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Nature Reserves

The TC Robertson Nature Reserve

The TC Robertson Nature Reserve has become a well-liked picnic and braai spot for those who enjoy spending a relaxed day in the countryside. The Nature Reserve stretches 20 hectares along the Mpambinyoni River banks. The reserve plays host to over 80 species of indigenous trees.

During a visit to the Reserve it is easy to sight a number of beautiful birds, over 180 species have been recorded here, and these include bushbuck, banded mongoose and red duiker. For those who enjoy hiking, the paths offer spectacular views of the coastal forest, wetlands, coastal grasslands, riverine and estuarine systems.

The Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

The Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve covers an expansive 2,189 hector area. The Reserve is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including zebra, bushbuck, blesbuck, blue wildebeest, blue duiker, black backed jackal, impala, dassies, mountain and common reedbuck and a number of other species. Over 300 bird species have been recorded at the Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve and one can sight as many as 100 in one day.

For nature lovers the Reserve has a range of hikes from 1 kilometre to 15 kilometres. This is a great opportunity to explore the terrain. Braai and picnic spots are available for day visitors with the required facilities.

The Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve is 28 kilometres from Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa, a mere 30 minute drive.