Situated just 1km from Howick, our 900 hectare reserve starts at the base of the majestic Howick Falls and follows the course of the uMngeni River, passing through beautiful mist-belt grasslands and indigenous forests. The reserve features panoramic views, diverse walking trails and mountain biking routes, guided walks (including stargazing and full moon walks), adventure activities and a variety of animal and birdlife making it a paradise for nature lovers. WESSA launched the uMngeni Valley Project in 1976 and today the education centre is one of the largest non-governmental environmental education projects in South Africa, with thousands of students participating in courses each year.
Self-catering accommodation in the reserve includes a choice of 3-star graded cottages and chalets, rustic cottages or bush camps.
The reserve is open daily from 6am - 7pm in Summer and 6am - 6pm in Winter.