• Guest Rating: (85)
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering and Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Mkuze Game Reserve constitutes the north western spur of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park).

Mantuma Camp - Mkuze Game Reserve - A place of great beauty and high contrasts, it is renowned as a mecca for bird lovers, with more than 420 bird species on record.

This diverse habitat includes wild dog, black and white rhino, elephant, giraffe, nyala, blue wildebeest, warthog, eland, hippo, impala, kudu and other smaller antelope.

Rare species occurring are hyena, suni and leopard.

The Rhino Dine-O takeaway situated near Mantuma is open from 07:00 - 09:30 for breakfast; 11:30 - 14:00 for lunch and 17:00 - 19:00 for dinner.

PLEASE NOTE: The water is chlorinated and filtered for human consumption but is very salty. Mineral/spring water is on sale at the camp curio shop and Rhino-Dine-O takeaway OR you can bring your own drinking water.

A swimming pool is situated in the hutted camp and campsite respectively, strictly for accommodated guests only.

The curio shop sells basic necessities.

We wish to draw your attention to the following important notice received from Mkhuze Game Reserve Kindly be advised that some of the roads at Mkhuze Game Reserve are closed due to constructions. Clear detours are indicated throughout the park. Please exercise patience as visitors may experience stops and go’s along the routes. Construction noise and movement may be felt from 06:00 to 18:00.

With immediate effect the main water supply at uMkhuze will be shut off during non-peak hours. Water will continue to be supplied to Mantuma Camp and other accommodation facilities during the hours of 17h00 21h00 and 05h00 09h00 daily. Visitors are requested to carry additional drinking water for use during the shutoff periods.

Please note that we are unsure as to the duration of the constructions, but anticipate until end August 2016. We kindly request that you take note of this message whilst the constructions are underway and that it is beyond our control. We also kindly request that you excersise patience as you may experience excessive noise and discomfort due to the constructions.

Accommodation at Mantuma Camp - Mkuze Game Reserve:
8-BED NHLONHLELA BUSH LODGE - situated a few minutes drive from the main camp (Mantuma camp). The Lodge comprises of 4 X 2-Bed units, connected to the central lounge, kitchen, deck and dining area by wooden boardwalks. All units are en suite with shower and toilet. A cook/caretaker is in attendance, as well as a field ranger to take visitors on game walks. The lodge is served by solar powered lighting. Good torches and a gas light are recommended.

2-Bed Chalets; fully equipped for self-catering
4-Bed (2 bedroom) Chalets; fully equipped for self-catering
6-Bed (3 bedroom) Cottages; fully equipped for self-catering
2-Bed Rest Huts (with communal ablution and -kitchen facilities)

The self-catering units are fully equipped with linen, towels, crockery, cutlery, stove, refrigerator and cooking utensils.

2-Bed Safari Tents
4-Bed Safari Tents (a 4-Bed Safari Tent comprises of 2 X 2-Bed Safari Tents next to each other, sharing a kitchen)
The tents are with 2 single beds each, en-suite shower, basin and toilet, Eskom power, fridge, crockery, towels and linen.
The kitchen of each tented unit is situated outside - open kitchen.

- No plug points for electric razors are available.
- Visitors need to provide their own food supplies and are required to do their own cooking and washing up.
- Units are serviced daily.
- Mosquito nets are provided in each accommodation unit.

PLEASE NOTE: The accommodation complexes are either not fenced or do not have a totally game proof fence surrounding them. Please do not walk beyond the vicinity of your own chalet or campsite after sunset unless it is essential to do so.

Mkuze Game Reserve Gate Opening and Closing Times:
November to March - 05h00 to 19h00 
April to October - 06h00 to 18h00. 
Reception hours are in line with the gate times.  
An entrance fee is payable at the gate on arrival.  
Kindly ensure that you have  enough cash as there are  no card facilities at the gate.

There is no allowance for LATE entry through these Gates.

Distance and Time from Gate to Camp: 10km, approx 20 minutes drive.

The nearest town which has a full range of services is Mkuze which is 28km away.

- Four game viewing hides are situated next to 4 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.
- In addition there are 2 bird viewing hides.
- The Fig Forest Guided Walking Trail (guided by a field ranger) should not be missed.
- Guided game or birding walks can be booked at the camp office and these take place twice daily starting at 06h00 in summer, and 15h00 in winter ( 2 hours)
- Guided night game drives (weather permitting)

Clothing and Accessories:
It is advisable to bring binoculars, a first aid kit, a torch, insect repellent, a hat and sun-tan lotion.
Health and Climate:
Mkhuze is in a malaria area and special precautions are necessary.
Cancellation Policy:
All bookings are confirmed once payment or partial payment is received.
Cancellations greater than 45 days prior to arrival = 10% of amount (min R100)
Cancellation within 45 to 30 days of arrival = 25% of the amount.
Cancellation within 29 to 15 days of arrival = 50% of the amount.
Cancellation within 14 days & arrival date = 100% of the amount.
Amending booked dates is as good as cancelling a booking if it falls within the cancellation period. Same policy applies to amending a booking.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Curio Shop
Petrol on site
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Mantuma Camp - Mkuze Game Reserve is a Self-Catering and Game Lodge in Mkuze KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

From the south, the turn-off to the Mkhuze Game Reserve is signposted 35 km north of Hluhluwe. From this point, the road is gravel. Approximately 15km further turn right onto another signposted road through the Lebombo mountains.
The entrance is 10km along this road and the route is clearly signposted.

Visitors from the north should take the road through Mkuze Village, which is 18km from the entrance gate and 28km from Mantuma camp. This road is well signposted.

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Rooms and Units Available at Mantuma Camp - Mkuze Game Reserve

2 Bed Rest Hut-Communal facilities
Layout:One room with two beds, a bar fridge and a dining table.Facilities: a DSTV, ceiling fan, communal kitchen with microwave and utensils, communal ablutions.Plug points: Available. Sleep max 2 people.
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

2-Bed Chalets (each unit sleep max. 2 people)
2 Single beds, bathroom, kitchenette, TV, ceiling fan.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

2-Bed Safari Tents (each unit sleep max. 2 people)
2 Single beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, kitchen situated outside the unit (open plan kitchen), portable fan.
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

4-Bed Chalets (each unit sleep max. 4 people)
Two bedrooms (each room with 2 single beds), bathroom, lounge/dining area, kitchen, TV and ceiling fan.
Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 4 Adults

4-Bed Safari Tents (each unit sleep max. 4 people)
Comprises of 2X 2-Bed Safari Tents next to each other, sharing a kitchen. Each tent has 2 single beds, bathroom with shower en-suite, portable fan, mosquito net. The kitchen is situated outside the tents (open plan kitchen).
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 4 Adults

6 Bed Cottages
Three bedrooms (each room with 2 single beds), dining room/lounge area, kitchen, two bathrooms, TV, ceiling fan. Wheelchair friendly.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 6 Adults

8-Bed Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge
4X 2-Sleeper units, en-suite and connected by board walks. Communal lounge and kitchen. A cook/caretaker and a field ranger is in attendance. This lodge is served by a solar powered lighting system. Good torches and gas lights are recommended.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Latest Reviews
The camp itself was neat and tidy. The cottages in camp were well constructed and neat. The contents of the one we had was very good. The maintenance seemed to us to need attention. The shower hose was not working properly, some of the lights were non-functional and personnel could not explain to us how to work the microwave. Daily cleaning and care of the unit was however very good.
The area around the swimming pool seemed somewhat neglegted.
Overall however a very pleasing and satisfying stay. We shall visit again.

Dieter Brandt Feb 2020
The stay at Mantuma Camp was a good experience. The ablusion facility is clean and in good condition. Mkuze Game Reserve
was every thing I expected from a birding point of view. The roads is in excellent condition. Tar roads as well as the gravel roads. The hides were the best I experienced comparing to other Game Reserves.

Dirk de Bruin Nov 2018
This was a very nice place. We had all what we needed and it was in nature.
Vandepitte Koen Aug 2018
I was very impressed with the Game Reserve. The roads and hides were excellent. These are kept clean every day. The chalets need an upgrade but they were serviced each day and were clean. We had a wonderful time and in 4 days identified over 52 birds. Staff were friendly and I'll definitely recommend this Game Reserve to other people. The booking was painless, so thank you very much.
Bronwen Griffiths Jun 2018
The place was excellent. Well maintained. Affordable. Very recommendable!
Ignacio Torres Sep 2017