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The Umkomaas River’s vegetation is predominantly a valley bushveld with a few mistbelt forest sections sprinkled about, and birdwatching is a favourite in the area

The Umkomaas Valley is an eco-adventurer’s dream holiday or weekend getaway. The forest and river trails at Hella Hella allow you to enjoy the diverse species of trees and vegetation, while offering the birdwatchers amongst you a prolific bird life to enjoy. The endangered Blue Swallow, which breeds in the upland grasses overlooking the Mkomazi Valley is a rare and lucky spotting should you happen across it. The small animal life if you are lucky to spot a few in your wandering is not to be missed.

Some of the Trees found in the area are |

  • Small-Leafed Jackal-Berry
  • Natal Milkplum
  • Natal Bush Milkwood
  • Pheasant-Berry
  • Natal Camwood
  • Broad-Leafted Quince
  • Quinine Tree Pistol Bush
  • White Stinkwood
  • False White Stinkwood

To name a few of the Animals |

  • Plain Zebra
  • Blue Duiker
  • Bushbuck
  • Bush pig
  • Vervet monkey
  • Otter
  • Mongoose

Common Birds that can be spotted are |

  • Spotted Thrush
  • Sombre Bulbul
  • Natal Robin
  • African Emerald Cuckoo
  • Collared Sunbird
  • Trumpeter Hornbill
  • Forest Weaver
  • Narina Trogon
  • Knysna Turaco
  • Black Flycatcher
  • Natal Francolin Little Bee-eater
  • African Black Duck
  • Common Waxbill
  • Burchell’s Coucal
  • Black Sparrow Hawk
  • Narina Trogon
  • Tinker Barbet
  • White-browed Robin
  • Golden-tailed Woodpecker
  • Purple Crested Lourie
  • Black Saw-wing Swallow
  • Knysna Turaco
  • African Emerald Cuckoo
  • Collared Sunbird
  • Black Flycatcher
  • Brownhooded Kingfisher

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Hella Hella is the ideal excursion destination and activity adventure centre in the Umkomaas Valley.

Contact Details

Hella Hella Adventure Centre
Contact | Ros Williamson
Mobile | 072 137 1725
Email | info@hellahella.net
Hella Hella Road, Richmond, KZN

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