The Zululand Birding Route is known worldwide. It is a project of Birdlife South Africa and focuses on the conservation of birds and their habitat.
Eshowe is surrounded by the Dlinza Forest which is an important region of the Zululand Birding Route. The forests of Eshowe Hills are part of the Dlinza Forest and are, therefore, home to the species found there including the Spotted Ground Thrush, the Green Malkoha, Narina Trogon and White-Eared Barbet.
All areas surrounding the golf course, where feasible, have been allowed to revert to natural grasslands and this has attracted many new bird species to the area, as have the new water features and constructed wetlands. Four dams have been built, which in addition to adding interest to the golf course, are a major attraction to new bird species. The list of water birds seen include, Yellowbilled ducks, Whitefaced ducks, Redbilled teal, Egyptian geese, Moorhens, Black crake, Little bittern, Grey & Blackheaded herons, Greenbacked heron, Hamerkop, Malachite, Pied, Pygmy and Brownhooded kingfishers. None of these were regular visitors previously, now several of them are breeding here.