Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve
Afrikaans name: Kenneth Stainbank Natuur Reservaat
There is a small dam in Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve
Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve is in the well-wooded suburb of Yellowwood Park in Durban.
The reserve is 253 ha in extent and has a number of trails that wind through the two main habitats which are grassland and coastal forest.Accommodation in Durban
The reserve was established in 1963 after a bequest of land from the late Kenneth Stainbank after whom the reserve is named.
The trails provide for some interesting walks or bike rides. There is a short trail suitable for handicapped people near the main picnic site.
There is a large variety of birds present in the reserve including African Goshawk, Purple-crested Lourie, Spotted Thrush (in winter), Natal Robin, Black Sparrowhawk and Tambourine Dove.
There are three picnic sites in the reserve. Bring all your own supplies as nothing is available in the reserve. There is a small entrance fee payable at the entrance to the reserve.One of the featuures of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserves is the many species of brightly coloured butterflies that you can find along the edge of the forest.
Above - A Soldier Commodore
Below - A White-barred Acraea
Above - There are a small number of Burchell's Zebras at Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve and they are rather tame. In fact you might have to share the pathways with them.
Mammals of Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve
Please note that this is only a guide and, while we have made every effort to be accurate, we can't be held responsible for any errors.
Trees and other plants
References and further readingConolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 203
Getaway - Vol 29 No 12 - Author: - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 71
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 160
Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 15
Where to see Birds in Natal - Author: Gordon Bennett - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 9