Mkhuze Game Reserve & Community Market

A Birder's Paradise on Mkhuze Big 5 Game Reserve. This overnight tour is a unique experience away from the crowd. Two days at world class viewing hides in the abundant wetlands and bushveld of this 40 000 hectare reserve promise diverse and magnificently close-up wildlife sightings. A KwaZulu-Natal overnight tour that offers the wonders of nocturnal life and the greeting of hundreds of species of South African birdlife. Scroll down for full details.

Where do we go?

• Mkhuze Game Reserve

Mkhuze Game Reserve is one of KwaZulu-Natal's best kept secrets, offering spectacular birdwatching and game viewing. It is home to more than 420 Southern African bird species, making it one of the best birding sites in South Africa. With world class hides situated in areas abundantly populated with game and birds, Mkhuze promises close-up wildlife views. This 40 000 hectare reserve is also home to the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) as well as cheetah, wild dog, and hyena.

• Zamimpilo Community Market

Zamimpilo Community Market is sustainable tourism at its best. It's an impressive market of more than 100 stalls, and it's run with creative efficiency to provide a seamless experience where you can access hand-made African arts and crafts. It's an ideal souvenir stop and an opportunity to support local communities. You can taste seasonal fruit and vegetable, and hear first-hand stories of how the art is created.

Is this the tour for me?

  • Yes, I have At Least 2 Full Days Available to tour (If you have less or more than 2 full days that's okay – check out our other options or talk to us!)
  • Yes, I want to visit a Big 5 Game Reserve
  • Yes, I'm a Birding Enthusiast
  • Yes, I want to Get Away from the Crowd and have a Unique Experience
  • Yes, I want to spend more time in a Game Reserve to Increase my Chances at Wildlife Sightings
  • Yes, I like Wildlife, Nature and Conservation
  • Yes, I want An Unbelievable Night in the African Bush
  • Yes, I'm interested in Star Gazing
  • Yes, I'm interested in Photography
  • Yes, I'm interested in Local Arts and Crafts with Community Participation
  • Yes, I'd like to see or purchase Handmade African Souvenirs and support Sustainable Tourism

What did others say?

"The tour guide was enthusiastic and thoughtful to go the extra mile for customers.
If you go for a safari tour, you can fully concentrate to look and enjoy the natural creation and bush forest.
Fully recommend if you want something different and fully attended by a local tour guide.
Fully equipped with binoculars to navigate even the lions that sleeps on the tree 500 meters away from you, you're still able to spot them!"

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What's included in the tour package?

  • Pick up and drop off within the Durban metro area
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation x1 night
    • Private Luxury Tent / Private Luxury Chalet
  • Breakfast x2 days
    • Morning coffee/tea & muffin
    • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch x2 days
    • Picnic in Game Reserve
    • Picnic in Game Reserve
  • Dinner x1 night
    • Traditional Braai (Barbeque) in Game Reserve
  • Limited local Alcoholic Drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Local snacks
  • Use of binoculars
  • Fully attending experienced tour guide

How long will we need?

  • 2 days

What can I add on?

• Night Drive in an open vehicle at Mkhuze Game Reserve

The night drive at Mkhuze Game Reserve is especially alluring as its impressive viewing hides offer the spectacular opportunity to get close to nocturnal animals like the leopard. The 40 000 hectare reserve with diverse habitats of mountains, plains, and swamps is densely populated with lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo, as well as cheetah, wild dog and hyena. With an experienced game ranger, Mkhuze is the perfect place to feast on the sights and sounds of the night, not least of which are the thousands of stars in the unpolluted skies!

*Subject to Availability

• Morning Guided Fig Forest walk

Rooted in the Mkhuze Game Reserve is a wondrous Sycamore fig forest with trees that are up to 900 years old. Standing in the shadow of the majestic fig tree that has fascinated us since ancient times is humbling. We snake through the forest on a series of bridges, boardwalks, and trails to view these spectacularly large trees that continue to feed the birds and the animals all year round. We also focus in on the interesting details of the plants, insects, and birds.

*Subject to Availability

• Additional Night & Day

So when can we leave?

We look forward to our pre-planning chat, so we can build in your preferences and requirements into your itinerary.

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