Giba Gorge
Environmental Precinct
Is home to a unique complement of rare and threatened ecosystems with an impressive list of animals and plants. The towering slopes, cliffs and gorges were once home to Stone Age people, evidence of which has been unearthed at the Umhlatuzana Rock Shelter

Some pictures above taken by Jo Sobey


Download the Giba Gorge Flora and Fauna checklist here:


The GGEP is open to the public free of charge. Activities include, walking trails, mountain biking, bird watching or just relaxing and enjoying this tranquil environment.


NOTICE: SRA error on municipal accounts.

Residents in the vicinity of Giba Gorge – falling in the Giba Gorge Environmental Precinct – are charged an additional rate, which appears as an item on your municipal account. This is a contribution towards the maintenance of the beautiful environment that we live in.

You may have noticed that since July 2017, eThekwini municipality has been charging these SRA rates at about 15c in the rand, rather than the agreed 5c in the rand. This is an error in the software, and will continue until June 2018. However, a refund of the additional amount was paid in September. Another refund is due to be processed in December and will continue until the error is corrected in the 2018/2019 rating year.


Note: Data for graphs below collected by Hansie Pieterse. Dec 2017 not available.


Conservation Management  is integral to the GGEP’s vision  in order to maintain these areas in a natural state for future generations to enjoy as well as to restore those areas that have already been degraded
Education is another core ambition of the precinct’s vision and plans are afoot to get schools involved in river health studies and other activities.

Every year during May and June, Thuthuka and the GGEP team cut and clear strips, known as tracer lines, in the grassland areas to act as fire breaks.  Fire breaks help to contain the spread of fires during controlled winter burns and can also control possible run away veld fires in the winter.  Not only does this maintain the diverse vegetation of Giba Gorge but it protects the neighbouring properties.  Here, the team is cutting tracer lines along Alexander Drive using brush cutters and weed eaters.”

The GGEP is funded by a cooperative including private and municipal landowners. For more information on how this works visit “ABOUT US”