Shongweni and Inanda dams, both surrounded by Nature Reserves stocked with game, offer fishing, canoeing, hiking trails & horse riding through the bush, bird watching and picnic areas. Hiking through the spectacular gorge at Kranzkloof Nature reserve, a sub-tropical jungle, you will encouter small game, abundant birdlife and possibly the crowned eagles, Africa's biggest raptor.
For the sports enthusiast, microlight flights, paragliding and abseiling can be enjoyed at various locations, as well as scuba diving trips to the coast. KZN is home to some beautiful and challenging golf courses. Camelot, Kloof and Augusta are only a short "drive" away so don't leave your golf clubs at home! Two of the world's most gruelling ultra-marathons, the Comrades Marathon and the Dusi Canoe Marathon are annual events in the area. Summerveld Racing Stables and Jockey Academy and the Durban Shongweni Club host all equestrian activities including International Polo.
There are numerous curio shops and crafters in the nearby valley of 1000 Hills and a visit to the "Heritage Market" in Hillcrest is a shopping experience on it's own. Other popular activities are the Saturday morning "Farmers Market" and a trip on the old steam train which winds it's way through the hills with beautiful views and stops for lunch at a craft market.