Madadeni Self Catering Accomidation

Location - Hillcrest, Durban City West, Durban, Durban and surrounds, Valley of a 1000 Hills, KwaZulu-Natal, N2, N3, South Africa
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New Germany Nature Reserve - Site 9.4

Contact details:
Name of site: New Germany Nature Reserve
Name of owners/ managers: Ethekwini Municipality
GPS coordinates: 29 deg 48.53' S, 30 deg 53.32' E
Telephone number: 031-262-8239
Email address:
Postal address: P.O.Box 49 , Pinetown, 3600

Site Description:
New Germany Nature Reserve forms part of the extensive New Germany Commonage, which has a long and chequered history, starting with the establishment of the farm Clermont in 1848. There has been much discussion about the status of various sections of the area, and this resulted in the formation of the New Germany Nature Reserve in 1986, consisting of two parts: the Nature Park on the north side of Mountain Ridge Road , and the Nature Reserve on the south side.

The Nature Reserve is less developed, but has a long trail across the south-facing slope, passing through short grassland, a large patch of forest and a stand of Silver Protea Protea roupelliae , which was once quite common in the area. This section does not contain any introduced mammal species, but indigenous ones such as Blue Duiker Philantomba monticola , Common Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia and Banded Mongoose Mungos mungo may be seen with a little patience. The mongooses are most often seen scuttling rowdily through the undergrowth.

The grassland parts of the reserve and park are well managed, and attract some interesting birds, especially after burning. At such times, Shelley's Francolin and Plain-backed Pipit have been seen. In summer, Zitting Cisticolas call and display prominently, and other grassland specialists such as Cape Grassbird and African Pipit call frequently.

The tall forest canopy in the valleys is rich in birdlife, with robins and flycatchers being common. Numerous nectar producing plants, such as Tree Fuschia Halleria lucida and Wild Banana Strelitzia nicolai provide food for several species of sunbirds, while the deep leaf litter is home to Terrestrial Brownbuls and thrushes. The reserve also attracts a number of altitudinal migrants during winter, and is worth visiting at any time of year. 

From the N3 west out of Durban , take the glide-off to the M13 to Pinetown, and then shortly thereafter the Stapleton Road off-ramp. Turn right at the traffic lights and follow Stapleton Road along, through another set of traffic lights and down the hill. At the bottom, turn right into Mountain Ridge Road , where New Germany Nature Reserve is signposted. Follow this road up a steep hill and turn left at the top to get to the gate. Both parts are controlled by the Borough of New Germany and are open during normal office hours. The Nature Park is entered through the Interpretive Centre and a large aviary which houses indigenous birds. There is a clear trail system that takes one through the patches of coastal and riverine forest in the valleys and through the bush-clump mosaic on the hillsides. There are also two small dams, one of which is overlooked by a hide.


Shelley's Francolin , Plain-backed Pipit , Zitting Cisticolas , Cape Grassbird , African Pipit, Fiscal Flycatcher, Little Bee-eater, African Goshawk, African Paradise Flycatcher & Grey Sunbird

The reserve is accessible by day visitors. It is open between the hours of 7:30am - 17:00pm . Limited numbers of birding guides are available on request. Facilities include picnic sites and an interpretive Centre which includes a display of live indigenous snakes and a large aviary which houses indigenous birds. There is safe parking for up to 30 cars and toilet facilities are available. Restaurants can be found nearby.

Coastal and riverine forest , dams overlooked by a hide and grassland





Online Quotes and Bookings
MADADENI B&B is based in the Kloof Gorge, cool and close to Hillcrest, just outside the heat of Durban. Come walk in our garden,enjoy the ducks and geese. Relax next to the pool in the forest environment.

We have 2 bedrooms,one room with a double bed and the other small room with a single bed. Limited band width internet access is available.

Security is of no concern, with your own CCTV system, controlled gates and of course the geese help too!
A kitchen allows you to prepare that picnic yourself or pop out to the shops to pick up a wonderful meal. Park your car in undercover parking.

General Details
  • Operated By : I-CUBE
  • Service Levels : BARRY at Madadeni Self Catering Accomidation will normally reply to enquiries in under one hour.
Local Attractions and Landmarks
Beach 25.0 km
Shopping 2.0 km
Pavillion 15.0 km
Hillcrest 5.0 km
PMB 50.0 km
Durban 15.0 km
Kloof Gorge 1.0 km
Everton 1.0 km
Pinetown 5.0 km
Check In\Out Times
Check in after 14:00
Check out before 11:00
Madadeni Self Catering Accomidation - B & B - Self Catering in Hillcrest, Durban City West, Durban, Durban and surrounds, Valley of a 1000 Hills, KwaZulu-Natal, N2, N3, South Africa

Madadeni Self Catering Accomidation - B & B - Self Catering in Hillcrest, Durban City West, Durban, Durban and surrounds, Valley of a 1000 Hills, KwaZulu-Natal, N2, N3, South Africa

  • Directions to Get There : N3 OUT OF DURBAN PAST THE PAV TAKE THE M13 (NOT THE TOLL ROAD) Drive up FIELDS HILLS Take the VILLAGE RD OFFRAMP BEFORE you get to the top of Fields Hill (1st village rd offramp) Turn Rht over the M13 at the circle turn left go straight past the school & shopping centre At the circle turn rht (BACK) and cross the bridge, turning left at the T Junction (church) turn left At the STOP STREET Turn RHT into KLOOF FALLS RD Follow for 2KM to no 82, on the left, just after the police station, just after Ronalds Rd If you cross the river at the bottom of the Klof Gorge, come back, Madadeni is just past the JUARA Centre.

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* Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking

20% Discount if you stay longer than 3 days
30% Discount if your stay includes a week night (Monday to Thursday)
40% Discount if you stay longer than 5 days 
50% Discount if you stay longer than 1 week 

No more than 4 people can stay at MADADENI per night.

Valid from 31 October 07 - 30 November 08

If you only stay a single day and are:
1 guest @ R400.00
2 guests @ R300.00 per person sharing 
3 guests @ R235.00 per person sharing
4 guests @ R195.00 per person sharing

   Features and Facilities at this Establishment

Accommodation Type
Bed and Breakfast Self-Catering

Main Theme
Family Unusual

Activities Nearby
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Hiking / Backpacking Walking

Facilities and Services
Braai / Barbecue
Braai / Barbecue
Fireplace on the Premises
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Internet Access
Laundry Service
Laundry Service
Off Street Parking
Off Street Parking
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

Special Interests
Painting Photography Shopping Trips

Facilities in Rooms/Units
Adsl Internet Connection

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  • Close to the KLOOF GORGE:

This nature resere is situated in Kloof, between Hillcrest and Pinetown, near Durban. With the Molweni River running through it, the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve is a fine example of coastal forest and grasslands. Proclaimed in 1950, the reserve covers 600 hectares. Wildlife includes zebra, bushbuck, blue, red and grey duiker, vervet monkey,  

 rock hyrax, slender mongoose, white-tailed mongoose, egyptian mongoose, banded mongoose, water monitor and genet. Birdlife is abundant, with over 200 species on record. The reserve has an interesting variety of indigenous flora. 20 km of nature walks and two picnic sites are available. These atttractive picnic areas are located at Kloof Falls and 5 kms from the falls where the Nkutu stream crosses Valley Drive and both are equiped with barbecue facilities and ablutions. There are two view sites to take in the breathtaking beauty of Krantzkloof Gorge. An Activities Centre, equiped with basic conference facilities, is available for use by education groups and other parties. 


House to rent in KLOOF from Early 2008