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...more
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:...more
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...more
It is possible to hire a car from Imperial Car Rental in St. Lucia located. When I was there over the summer they had a weekend rate that was really good. You can rent a Tazz 1.3 for R153 a day with 100 km per day free. The mileage isn’t much and you have to watch it, but the weekday rate is a ridiculous R295 per day. We hired the car Friday...more
On our travels through South-Africa we have seen many ways people transport their belongings ,this picture is an example .
Lady transporting goods (food) ?in a wheel barrel.
Wildlife viewing can be a totally awesome experience of a life-time. We enjoyed spotting and pointing out the various animals that we saw, from the Safety of our Car. Unfortunately, we saw one visitor get out of his vehicle and attempt to climb a tree so he could get a better picture of an animal. He lost his footing and fell backwards right on his back. When we saw him he wasn't moving. His friends waved us down so we could go and look for help while they stayed and comforted him. We rushed to the Park Station and informed them of the accident. Fortunately they were already aware of it and on their way. It's a very secluded area and I'm sure it took a while to get medical help. So please, stay in your vehicle. Be safe!
This is a view of the typical way many people lived in rural areas between cities , it must be very challenging for these people.
we have seen many of these huts as we would call them.
The Chacma Baboon and the VERVET MONKEY (Cercopithecus aethiops) inhabit approximately similar areas of Southern Africa.. These primates are the watchdogs of the veld with both animals having good eyesight and exceptional senses of smell and hearing. Both can be cunning, resourceful and dangerous. Primates are sociable by nature and are usually...more
The watchdogs of the veld, the CHACMA BABOON along with the Vervet Monkey, have good eyesight and exeptional senses of smell and hearing. Both can be cunning, resourceful and dangerous. Primates are sociable by nature and are usually seen in groups numbering some thirty animals. We enjoyed the antics of the Baboons as they swung from the tree tops...more