Accommodation in Vernon Crookes KZN Parks

National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
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Vernon Crookes KZN Wildlife

This secluded getaway is found on the South Coast some 12km inland from Umzinto, along the Ixopo road. The reserve's wooded slopes, grassland ridges and clear views of the ocean to the east offer the ideal setting for communing with nature while enjoying the excellent trails, picnic facilities and autotrail.

The reserve boasts 56 mammal species. These include zebra, blue wildebeest, bushbuck, blesbok, oribi, reedbuck, blue and grey duiker, black-backed jackal, vervet monkeys, rock hyrax, tree hyrax, caracal, slender mongoose, white tailed mongoose, egyptian mongoose, banded mongoose and porcupine. The abundant birdlife (some 300 confirmed species) includes a number of spectacular raptors like the Crowned and Marshall eagles, which nest in the reserve, while an interesting variety of indigenous flora adds to the reserve's attractions, not least in spring when the veld is alive with colour.

Room Description at :

Accommodation is provided in Nyengelezi camp which consists of a 7 bed rustic tree house and five 2 bed rondavels. The camp is equiped with crockery and cutlery cooking utensils, fridges and stoves.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, community levy, emergency rescue levy and 15% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
Optional Extras


Extra information

Gate Opening and Closing Times:  Summer (October to March) 06:00 to 18:00
Winter (April to September) 06:00 to 17:00

Office Hours: The office is open from 08:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday and from 08:00 to 12:00 on Sundays.

Distance and Time from Gate to Camp: 6 kms

Check Out Time: 10:00   Check In time: 14:00

The nearest town which has a full range of services is Umzinto which is 9 kms away.

Facilities for people with disabilities: None

Pets are not permitted into the reserve.

Officer in Charge 0739118200
Receptionist 031-0017018