Where? Mount Moreland is a small hamlet type village, situated just North of Umhlanga Rocks on the North coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Directions: At N2 off ramp Umdloti/Verulam turn towards Verulam. Go just under 1km, turn right at white pillar saying Umdloti Estate, Mount Moreland. Follow the road, the rest is signposted Mount Moreland /Swallow View site.

Barn Swallows

Lake Victoria Viewing Site GPS -29.64223, 31.09163
Froggy Pond Viewing Site GPS -29.64151, 31.09466

Barn Swallows Arrival Times at Mount Moreland

The Barn Swallows arrive in late October, mass numbers early November and leave by mid April.where? Lake Victoria Barn Swallow Viewing Site Spectators

The site is open every night during the season weather permitting, if it is raining please re-schedule.

To fully enjoy the Barn Swallow viewing experience at Mount Moreland bring your camp chairs, sun-downers, and picnic –essentials are Binoculars and mozzie cream.
There is a R20.00 per person entrance fee that is used for site maintenance and improvements.

Items on sale include: memorabilia, booklet, key-rings, jewelry items, magnets etc
NOTE: NO food or drinks are sold on site

It is important to know the sunset time if you are planning a visit to come and view the Barn Swallows at the Swallow Roost site.

It is advised to arrive half an hour before sunset.

Check out the link below for sunset times and weather forecast.


Parking is readily available. There is also special parking for disabled persons; a playground nearby for children and toilet facilities.