Overlooking the Hlonhlela pan with its hazy green border of fever trees, in the Mkuze Game Reserve, the Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge - Mkuze Game Reserve is a bird-watchers paradise.
Echoing to the call of the African fish eagle, hippos and crocodiles float in the green shallows and a diverse range of animals move around the shore to graze, brows and drink.
Visitors needs are attended to by staff who cook and clean and a field ranger who accompanies guests on walks into the savannah and sand and fig forests of Mkhuze Game Reserve.
Visitors to this private and tranquil piece of the African bush can enjoy the area reserved for their exclusive use, go walking, or they can visit one of the three excellent hides to watch the constant procession of wild animals coming down to the water holes for their daily drink.
Visiters must bring all their food and drink requirements with them though limited supplies can be bought at the camp shop at Mantuma. The lodge is served by solar powered lighting. Good torches and a gas light are recommended.
Mkhuze is a malaria area so suitable precautions must be taken.
Accommodation at Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge - Mkuze Game Reserve:
Four two bed sleeping units with en-suite shower and toilet are connected to the central lounge and dining area by wooden boardwalks.
A sun deck and fully equipped kitchen complete the facilities.
Gate Opening and Closing Times at Mkuze Game Reserve:
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.
For visitors from the south, the turn off t the Mkhuze Game Reserve is signposted 35 km north of Hluhluwe.
From this point, the road is gravel. Approximately 15 km further is another signposted road through the Lebombo mountains. The entrance to the Reserve is 10 km along this road, and the route is clearly signposted.
Visitors from the north must travel to Mkuze Village, which is 18 km from the entrance gate and 28 km from Mantuma camp. The road is well signposted.