The sanctuary consists of a large expanse of open shimmering water surrounded by rolling lawns. Gardens are on the one end and indigenous, lush forests on the other. An effortless 30-minute, self-guided trail winds itself through the forest and is a haven for birdlife. One has an opportunity of sighting many of the 150 bird species in the sanctuary including the resident spurwing geese, white faced duck, greenback heron, giant kingfisher and hamerkop.
From the N2 take the Moss Kolnik / KwaMakhutha off-ramp. Travel east along Moss Kolnik Drive. At T-junction turn right into Kings-way Road, then right at robots into Umdoni Road. The reserve is on the right. ? Umdoni Road, Amanzimtoti