Shongweni Game Reserve Adventures

Shongweni Game Reserve Adventures near Pietermaritzburg.

Looking for peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of Durban? Shongweni in KwaZulu-Natal is an absolute gem of a nature reserve and, being located just over half an hour away from Durban’s urban edge, an ideal weekend adventure getaway. At 1700 hectares, it is the largest piece of unspoilt natural bush in the Durban area. Its emerald green thickets are home to cycads, orchids and rare succulents and more than 200…

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Shongweni Game Reserve Adventures near Pietermaritzburg.

Looking for peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of Durban? Shongweni in KwaZulu-Natal is an absolute gem of a nature reserve and, being located just over half an hour away from Durban’s urban edge, an ideal weekend adventure getaway. At 1700 hectares, it is the largest piece of unspoilt natural bush in the Durban area. Its emerald green thickets are home to cycads, orchids and rare succulents and more than 200 species of bird have been recorded. Rocky sandstone ridges break the sea of green and offer a peaceful playground for rock climbers- there are over 100 bolted routes- a climbing paradise.

The beautiful expanse of reed fringed water at the centre of Shongweni game reserve is one of the draw cards of the place. Shongweni is committed to ethical low impact practices which means that only non-motorised boats are allowed on the dam. This fosters a lovely environment for kayaking and fishing, game and bird watching. Guided hikes provide the opportunity to see game like giraffe, waterbuck and impala. Mountain biking is also permitted.

Shongweni Game Reserve Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling in Shongweni Game Reserve near Pietermaritzburg. Between its man-made and natural features Shongweni nature reserve offers plenty of choice when it comes to great abseiling sites. The beautiful old dam wall, built in 1927, is used by abseiling operators at Shongweni to provide a fun abseil...

Canoeing

Canoeing in Shongweni Game Reserve near Durban. Shongweni Dam has 51 hectares of water surface with lovely little nooks and crannies to explore, so there’s plenty of scope for the paddling enthusiast. One of the best things about Shongweni is that only non-motorized boats have access, so canoeing...

Rap Jumping

Rap Jumping in Shongweni Game Reserve near Pietermaritzburg. Head to Shongweni, a reserve where you can experience one of Durban’s nearest unspoilt natural areas, for a weekend of outdoor fun in a beautiful environment. At Shongweni you can take part in several adventure activities, supervised...

Rappelling

Rappelling or abseiling in Shongweni Game Reserve, South Africa. Rapelling is just one of many activities offered at Shongweni Nature Reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal. For some, Shongweni is quite beautiful enough just to chill and take in natures show - the incredible bird life, the movement of animals in...

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in Shongweni Game Reserve near Durban. Rock climbing is such a great sport. It’s intensely exciting, companionable and helps with motivation, focus and confidence. It has even been known to ease depression. Shongweni Nature Reserve is a wonderful place to learn to climb. It’s...