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Mbuluzi Game Reserve

Mbuluzi Game Reserve is located in north-eastern Swaziland only 70 kilometres from the coast of Mozambique which makes for a wonderfully warm daytime temperature and a refreshing breeze in the evening. Visitors can do their own game drives, hiking and mountain biking without a guide. Animals that you may encounter during the day include giraffes, kudu, wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, impala, nyala, duikers, jackals, hyenas, crocodiles and hippos. Especially when the sun begins to set, there are many animals to see. In the evening you can take a game drive with a spotlight to see the rare animals such as leopards, civets, genets, rattles, servals, aardvarks and pangolins.

The sanctuary is located along the Mbuluzi River and the Lubombo mountains and has different landscapes and thus different animal and plant species suitable habitats. Landscapes vary from acacia Bushveld and open grasslands to wooded and rocky along the rivers. More than 300 different species of birds are found in the reserve, including some rare specimens. Along the water there is a good place for bird watching, there is also a dam with a lookout which you can use.

Mbuluzi is part of the Lubombo Conservancy and several reserves belong for this purpose so that visitors can easily go from one to the other park. The Lubombo Conservancy belong to Mbuluzi Game Reserve include the Hlane Game Reserve, Shewula Mlawula Nature Reserve and Nature Reserve. At the nearby Sand River Dam cruises are organized at sunset.

What is particularly is that you can walk yourself / go hiking and search for wildlife in the reserve; you do not have to go accompanied by a guide. Mountain biking is permitted if you bring your own bike. If you want to explore the sanctuary by car then a 4x4 is recommend, the road network consists mainly of gravel roads. There are maps available with the roads of both Mlawula as the Mbuluzi River that flows through the area and is suitable for catching fish (those who want to fish must arrange for supplies and releasing the fish is appreciated). So there are several options to keep you busy in the beautiful nature of the Mbuluzi Game Reserve.

The lodges and tented lodges in the Mbuluzi Game Reserve are luxurious and small for a wonderful African bush feeling. Apart from the various lodges, there is also a campsite.

Your holiday begins at South Africa Specialist.