Umdoni Park consists of 210 hectares of Kwazulu Natal’s Southern countryside and derives its name from the water-loving Umdoni trees scattered throughout the estate.

The Umdoni Park Trust was set up in 1920 not only to maintain the golf course and the buildings on the Park but also to preserve the wilderness area.

This involves protection and preservation of Fauna & Flora in the Park and a never-ending battle against invasive alien vegetation.
While accepting that conservation of the environment is central to our role, the Trust is keen to play an educational role as well and to this end invites schools and higher education institutes to make use of the facility for their studies.

Environmental Centre

Being geared up to be fully functional since 2008, the Environmental Centre’s prime purpose is to provide environmental education at first hand via posters, displays and actual specimens usually accompanied by explanatory talks. To arrange these please contact the admin office via our contact form.

The information thus provided will make guided walks more interesting and meaningful as we seek out and view components of the faunal and floral biodiversity shown to be present in the Umdoni Park Forest and grassland.
Members of the public visiting the centre will usually take the form of school and tourist groups and others specializing in birds, butterflies etc.

We do not cater for groups without a wildlife agenda such as functions of a celebratory nature, braai parties etc.
There is an environmental officer on Site every Sunday morning from 07:30 to 11:30 who will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the Flora and Fauna and advise you regarding the various trails available.

For additional information please email