Mkuze Game Reserve Things to Do

  • Mkuzi Park Office
    Mkuzi Park Office
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  • Big pile build by Ants
    Big pile build by Ants
    by Waalewiener
  • Elephants Crossing the Mkuze River
    Elephants Crossing the Mkuze River
    by Waxbag

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    MKUZI GAME RESERVE

    by LoriPori Written Apr 19, 2005

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    Mkuzi Park Office

    The MKUZI GAME RESERVE is situated in northern Zululand, approximately 335 km from Durban along the mainNorth Coast road. The reserve was established in 1912 and comprises approximately 36,000 hectares.
    A road network of 84 km traverses a variety of bushveld habitats, which offer excellent game-viewing.
    Animals to be seen in the reserve include: black and white rhinoceros, giraffe, nyala, blue wildebeest, warthog, eland, hippo impala and kudu.
    Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve. Two bird-watching hides have been erected next to the Nsumo Pan.

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    Watch Game From the Kumasinga Hide

    by Waxbag Written Dec 6, 2004
    White Rhino at Kumasinga

    The Kumasinga Hide here is one of the most amazing hides I have ever seen. You can sit by the hours and watch the animals. The hide is situated directly over the water hole. You are only just a few meters away from the animals as they come and drink and they don't know you are there. We drove all over the park and did see very much. But here at the hide, all the animals come to drink. We sat here by the hour and just watched the animals come and go including:
    zebra
    wildebeest
    nyala
    impala
    kudu
    warthog
    white rhino
    vervet monkey
    baboon
    hyena

    The purple crested lourie, the paradise whydah, and blackcollared barbet were some of the more interesting birds spotted here.

    When you are really close to the animals and there is no interference with the sound (being restricted to a car with the car noise) you really get another sense of what is going on by hearing.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Photography

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    The Elephants are North Near Nhlonhlela Bush Camp

    by Waxbag Written Dec 6, 2004
    Elephants Crossing the Mkuze River

    There are about 35 elephants in Mkuze. They all use to be in the south of the park and very difficult to see. Well they are still very difficult to find but are in the northern section of the park along the Mkuze River and at Nhlonhela Pan. There is more water up here and there is plenty of vegetation.

    If you can see if you can come up to the Nhlonhela Bush Camp. The rangers let me go up to the camp to see the elephants because there were no clients staying at the camp. When I got to the camp a ranger took me down along the river to spot the elephants. The views along the river are nice and the ranger was extremely friendly and informative.

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    • Birdwatching
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    Nsumo Pan

    by Waxbag Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Openbilled Stork on Nsumo Pan

    Nsumo Pan is a shallow lake that is feed by the Mkhuze river, located on the east central part of the park. Here is the best spot in the game reserve to find water birds as well as crocodile and hippo. There are a couple of platforms on the edge of the lake but they are not hides, unfortunately.

    Some of the birds that I spotted here are as follows:
    Glossy Ibis
    Hadadah ibis
    Blackwinged stilt
    Whitefaced duck
    Jacana
    Great White Egrets
    African Fisheagle
    Natal Robin
    Yellow billed stork
    Wooly Headed stork
    Openbill stork

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    Those Ants must have been very active, have a look

    by Waalewiener Written Jan 6, 2003

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    Big pile build by Ants

    I would recommend you do not disturb these Ants that have worked so hard building this
    big pile of dirt, you never know with those
    crazy Ants.

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