Afrikaans name: Mtunzini
The main road into Mtunzini
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.Accommodation in Mtunzini
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.
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.
References and further readingBook of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 133
Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 210
go! - Issue 089 - Author: - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 50
go! - Issue 156 - Author: - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 43
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 142
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 359
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 252
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Where to see Birds in Natal - Author: Gordon Bennett - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 35
Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 166