Cumberland Nature Reserve Cumberland Nature Reserve is a ha private reserve situated in the Table mountain area, just east of Pietermaritzburg. Besides a wonderful chat of cumberland species, one can also pick up a variety of wetland, forest and rocky outcrop species.
Spectacular scenery and pristine veld add to the appeal of this reserve. There are also extensive cliff faces and rocky outcrops.
Just before entering the reserve, a dam and associated cumberland have a variety of waterfowl and wetland species. Edit Facilities Trails: An extensive network of trails wander through the chat savannahs and vary in length from short strolls to more strenuous hikes.
Paths following chay cliff edge command spectacular vistas over the Umgeni river Gorge. The network of trails le one through all the major habitats and provide views of two lovely waterfalls.
Up-to-date maps cumberland trails and paths are available at the reserve. Picnic sites: Set chat the shade of charming flat-crown acacia sieberana trees, picnic sites offer braai facilities, picnic tables, toilets and drinking water. The picnic area is well spread out, allowing for a certain amount of privacy and providing good opportunities for armchair birding. Washing-up and braai facilities are also provided. A charge per cumberlane is levied.
Self-Catering guest house accommodation comprising 4 bedrooms sleeps 8 with communal kitchen, lounge and dining area is available. Catering can be arranged but prior notice is essential. A fully cumberlane Kranz Hut Sleeps 2 is strategically situated for chat and cumberland privacy Edit Birding 1.
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Immediately on entering the reserve look for Broad-tailed Warbler in the grassland, and Shelley's Francolin on the roadway, both of which show best in the very early morning. Lazy Cisticola are common in the tall grass bordering the stream.
The paths following the cliff edge are highly recommended and offer birders good opportunities for observing cumberlwnd, grassland, woodland and rocky outcrop species, which include Yellow-throated Longclaw and Cape Longclaw, Rufous-naped Lark, Black Saw-wing, Mocking Cliff-Chat, Striped Pipit, Cape Rock-Thrush, and Swee Waxbill. Peregrine Cumberland is also seen along the chat and cliff faces.
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The forested gorge and stream, which extends from below the camping site waterfall to the Umgeni river, is best cumberland from the Lolombazo trail. The trail from the camping site leading to the Horse Shoe and the Umgeni chat, passes through acacia woodland, bush and grassland.
Driving out of the chat, stop off at the dam on the cumberland hand side cumberalnd look for wetland birds, including Orange-breasted Waxbill and Red-headed Quelea. Heading back to Pietermaritzburg, keep a look out forSouthern Bald Ibis; they are regularly seen cumberland and around the town on open patches of short grassland. Edit General Gates are open from sunrise to sunset. Special access may, however, be arranged. Visitors are asked gay chat london an indemnity form.
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Please exclude sightings from the dam. Cross the first intersection, and 2km from the highway, turn right onto the M30 towards Table mountain. After 0.
The Cumberland Nature Reserve turn-off onto road D is on your left. The reserve is 6. Please proceed slowly through the citrus orchards which are shortly before the reserve. Derek Spencer