Mkuze Game Reserve

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Re: Mkuze Game Reserve

Post by brucebru » Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 am

I have had the privilege to have stayed at Mantuma 3 times in the last year. The communal rest huts offer the best value-for-money accommodation of any park in the country I believe and the fact that there are no fences makes for a wonderful (if a tad hair-raising when going to the bathroom) experience - in March there was a large herd of impala permanently camped outside our unit and we had a genet visiting us at the braai both nights.

Apart from the birds, the hides are excellent, the scenery is breath-taking and people do sometimes have sightings of the cheetah, dogs and lion. But the real charm of the reserve is the amazing sense of quiet and tranquillity. It is possible to drive for several hours without seeing another car.

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Re: Mkuze Game Reserve

Post by Richprins » Mon May 21, 2018 10:34 am

Nice, Bruce! \O
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Re: Mkuze Game Reserve

Post by Lisbeth » Mon May 21, 2018 10:50 am

Sounds very attractive \O
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Re: Mkuze Game Reserve

Post by Flutterby » Mon May 21, 2018 2:59 pm

It is a lovely park. :yes: We also had impala sleeping outside our huts at Mantuma. ;-)

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Re: Mkuze Game Reserve

Post by Peter Betts » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:17 pm

Flutterby wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:59 pm
It is a lovely park. :yes: We also had impala sleeping outside our huts at Mantuma. ;-)
..I hear it is still super but the infrastructure is looking a bit sad and run down

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Re: Mkuze Game Reserve

Post by Flutterby » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:08 pm

Also heard that. So sad that everything is left to deteriorate. :-(

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Re: Mkuze Game Reserve

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:13 pm

Just like all the infrastructures in SA and lots of Sanparks accommodations *sigh!*
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Re: Mkuze Game Reserve

Post by Flutterby » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:46 pm

Yep, nothing unusual! :O^

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Re: Mkuze Game Reserve

Post by brucebru » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:52 pm

We were actually there last month and must give credit where credit is due. One can see they are really making an effort...
The communal ablutions for the rest huts had been redone and are now some of the best communal facilities available at any camp I have been to. Additionally the pool was actually looking BLUE:) and the fridge at reception was fully stocked with game meat.

Unfortunately the game viewing was a bit difficult due to the extremely high grass as a result of the late rains... doesn't seem like anyone has spotted the lions or the dogs in some time, which is a bit of a concern. We did, however, get a nice sighting of a hyena walking right past us on the tar road and a stunning up close shot of a crowned eagle.

Btw my 10 week old's first big 5 sighting... a leopard on the road towards Cape Vidal O/\ O\/ Not too shabby hey?

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Re: Mkuze Game Reserve

Post by BravoEen » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:59 pm

Pics or it didn't happen! :-0
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