The Umbilo river runs through the reserve. There is a spectacular waterfall. The Umbilo Water Works (1887-1905) is a national monument. This 170ha reserve has some walk through trails which offer 4km of trails which travel grasslandand forest. Numerous wooden bridges built that cross meandering Umbilo River.​

Picnic areas, Braai facility, Public Toilets, Self-guided walks, Birding, Waterfall, Conference centre and Boma. For Bookings contact Tel: 031-322 2849 or Fax: 031-702 3473​

How to get there
From the M13 westbound, take the Stapleton Road / New Germany turn-off. Keep left into Eden Road. Follow Eden Road past the Blood Bank, turn right into Oxford Road. The reserve is at the end of the road.