About Msinsi Reserve

In 1993 the University Council declared Msinsi Reserve to be a nature reserve in perpetuity. This Reserve comprises seven hectares of grassland and regenerating forest. A considerable impact has been made on the removal of invasive aliens from the Msinsi Reserve. Some of the more frequent invasive alien plants were Lantana and Cardiospermum (Balloon Vine).

Pathway through Msinsi









A bird list in excess of 100 species has been drawn up. Records of sightings are forwarded to Ron Uken or Rob Jamieson. Mongooses are frequently spotted and a blue duiker was recently observed.

For more details about visiting the reserve, contact Prof. Ron Uken (uken@ukzn.ac.za) on (031) 260 1613.

Msinsi Reserve Features

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  • Bats

  • Birds

  • Butterflies

  • Exotics

  • Flowers

  • Mammals

  • Trees

  • Reptiles

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