Roosfontein Nature Reserve

Admission is free. There are no facilities. Opening times – All hours
Spine Road, Durban

Named after Roosfontein farm owned by the Voortrekker pioneer Francois Roos, this reserve borders both Queensburgh and Westville entities. Established in 1985 it was enlarged in 1992 with land that had belonged to Westville Prison. At the time it was hoped to join Roosfontein Nature Reserve to Paradise Valley Nature Reserve, Pinetown.  It is 150 ha, with bushclump grassland and riverine bush. It is home to many grassland birds, wild flowers, smaller mammals and antelope species with interesting viewing sites.  Pressure has been exerted on the Durban Council to provide much needed housing for neighbouring Cato Manor. Plans are in place to incorporate Lafarge Quarry and release land for housing without compromising Roosfontein’s biodiversity.

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