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About Lotheni Nature Reserve

The Lotheni Nature Reserve is situated within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. There are many scenic walking trails for the young and old as well as a moderate 14 km mountain biking trail.

The longest trail is a circular route of 11.8 km called the Emadundwini Trail. This trail crosses a number of small fresh-water streams and carries on up a steep incline. It is the best trail for viewing the spectacular scenery of the Drakensberg Mountains. The other trails include the Eagle, Falls, Canyon, Jacobs Ladder, and the historically significant Gelib tree trail.

There is a variety of wildlife including duiker, eland, grey rhebuck and mountain reedbuck. There is also a diversity of more than 172 bird species such as lanner falcons, giant kingfishers, and Cape vultures. Trout fishing is also popular at Lotheni and a refreshing swim at the Cool Pools is a must.

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Lotheni Nature Reserve is 19km from the centre of Drakensberg , the nearest airport 177.8km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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