Mkhuze Game Reserve

Prices From: R990 p/n

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Mkhuze Game Reserve

Prices From: R990 p/n

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What is Mkhuze Game Reserve

Mkhuze Game Reserve is a quaint and quiet little park made up of 40 000 hectares of protected bushveld. In 2013 lions were introduced to the Mkhuze Game Reserve making it a Big 5 park. The main attraction is not the game viewing but, it is world renowned for its amazing birding. Mkhuze Game Reserve has more than 420 recorded species on its bird list. There are two bird viewing hides overlooking the Nsumo Pan. Kubube, Kamasinga and Kwamalibala pans have hides where you can view animals and birds. 

The Mkhuze River runs along the northern and eastern borders of the park with fig forests along its banks. These fig forests are the only unspoiled, indigenous fig forest of its kind in Africa. Imagine seeing a tree that is 450 years old, this is possible at Mkhuze Game Reserve. The Fig Tree trail walk is highly recommended. 

Matuma is a rustic camp  in Mkhuze Game Reserves. This camp can  accommodate a total of 84 guests. Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge is also rustic and can accommodate only 8 guests. This bush lodge overlooks the iNhlonhlela Pan. When making a  booking at Mkhuze Game Reserve keep in mind that the Mantuma and Nhlonhlela accommodation areas are not fenced off. A fenced off camping area is available.If you had a long day and cooking is not an option, there is a little take away for your convenience however the menu is limited.

Sitting in the hides looking out at the pans in Mkhuze Game offers you serenity.


  • 4 x 2 bed Self Catering Chalet from R990
  • 2 bed Self Catering JVS Chalet from R990
  • 6 x 2 bed Rest Huts – communal facilities from R600
  • 10 x 2 bed Safari Tent from R800
  • 3 x 4 bed Safari Tent from R1 300
  • 5 x 4 bed Self Catering Chalet from R1 480
  • 2 x 6 bed Self Catering Cottage from R2 200
  • 8 bed Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge from R3 600

Gate Entry Times:

Summer (1 October – 31 March) Open – 05h00 Close – 19h00.

Winter (1 April – 30 September)  Open – 06h00 Close – 18h00.

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