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Feeling twitchy – why bird lovers flock to the lagoon
The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve is not just for the birds – and bird lovers. Its dunes, forest and reedbeds are a good bet for a visit when the beaches get too hot or if the wind blows up.
Umhlanga Lagoon – delight in the details
A guided walking tour of the Umhlanga Lagoon is a great way to take in the nature reserve, home to more than 200 species of birds.
Bench-marking the Japanese Gardens
In the previous blog, on the eve of lockdown, the Durban North Japanese Gardens was proving to be an agreeable place for picnicking. A number of polished concrete tables and benches have recently been installed in the Durban North park. And your correspondent found one near a pond and was sitting, eating sushi and counting…
Volunteers bag tons in Beachwood cleanup
More than 150 volunteers have cleared tons of trash from the Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve. The 11 May cleanup comes in the wake of the storm that devastated parts of KwaZulu-Natal after the Easter Weekend. Flooding claimed at least 70 lives, destroying millions of rands in infrastructure and dumping mountains of debris on beaches in…