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Mkuze Game Reserve

 Average Guest Rating: 
 7 Reviews


Mkuze Game Reserve


A place of great beauty and high contrasts, Mkhuze is renowned as a mecca for bird lovers with more than 420 bird species on record.

The Mkhuze River curves along the reserve's northern and eastern borders with a fine stretch of fig forest along its banks. Fish eagles swoop over the pans, snatching prey spotted from their perches in the fever trees.

The reserve has an astonishing diversity of natural habitats, from the eastern slopes of the Lebombo mountains along its eastern boundary, to broad stretches of acacia savannah, swamps and a variety of woodlands and riverine forest. A rare type of sand forest also occurs in the reserve.

Accommodation
Accommodation in the Mkuze area can be found in Game Lodges and other accommodation options.

Within the game reserve the Mantuma Camp offers accommodation in the form of safari tents and chalets - all self catering - as well as the Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge.

Wildlife
This diversity of habitats means a wide variety of animal species including black and white rhinoceros, elephant, giraffe, nyala, blue wildebeest, warthog, eland, hippo, impala, kudu and other smaller antelope. Rare species occurring in the reserve are cheetah, hyaena, suni and leopard.

Three game viewing hides have been constructed next to the Kubube, Kamasinga, Kwamalibala pans. Visitors park their cars and enter the hides on foot.

Depending on the surface water in the reserve, but normally during the drier winter months,large concentrations of game may be seen at the waterholes.

Visitors are therefore offered excellent views of most of the reserve’s larger mammals. These hides offer unique opportunities to photographers and many famous wildlife pictures have been taken there.

Two beautiful pans, Nhlonhlela and Nsumo , lie in the north and east respectively, home to communities of hippo, crocodile, pinkbacked and white pelicans, as well as a diversity of ducks and geese which gather in spring.

A Zulu cultural village in the reserve offers a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle and crafts of the KwaJobe community.


Mkuze Game Reserve Activities:


Birding, game viewing and sitting quietly in the three game viewing hides are the most popular activities in Mkhuze. Night drives, guided walks, the auto trail and swimming are also available.

The reserve has 100 kilometers of tourist roads for game viewing.

Guided night drives are undertaken weather permitting.

Guided Game Walks can be booked at the camp office and these take place twice daily starting at 06h00 in summer, and 15h00 in winter.

Birding in Mkhuze offers some of the best birding opportunities in South Africa and with a bird list of 420 species is excellent all year round.

Guided birding walks may be booked at the camp office, and these take place twice daily starting at 06h00 in summer, and 15h00 in winter. Checklists are available from the curio shop.

Mkuze Game Reserve Map:




Health & Climate:

Mkhuze is in a malaria area and special precautions are necessary.


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Mkuze Game Reserve Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.0 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews


Tented accommodation was good. The restaurant was only take away. Masinga waterhole hide was the best I have ever been to anywhere. Mornings were best each day.
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 Reviewed by A BRINDLEY on 11 March 2014

The directions to the establishment was not so good, because some of the road marks and boards does not exist any more. The gravel road to main gate is very very bad - think people just need to know that. The facility was clean and we enjoyed our stay and the environment very much. Beautiful game reserve.
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 Reviewed by Amanda Stoltz on 4 March 2014

Thank you very much for having me and my fiance by your game reserve we really had great, the place was well kept and neat, the staff very accomodating, it could have been excellent if the bathroom were closer to the huts since I love animals but very scared of them so it was very scary going to the bathroom late at night, but I still enjoyed the stay and we a definitely coming back again this time we even bring the kids because the environment is worth it. Thank you guys....
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 Reviewed by buyi ngubane on 17 February 2014

We were very satisfied with the booked accommodation (Chalet). There is a Take-Away Rhino Dini-O , opening at morning/noon and evening.
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 Reviewed by Manfred Lindemann on 15 September 2013


Other Accommodation near Mkuze Game Reserve:

Accommodation options within 8km from Mkuze Game Reserve include:


Mantuma Camp - Mkuze Game Reserve
Mantuma Camp - Mkuze Game Reserve
A place of great beauty and high contrasts, Mkuze is renowned as a mecca for bird lovers with more than 420 bird species on record. Mantuma Camp offers both hutted accommodation as well as Safari tents.
Guest Rating: 
 (61 reviews)


Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge - Mkuze Game Reserve
Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge - Mkuze Game Reserve
Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge is an eight-bed lodge overlooking Nhlonhlela Pan. All units are en suite and are connected by boardwalks branching out from the communal lounge and kitchen. A cook/caretaker is in attendance, as well as a field ranger to take visitor
Guest Rating: 
 (3 reviews)
From: R450.00 per unit, Max: 2







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R450.00 per unit

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