The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Mtunzini

Afrikaans name: Mtunzini

The main road through the village of Mtunzini

The main road into Mtunzini

Photo © Steven Herbert

KwaZulu-Natal

Mtunzini is a small coastal village that isn't really on the coast. It is separated from the sea by the Umlalazi Nature Reserve.

The town is situated approximately 140 km north of Durban and is just off the N2 highway.

Attractions around the town include a golf course, beautiful beaches, bird-watching, hiking and fishing.

On the outskirts of the town is the Rafia Palm 'Monument'. This is a small plantation of these large palm trees which take 20 years to produce fruit and then die. The Rafia Palms attract the Palm-nut Vulture which in turn attracts numerous bird-watchers to the region.

Mtunzini accommodation

Are you looking for accommodation in Mtunzini?

Mtunzini has plenty of accommodation options available

There is a trail through the dense coastal forest which is great for walks and bird-watching.

The Umlalazi Lagoon is a scenic place to have a picnic.

Have you visited or stayed at Mtunzini? How was it?



References and further reading

Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Published: 1983 - Page: 166

Where to see Birds in Natal - Author: Gordon Bennett - Published: 1989 - Page: 35

Southern African Birdfinder - Author: Cohen, Spottiswoode and Rossouw - Published: 2006 - Page: 133

Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Published: 1995 - Page: 45

go! - Issue 162 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 42

go! - Issue 190 - Author: - Published: 2023 - Page: 39

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 142

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 262

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 359

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 252

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 133

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 210

go! - Issue 089 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 50

go! - Issue 156 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 43


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