With a mixture of coastal forest, coastal grasslands, numerous estuaries and a rugged coastline, Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve creates the feeling of being deep within the wilderness.
Crocodiles may be found basking on the banks of the estuaries and Cape buffalo, Burchells Zebra and Red Hartebeest roam the grasslands. The reserve is a haven for birdlife and also has an extremely high diversity of insects and in particular butterflies that can be seen in the forest canopy and eco-tones.
Hiking trails meander through the lush forests and along the coastline where magnificent views can be had with dolphins frolicking in the waves below and whales cruising along the coast. Walks along the coastline cross numerous estuaries that are teaming with birdlife and the large black slabs of rocks that are exposed at low tide host African Black Oystercatcher and other migrant waders. At dawn and dusk swarms of Ghost Crabs and Ploughshare snails scour the beach in search of detritus washed in by the waves.