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Umgeni Vlei is located 20 km due southwest of Nottingham Road in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. The main vlei is about 300 ha in extent, and is underlain by Karroo dolerite. The vlei is a large sponge that is the source of the Umgeni River. Main habitat types include marsh areas dominated by sedges, flooded grassland and areas of Highland Sourveld surrounding the vlei.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Umgeni Vlei Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/umgeni-vlei-nature-reserve-iba-south-africa on 28/11/2023.