Mkuze Game Reserve Travel Guide
Mkuzi Reserve Sign
Mkuzi Reserve Sign
Male Impala Grazing
Park main building
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...
MKUZI GAME RESERVE
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...
The Elephants are North Near Nhlonhlela Bush Camp
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...
Watch Game From the Kumasinga Hide
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...
Hire a Car in St. Lucia
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...
Safari Jeep for a tour through Mkuzi Game Reserve.
This Safari Jeep can be hired with a Chauffeur/Guide for a Safari Tour around the Mkuzi Game Reserve ,for viewing the wildlife in the park, for excample Hippos ,Rhinos ,Antelopes,Birds, Wildebeest, Warthogs, Zebras and many others.
Lady using a wheelbarrel to transport food.
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.
Updated Jan 6, 2003
VIEW WILDLIFE FROM THE SAFETY OF YOUR CAR
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!
Written Apr 19, 2005
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The homes of the local community in rural areas.
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.
Written Jan 6, 2003
PRIMATES ---VERVET MONKEY
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,...
PRIMATES --- CHACMA BABOON
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...
With only the males carrying the lyre-shaped horns of approximately 50 cm, IMPALA (Aepyceros melampus) are elegant animals. Very sociable, they can be seen in herds of 300 or more. Impala was abundant at Mkuzi.
There are two types of Wildebeest, the more common BLUE WILDEBEEST (Connochaetes taurinus) and the smaller Black. The Blue prefers the open plains and is very sociable, often joining herds of Zebra or Impala. The Black (Connochaetes gnou) is a highveld antelope and is a...
Long legs and a very long neck, make the GIRAFFE one of Southern Africa's most unusual mammals. But these oddities enable the Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) to feed on leaves and seed-pods at a height where grass-eating animals cannot reach. Although the Giraffe has a...
The accompanying map show the areas we visited during our four days/three nights adventure to Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Mkuzi Game Reserve and St. Lucia Estuary. Our Tree House in Bonamanzi was well situated and within short driving distances to all three areas.
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. Visitors are usually offered excellent views of most of the reserve's larger animals. At the time we were there, the...
GAME VIEWING HIDES
The best way to watch a waterhole is from a HIDE and Game Reserves, especially Mkuzi provide the best GAME VIEWING HIDES for this purpose.Four game viewing hides have been constructed next to the Kubube, Kumasinga, Kwamalibala and Kumahlala pans. Visitors park their cars and...
Named after the grotesque growths on its flattened face, the WARTHOG (phacochoerus aethiopicus) is perhaps the ugliest of all creatures. The upper and lower tusks rub against each other so that the lower ones are kept razor sharp. Tusks enable Warthogs to dig for bulbs and...
A highly sociable animal, BURCHELL'S ZEBRA ( Equus burchelli) prefers to live in family groups comprising large herds. They are also very gregarious and are often seen in the company of wildebeest, waterbuck, impala and sometimes kudu. Found in most game reserves, including...
Main Map of the Trail in Mkuzi Game Reserve
This Map will show the outlay of the Park It will show you were the Hides are located , also were the picnick areas are.Mkuzi has large areas of rare Sand Forest,where you will see dark leafed Sherbet trees,(Dialium Schlechteri) and alsothe Red Heart Tree (Hymenocardia...
Explore Deeper into Mkuze Game Reserve