World’s View is a suburb situated between Hilton and Pietermaritzburg with magnificent views over the city of Pietermaritzburg.  

World’s View is a diverse area of mist-belt grassland and relict indigenous forest. Rich in birdlife, including some rare species such as Bluff-Spotted Flufftail, Narina Trogon, and Choristor Robin. Crowned Eagles and Long Crested Eagles are also resident. Many species of buck, porcupine, Bush Pig, Caracal and Genet inhabit the area. These species are dwindling rapidly giving rise for concerns about the sustainability of wild flora and fauna. Unfortunately, much of World’s View has been taken over by commercial plantations resulting in reduced water flow in original streams and natural water courses.

The original route used by the Voortrekker wagons passes through World’s View and is of historical significance.

WVC - grassland to Old Howick Road - showing Umgeni Water pipeline rehabilitation

The World’s View Conservancy is made up of enthusiastic volunteers concerned with environmental management of an area for landowners, communities and user groups.  Major issues include illegal dumping, invasive alien vegetation and erosion caused by motorbikes, all of which contribute to the decline in wildlife.

World’s View Conservancy aims to upgrade the Voortrekker Wagon Trail, View Site and Picnic area, Monitor wildlife, Conduct litter clean-ups, Clean road verges and  focus on recycling.

See the World's View Blog ( here or or the World's View GroupSpaces page here.

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