Mkuzi Game Reserve

Mkuzi's 40,000 ha of pristine coastal plains are bordered to the north by the Mkuze river and to the south by the Msunduzi river. This region is now being incorporated as part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park.

 
The landscape varies from woodlands and riverine forest and swamps to open acacia savannah. The park is well-known for it's riverine fig forests along banks of the Mkhuze River.
 
The Nhlonhlela and Nsumo pans are home to over 400 bird species including African broadbill, bee-eaters, wild geese, and white-backed vultures.
 

The traditional crafts and lifestyle of the KwaJobe community that live in this region can experienced at the local Zulu cultural village.

 

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT MKUZI GAME RESERVE:
- bird watching
- game viewing
- guided hiking trails
- Zulu cultural village

 

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Herbivores: elephant, rhino, giraffe, zebra, kudu, hippo, impala
Birdlife: fish eagles, kingfishers, pelicans, white-backed vulture
Reptiles: crocodile, leatherback and loggerback turtles
Vegetation: sycamore fig trees, umbrella thorns
 
DIRECTIONS TO MKUZI GAME RESERVE:
- off the N2 100 km north of St. Lucia turnoff (R618
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