School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Bisley Nature Reserve

The Bisley Valley Reserve is 350 hectares of thornveld and grassland perfect for those who want to enjoy their space in nature close to home.

Lying just 7 km from Pietermaritzburg on Gladys Manzi Road, the reserve has a number of picnic sites and trails aimed at bird lovers. The reserve extends to the Midlands sub-route of the Southern KwaZulu-Natal Birding Route.

The reserve is run by the Mzunduzi municipality and attracts diverse wildlife that include giraffe, impala, zebra, and a wide variety of birdlife.

Map of the reserve