"Mkhuze, A photographers Dream" Mkuze Game Reserve by Waxbag

Mkuze Game Reserve Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 71 photos

Mkuze is apart of the Kwazulu-Natal Park system and is located about 100 km North of Mtubatuba off of the N12. It is about 50 km South of the Swaziland boarder. It is really an extention of the St. Lucia Greater Wetlands park. Animals are free to move into both areas. Here you kind find wildlife in a beautiful landscape. The best part about the reserves in Kwazulu-Natal are the game hides. They are the best in South Africa and quite possibly the best in Africa (Quite a daring statement I know).

There are no lion or buffalow in the park. However, leopard and hyena are here as well as elephant (which are now in the northern part of the park and can be difficult to spot). This is a great place for birders. The varied terraine, the shallow lake system as well as the location makes Mkuze a great place for resident and migratory birds.

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. No driving! It's great, it really is.

St. Lucia Village makes a good base for visiting Mkhuze. There is plenty of accomodation and a good food store for stocking up. St. Lucia Resort is also a great base for exploring other great parks in the region like Cape Vidal, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, and St. Lucia Game Reserve.

Lake St. Lucia
Mkhuze Game Reserve
Umfolozi Game Reserve
Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Excellent Hides, Great Bird Watching, Quiet and Untouristy
  • Cons:Predators are Hard to Come By
  • In a nutshell:A Photograhers Dream, The Animals Come To You
  • Last visit to Mkuze Game Reserve: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2007
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