Mkuze Falls Game Reserve is a breathtaking and picturesque reserve found in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Province. It is made up a number of diverse ecosystems, including riverine bush, wetland, lowveld bushveld and montane grassland. The 12500 hectare reserve has beautiful Tamboti forests dotted about, and is surrounded by the Shembe Mountains. Wildlife abounds in the scenic reserve, and guests have the chance of seeing large numbers of general game, cheetah and a vast array of birds, of which there are over 400 species. The reserve is also home to the Big 5, and one has a good chance of seeing all of them apart from leopard, which although sometimes seen, remain shy and elusive. A number of large dams on the reserve make it possible for guests to be taken on fishing and boat trips, giving them the added benefit of seeing hippopotamus and water birds.

Why we like it

Big 5; Over 400 species of birds; Boating and fishing safaris offer unique experiences

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 12 500 Ha
Reserve Type: Private Game Reserve
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Lion
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Pongola

Accommodation in Mkuze Falls Game Reserve

Mkuze Falls Lodge

Overlooking a waterfall and the rolling hills of the historic and legendary Zululand, the 5 Star Mkuze Falls Lodge is the ideal destination for travellers looking for an amazing bush experience in complete luxury. Built on raised wooden platforms, the extravagant lodge and chalets have exceptional views of the perennial Mkuze River and the cascading waterfall from their well-positioned decks.…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Amakhosi Safari Lodge is superbly located on the banks of the Mkuze River in the Mkuze Falls Game Reserve. Excellent game sightings are often had from the lodge’s spacious decks and gardens which are dotted with ancient cycad plants and shaded from by large riverine trees. Amakhosi’s defining aspect in camp is its cheerful service and utterly delicious meals. A…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Species list
Where

Lookout for

Elephant
White Rhino
Hippo
Lion
Cheetah
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Waterbuck
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Cheetah
Elephant


BRIDS
Brown Snake Eagle
African Fish Eagle
Woolly Neck Stork
Lilac Breasted Roller
Narina Trogon


REPTILES
African Rock Python
Leopard Tortoise
Black Mamba


TREES
Tamboti
Scented Thorn
Knobthorn


HABITAT TYPES
Grassland
Savanna
Thornveld
Wetland
Riverine


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 7.5
Mammals: 8
Birds: 8
Reptiles: 7
Trees: 7