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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.

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  • 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.

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Safari Lodges within Mkuze Falls Game Reserve

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.

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The Mkuze Falls Tented Lodge

The atmosphere experienced in this Safari Lodge is an authentic sense of Africa, its nature, and beauty. Enjoy starlit evenings in the boma, or on the bar deck and experience true African adventure in comfort.

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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.

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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.

Seasons and Climate

Rainy Season: The climate is moderate and very pleasant, however a hot and humid summer commences in October with thunderstorms, which come to an end around March. The summer rains bring the park to life although the thick foliage makes animals harder to view.

Dry Season: The dry winter months from April to September are very pleasant with warm days and cool nights. The best game viewing is normally considered to be in winter as the vegetation becomes sparse and water is restricted to rivers and

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Just like the spots on a leopard's back, each of our tailor-made itineraries is unique. Every journey has a personality, carefully designed to match the desires and expectations our clients bring to the table. Every element is taken into consideration to stitch together a personalised safari experience, grown from seed and cultivated to embody the perfect adventure. Our tailored itineraries are your safari dreams, defined.