Mkuze Falls Game Reserve
Situated in the heart of historic Zululand in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is one of only two Private Game Reserves in the region with the Big Five, and boasts nearly 430 resident species of birds.
Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve Highlights
Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is private and exclusive and only one of two Private Game Reserves in the area where visitors can see Africa's 'Big 5', lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant as well as an abundance of birdlife with nearly 400 species of birds.
Mkuze Falls Reserve is a unique and peaceful part of Africa with spectacular scenery, mountains and rivers; an area teeming with wildlife and guests can enjoy a large variety of exciting safari and outdoor activities.
- One of only two Private Game Reserves in the region where you can view the Big Five.
- There are more than 400 species of birds in the area.
- Unique Safari Pontoon offers a relaxing adventure like no other and a different game viewing pleasure.
Mkuze Falls Tented Lodge East African safari tents, each overlooking a game waterhole. Starlit evenings are enjoyed in the boma with African cuisine and Zulu drumbeats for entertainment.
Mkuze Falls Lodge overlooks the Mkuze Waterfall with nine luxuriously appointed thatched chalets and one Safari Suite, accommodating eighteen guests in utmost comfort and style. All these rooms have a breathtaking view of the river, bush and mountains.
How to Get there
Sun Safaris can arrange scheduled flights for visitors from most major airports in South Africa to Durban and nearby airports. Guests can also self-drive to the reserve on good roads; the drive time will obviously depend on where you are driving from. Sun Safaris arrange a rental car or a road transfer for visitors.
Mkuze Falls Game Reserve Game Viewing and Activities
The Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is host to a variety of wildlife and offers incredible game viewing. The unique ecosystems of riverine, wetland, lowveld bushveld and montane grassland provide the diversity and large quantity of bird and animal species. The reserve is home to the Big Five, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino as well as cheetah, hippo and a vast number of plains game.
For ornithologists and bird-lovers, Mkuze Falls is paradise. There are more than 400 species of birds in the area. More specifically the reserve is home to the Fish Eagle, Giant Kingfisher, Narina Trogon and the spectacular Purple-crested Lourie to mention a few. Experienced rangers will take guests on a morning and evening game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicles.
The Mkuze Falls Lodge
The Mkuze Falls Lodge is located along the northern bank of the Mkuze River, in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. Overlooking the Mkuze Waterfall, the lodge features nine luxuriously appointed thatched chalets and one Safari Suite, accommodating in utmost comfort and style.