Empisini Forest

    Zama Majola (Contact Person)
    (031) 311 6975\6984 (Telephone)
    zama.majola@durban.gov.za (Email)

Physical Address


Postal Address

P. O. Box 1381


Prime coastal forest in Empisini Nature Reserve. This 120 ha reserve contains 50 ha of pristine coastal forest and 70 ha of old canefields being converted to grasslands. There is a marshland consisting of a dense stand of phragmites reeds and nearer to the picnic site. The grassy southern slopes with scattered acacia trees are a constant challenge to keep free of weeds. There are also the occasional cheesewood, pigeonwood & red beech. Various types of mammals and birds exist here.

Getting There

Drive 50 km south from Durban on N2. Turn left towards Umkomaas, then left again towards Saiccor. 1km further turn left to Empisini.