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Mkhuze Game Reserve

This 40 000 hectare game reserve, formerly called Mkuze, lies between the northern Lebombo Mountains and the eastern Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park. It has been around since 1912 and is one of the oldest parks. Mkhuze Game Reserve is not directly on a tourist route thus attracting few visitors. Because of the tropical and subtropical climate, there are many species of fauna in the reserve.

Birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts can indulge in Mkhuze Game Reserve. The reserve is rich with 78 species recorded wild and over 400 recorded species (tropical) birds. There are even some rare birds including Neergaard's Sunbird (almost threatened with extinction!) and the African Broadbill (Cape Breedbek). Bird watching in Mkhuze can be done all year round but in summer it's really great when migratory birds such as the Broad-billed Roller (Roller Breedbek), Emerald Cuckoo and Woodland Kingfisher (bosveld visvanger) come here.

In regards to wildlife you can see the black and white rhino, eland, giraffe, buffalo, nyala, blue wildebeest, warthog, impala, kudu and various smaller antelopes. The elephant, leopard, cheetah, hyena and suni stay here but you will see fewer soon. The Nhlonhlela Nsumo and pans are the abodes of hippos, crocodiles, pelicans and a variety of ducks and geese, which come together in the spring. From the fever trees they ospreys seize their prey on the water.

On the N2, you turn off at Mkuze. After 18 km on a bad gravel road with many holes you get to the main entrance. After 10 km you will reach Mantuma Camp.