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In the mid-1800s, the Ongoye forest in KwaZulu-Natal was the exclusive domain of Zulu king Mpande and his people who used it to collect plants required in the preparation of traditional medicines. All other activities in the forest were strictly banned which has resulted in a 4000ha section of Afromontane coastal forest being spared development and now protected in the Ongoye Forest Reserve. This type of forest is a rarity and only a few pockets remain throughout South Africa. Several rivers run through the reserve and birdlife is prolific. Ongoye is on the popular Zululand Birding Route and is reached from the east via Empangeni on rugged roads and over streams passable by 4x4 vehicles only, or via Eshowe in the west and on vastly better roads.
Although renowned for its birdlife, the Ongoye Forest Reserve has interesting hiking trails that lead through the forest, along streams and over green hills. Several animals are common in... Show more