The Mkhuze Game Reserve lies a bit off the big tourism tracks, and the visitor numbers are moderate. The 40,000 hectare park is bordered in the west by the Lebombo Mountains and stretches to the Mkhuze river in the north and east.
The softly undulating hills of the Mkhuze Game Reserve are characterised by the wide acacia savannah, interspersed with those striking, widely spreading umbrella thorn-trees. Various habitats can all be found in this area: different types of forest, sandy dry-forest, open grassland, riverbanks, gallery forest and swampland. And there is a 1400 hectare jungle of wild fig trees, up to 25 metres in height.
Due to the combination of tropical and subtropical conditions the fauna is very rich in species. Mkhuze has large numbers of black and white rhinos, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, hippos, zebras, wildebees, nyalas, kudus, impalas and some more species of antelope. With more than 420 bird species - among them very rare ones - this park is a cherished destination for birdwatchers.
Game viewing opportunities are ample. A well maintained web of roads makes it easy for the individual traveller to move about in his own car. On several waterholes some very well positioned roofed hides were constructed, where one can sit in the cool shade and watch the comings and goings and the interaction of the game for hours. The park management offers night safaris and guided hikes. In the Mantuma Restcamp - in the northern oart of the park - a wide range of accommodation is available, from comfortable chalets to stylish safari tents.