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African eagle Umhlanga Rocks

Where eagles dare (and nudists bare)

In the last blog in this series, we followed the trail atop the dune at the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve. From the end of the dune, some 200 metres distant, lies the Ohlanga River mouth. It happened to be open to the sea. But often a sandbank closes it. It’s a mostly natural process (artificial…

Blacksmith lapwings (Vanellus armatus) at Umhlanga Lagoon – a great place for bird lovers

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.