Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary is about 4.5 hectares in size. It is situated in Umdoni Road on the inland side of the N2 Highway.
The reserve consists mainly of a small dam surrounded by coastal bush. There is some lawn where one can have a picnic or braai.
Over time a checklist of approximately 150 species of birds has been built up at the sanctuary. The most obvious ones are the various ducks and other waterbirds on the dam.
Vervet Monkeys also call the Bird Sanctuary their home and you need to keep an eye on your food!
There is a self-guided trail through the bush. The bridge across the dam is a good place to look for birds and brilliantly coloured dragonflies.
Photo © Steven Herbert
Some things to look out for: