uMkhuze Game Reserve

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uMkhuze Game Reserve
KwaZulu Nyala.jpg
Nyala ewes in the reserve
Map showing the location of uMkhuze Game Reserve
Map showing the location of uMkhuze Game Reserve
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Nearest cityRichards Bay
Coordinates27°39′0″S 32°15′0″E / 27.65000°S 32.25000°E / -27.65000; 32.25000Coordinates: 27°39′0″S 32°15′0″E / 27.65000°S 32.25000°E / -27.65000; 32.25000
Area40,000 ha (150 sq mi)
Governing bodyEzemvelo KZN Wildlife

uMkhuze Game Reserve (also spelt Mkhuze or Mkuze) is a 40,000-hectare (400 km2; 150 sq mi) game reserve in northern Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.[1] It was proclaimed a protected area on 15 February 1912.


The reserve has a diversity of natural habitats which include acacia savannah, mixed woodland, sand forest, riverine forest, rivers and pans, grassland, cliffs and rocky ridges.


  • Mantuma Main Camp
  • Nhlonhlela Bush Lodge
  • Umkhumbe Tented Bush Lodge

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Atlas of National Parks and Reserves of South Africa. Mapstudio. 2004. ISBN 978-1-86809-842-2

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