This small reserve consists mainly of mist belt forest, with some grassland on the edge of the forest. It is an easy area in which to talk (especially for older people and those with young children), and contains some of the best mist belt forest birds. There is one trail, which at a very casual pace and stopping to look and listen for birds takes one to two hours to complete. There is a picnic site and entrance is free.
Midlands, in the Winterskloof area of Pietermaritzburg. From the N3 north of Pietermaritzburg take the off-ramp to Hilton. Drive through Hilton village to Crossways Hotel, then straight along Shepstone Road, Cowan House, and left into Amy Wilson drive. Continue along this road into St Michael's Road. The reserve entrance is about 200 m on the left.