Cumberland Weekend & Sunday Outing

There are still 2 guest rooms available at Cumberland for the birding weekend below if there are any takers. Very reasonably priced – see contact details below.

Weekend Outing. Fri 24th to Sun 26th January.  Cumberland Private Nature Reserve. Only 1.25 hrs from Durban, Cumberland is situated in the Umgeni Valley 10km from Pietermaritzburg. The mixed habitat comprises acacia thorn veldt, riverine forest, cliffs and dams. Directions: N3 to Pietermaritzburg, take the Ohrtmann Road turn-off, turn right over freeway into the Willowton area. At the second traffic light, turn right into Bishopstowe Road. Turn left at the second set of lights (yield sign) signposted Table Mountain. Continue up the hill (this is the old Wartburg Road) until another sign to Table Mountain. Turn right here. After about a kilometre turn left at the huge Cumberland Nature Reserve sign onto the signposted D408. Continue for 7 kms through farmland (eventually citrus) until you reach the entrance to Cumberland. The reserve charges R10 entry – payable at the honesty kiosk.

There is an attractive campsite as well as  limited room accommodation. Book directly with John or Stella Behn 082 3371056;  082 3765600.

Sunday 26th January. This outing will combine with the Weekend Outing to Cumberland with Mike Roseblade and Jane Morris.  For directions read their outing above. The reserve charges R10 entry – payable at the honesty kiosk. Take chairs, tea/coffee, lunch. The meeting time is : 07h00 at the campsite. Please confirm all details with Mike or Jane. Mike – or Jane –

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  1. Melody Verbaan says:


    Please send me an Invoice as I would like to rejoin Birdlife. I was a member before but I let the membership lapse. Please also keep me updated as to any Birding weekends you may be organizing in the future.

    I unfortunately cannot make the weekend below.


    Kind regards



    Tel: (031) 3370230

    Cell: 082 4525 791


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