The reserve has a number of walks with varying degrees of difficulty It would take more than a number of visits to complete them all The sights are wonderful with great photography opportunities.....  more
    The reserve has a number of walks with varying degrees of difficulty It would take more than a number of visits to complete them all The sights are wonderful with great photography opportunities.....  more »
  • Beautiful walk, not known by too many people, no litter, rivers can be crossed or walk alongside - waterfall beautiful - so worth the walk. Can be slippery depending on the weather. 
    Beautiful walk, not known by too many people, no litter, rivers can be crossed or walk alongside - waterfall beautiful - so worth the walk. Can be slippery depending on the weather.  more »
  • Every time I visit here the area/facility improves. Guards are friendly and knowledgeable. Fellow visitors are nature friendly people (i.e. clean up after them self!!!) 
    Every time I visit here the area/facility improves. Guards are friendly and knowledgeable. Fellow visitors are nature friendly people (i.e. clean up after them self!!!)  more »
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  • A well maintained nature reserve. It has some really challenging hiking trails. Note: make sure to come well equipped if attempting any of the longer trails.
  • Beautiful walking and picnic area. Please be advised that you should only use parking provided by the reserve as if you park on the road your car may be towed away while you are enjoying your time out. Bring cash with to pay for the entry fees. Besides that it is well worth a visit!!!
  • One of the most gorgeous places you'll be to in Durban and South Africa as a whole. Incredible scenery, sounds of nature and a beautiful serene atmosphere. Into psychedelics? Take some before you go to this incredible place.
  • Absolutely amazing..the waterfalls were worth the walking up and down those hills. Gorgeous views and has some thrill of adventure. Beautiful..highly recommend.
  • had a wonderful hike route was clearly marked. entry, parking and assistance were all friendly and smooth. a great place to be

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