Mkhuze Game Reserve

A dirt track rambles through the verdant greenery of the Mkuze Game Reserve.

Mkhuze Game Reserve is a verdant piece of paradise in the Zululand wilderness.

Province:
KwaZulu-Natal
Established:
1912
Size:
40 000 hectares
Bird species:
420
Mammal species:
74

Introduction

Mkhuze Game Reserve lies east of the Lebombo Mountain range and was proclaimed in 1912. It hosts a larger variety of animal species than most other reserves similar in size. The Mkhuze Game Reserve, 40 000 ha in size, is named after the Mkuze River, which in turn is named after the lavender trees that grow along the banks of the river. The river is known for its large crocodile population. With the mountain on the one side, the riverine forest on the other and the tall trees of the savanna in between, Mkhuze Game Reserve is a real gem in the lake region of KwaZulu-Natal. It is a place with plenty of beauty and large contrasts. Mkhuze Game Reserve's vegetation varies from sand forest to thick bush to savanna, with its gigantic sycamore fig forest trees being the most impressive feature.

There are close to 80 species of mammals and 420 different bird species which have been recorded in this area. The Mkhuze Game Reserve has large herds of impala and other mammals include white and black rhinoceros, giraffe, nyala, blue wildebeest, kudu and warthog. Cheetah, hyena and leopard can be spotted by lucky visitors. Game viewing and bird watching are far more fun when conducted from the hides situated on the pans. The Nsumo Pan is regarded as a king-size bird-bath and you will find plenty of water fowl, pelicans, and wild geese here.

Customized Trips

African Travel

Read More +

South Africa

We offer the widest range of vacation options to the country of South Africa.

Read More +

Botswana

Travel to Botswana for an unforgettable and immersive safari experience.

Read More +

Namibia

Namibia is an immense desert country with captivating destinations like Sossusvlei.

Read More +

Zambia

Zambia's remote parks may be cumbersome to reach, but offer rewarding safaris.

Read More +

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is known for its superior view of the Victoria Falls.

Read More +

Mozambique

Mozambique's far-flung archipelagos offer the ultimate in barefoot luxury.