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Address: Park Rynie/Umzinto, South Africa
Phone Number: 039- 974- 2222

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Quite, peacefull, safe and relaxing

At first I was afraid of the condition of the road between the N2 and turnoff to Vernon Crookes, but was surprised to see that the road is in good condition. I suppose this fear... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Ballito, South Africa

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Ballito, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

At first I was afraid of the condition of the road between the N2 and turnoff to Vernon Crookes, but was surprised to see that the road is in good condition. I suppose this fear was related to another Tripadvisor comment that 4x4's should be used... The 'bout 4 km dirt road was in good condition, I drive a BMW... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We went to the Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve for a Sunday outing and were very pleasantly surprised by reserve itself and the amenities. The reserve offered great game viewing of the different types of antelope found there, as well as the zebra and wildebeest. The campsite was clean and peaceful and the very welcome, shady picnic sites were well-maintained and... More 

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East London, South Africa
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25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We took a quick day trip to Vernon Crookes reserve and were very impressed with the cleanliness of the picnic areas and ablutions. The walks are well marked and provide options for long, short, easy and more demanding. Our party ranged from 6 years to 77, and everyone found the walk around the dam fun and interesting. The bird life... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Friendly staff and tidy reserve... refreshing by KZN Wildlife's standards! The OIC and staff to be praised for their good work. No bother from the neighbouring community, the Reserve is a good example of how conservation and communities work together. Good signage and interpretation made the three trails (2 of which is easy and ideal for senior citizens and children)... More 

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Durban
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Mystery weekend organised by one of our party to the ' treehouse ' in the reserve was an experience. The house, which sleeps 7 in three separate rooms, is very rustic, but comfortable and clean. Separate ablution blocks largely functional, but hot water packed up a couple of times. The kitchen area is partly indoors, and the stove ( a... More 

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Urbana, Illinois, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This little reserve is just off the N2, south of Scottburgh, north of Hibberdene, on the KwaZulu Natal South coast. Turn off at the Park Rynie/Umzinto off-ramp and follow the Ixopo road for about 12.5 km. The entrance gate is 6 km from this turn-off, winding through sugar cane plantations. The day we went, the roads from the turn-off and... More 

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highlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Did not feel very safe when we visited the reserve, the entrance gatehouse had been burnt out and there were some dodgy members of the public at the gate asking us questions, after entering the park we saw wilderbeest, zebra and a few buck, but also quite a few herds of domestic cattle and goats which we have not seen... More 

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Trafalgar, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Much fewer animals than last time we were there a few years ago. In the meantime, 2 unguarded "community gates" have been opened, plus one - also unguarded - pedestrian gate. Lot of traffic trough the reserve. Is this the reason for the dwindling game population?

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