Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve
Umhlanga lagoon is a 26 hectares (64 acres) nature reserve on the shore of the Indian Ocean at Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa. The reserve encloses the Ohlanga River's lagoon and mouth. The forest forms a natural extension of the less accessible Hawaan Forest, of which the greater part lies inland of the busy M4 road. The reserve trails start at a car park at the northern end of Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga.
|Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve|
|Area||26 hectares (64 acres)|
At the mouth of the Ohlanga lagoon there is a popular but unofficial nudist beach. Increased use of the area by non-nudist walkers and families resulted in complaints about nudism and antisocial behaviour. The area was at one time a ‘no-go’ area, due to a serious crime problem.
Notes and referencesEdit
- Bainbridge 2010.
- Ballard 1998.
- Beater & Maud 1963.
- Steele 2012, p. 234.
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- Anthony, Lauren (26 February 2013). "Lewd beach behaviour exposed". News. looklocal.co.za. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- Bainbridge, James (2010). South Africa Lesotho and Swaziland. Lonely Planet. ISBN 978-1-74220-375-1.
- Ballard, Sebastian (1998). South Africa Handbook. Footprint Handbooks. ISBN 978-0-8442-4966-7.
- Beater, B. E.; Maud, R. R. (Apr 1963). "The Occurrence of a Coastal Midden near Umhlanga Rocks, Natal". The South African Archaeological Bulletin. South African Archaeological Society. 18 (69): 21–23. JSTOR 3887491.
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