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Zebras in Mkhuze Game Reserve

Mkhuze Game Reserve

Travel Information

Mkhuze SignThere is only one entrance to the park, accessible past the small town of Mkhuze, 25 km from the park entrance. After 15 km on the gravel road through the Lebombo Mountains turn left. The sign-post is not legible. The next 10 kilometres are relatively rough, usually in bad condition, but a 4x4 is not required.

Opening Hours
The Emshopi Entrance Gate is open in summer (October to March) from 5 am to 7 pm, in winter (April to September) between 6 am and 6 pm. Tel: (035) 5739004, Fax: (035) 5730031.

Mantuma Rest Camp
Mantuma ChaletsThe restcamp lies 10 km from the gate in the park's northern part. 10 safari tent units, with 2 or 4 beds, own toilet/shower and small kitchen. There are also two 6-bed cottages, four 2-bed chalets, five 4-bed chalets, all fully equipped for self-catering and beautifully positioned. For the price-conscious there is a choice of five basic 2-bed huts (communal toilets and kitchen). The camp has a little grocery store for the bare necessities and a restaurant.

The campground in the Mkhuze Park lies near the Emshopi entrance. It has 52 big, shady sites. It also has a little shop selling firewood and some basic food items.

Hunters with RhinoIn the south of the park a 4500 hectare part is fenced and reserved for hunting. The Mkhuze Controlled Hunting Area (CHA) allows professional hunting under strictly controlled conditions and constant surveillance by KZN wildlife rangers. The park offers certain "hunting packages". It can be hunted for white rhino (bulls only), zebra, nyala and impala antelopes, both genders, and warthogs. The Umkhumbi Tented Bush Lodge is the accommodation available to hunters. Interested people must register early with KZN Wildlife.

Mantuma Restcamp
Type Max Pers. Rates

Safari Tent (10 units)

R 244
Chalet (4 units)
R 244
Chalet (5 units)
R 244
Chalet (5 units)
R 99
Rates per person and night. Plus conservation fee of R35 per person and day. (Rates subject to change)

EzemveloReservations and bookings:
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
PO Box 13069, Cascades 3202,
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tel (033) 8451000, Fax: (033) 8451001

Accommodation in the Area

Ghost Mountain Inn
52 ensuite rooms with aircon and telephone, Sat TV; pool; restaurant, 2 bars; health spa. Tel ++27-(0)35 5731025. eMail

Phinda Game Reserve
Exclusive safari destination in northern KwaZulu-Natal; Big 5. Luxury lodges. Tel +27 (0)11 8094300; enquiries

Sungulwane Game Lodge
Between Hluhluwe and Mkuze; 1000 ha. Rich wildlife. Lux. suites with aircon; boma; pool. Tel +27- (0)35-5620421;eMail

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