Umlalazi KZN Parks in South Africa

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Umlalazi KZN Parks

Umlalazi Nature Reserve has the rare distinction of offering two unique and unusual attractions: regular sightings of the rare palm-nut vulture, and the fascinating raffia palm monument. The raffia palm is the largest palm in the world.This lovely coastal reserve is conveniently situated 1 km from Mtunzini on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Umlalazi was established as a protected area in 1948 and is 1 028 hectares in extent. Home of the palmnut vulture, which is one of the rarest birds of prey in South Africa.Good fishing is enjoyed in the lagoon. Vast stretches of uncrowded beaches are outstanding for swimming, surfing, windsurfing and angling as well as for long beach walks.Three trails have been laid out in the reserve. There is an easy walk through one of the best examples of mangrove swamps in South Africa, where several species of mangrove can be found. A second walk leads through the dune forest where bushpig, bushbuck and red, grey and blue duiker may occasionally be seen. A third trail leads through dune forest and mangrove swamp along the edge of the river. Wildflowers and a great variety of bird life can be seen. Visitors may also come across colonies of fiddler crabs and fascinating mud-skippers.