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Mantuma Camp

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Mantuma Camp at Mkuze Game Reserve in northern Zululand offers visitors a choice of self-catering accommodation – either in the form of en-suite safari tents or shared ablution chalets.


Established in 1912, the reserve offers 40 000ha of protected wildlife area and is incorporated into the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park.

Mkhuze Game Reserve is ideally placed, approximately 340km from Durban and 480km from Johannesburg, also offering easy access to Swaziland and Mozambique.

Mantuma Camp at a Glance

Mantuma Self Catering 
  • Tented Camp, Chalets & Cottages
  • 10 x 2-bed tented units
  • 3 x 4-bed tented units
  • 2 x 6-bed cottages
  • 4 x 2-bed chalets
  • 5 x 4-bed chalets
  • Private bathroom & toilet
  • Kitchen with utensils & cutlery
  • Fridge, stove & microwave
  • Barbecue stand (Braai)
  • Wheelchair Friendly – Yes, the 6-bed cottage
Mantuma Self Catering
  • Rest Huts
  • 6 x 2-bed rest huts
  • Communal bathroom facilities
  • Communal kitchen
  • DSTV (limited channels)
  • Camp swimming pool
  • Small restaurant & take-away (closes 18h00)
  • Curio Shop for curios, clothing, basic foods & drinks
  • Electricity

uMkhuze Game Reserve accommodation

Mantuma Camp offers visitors a choice of self-catering accommodation. There are en-suite safari tents - two, four and six-sleeper cottages and chalets offering visitors their own open plan kitchen and bathrooms or two-bed rest huts which make use of communal bathroom and kitchen facilities.

The two-bed chalets offer one bedroom, en-suite bathroom facilities (with bath tub) a table and chairs and a pull out couch. The four-bed chalets offer two bedrooms with four single beds, one bathroom (with bath tub), a lounge, dining room and kitchen, stove and family fridge. Both two and four-bed chalets have mosquito nets, DStv, ceiling fans and plug points.

The two-bed Safari Tents offer one bedroom, bathroom facilities (with toilet and shower), two plate stove and a family fridge. The four-bed Safari Tents offer two bedrooms with two single beds in each, bathroom facilities (with toilet and shower), a family stove and fridge. The tented units have mosquito nets, portable fans and plug points.

The six-bed cottage is wheelchair friendly, comprises 3 bedrooms, a lounge, dining room, two bathrooms (bath tub and shower) and separate toilet and a family size kitchen. There is mosquito nets, DStv, ceiling fans, a bar area, microwave and plug points

The two-bed rest huts offer one room with two beds, a bar fridge and a dining table. The rest huts have communal kitchen facilities with microwave and cooking utensils as well as communal ablutions. The units have mosquito nets, DStv, ceiling fans and plug points

Mosquito nets are provided in each accommodation unit, but guests are advised to take malaria precautions before, during and after their visit.

None of the accommodation complexes at Mantuma are fully fenced or completely game proof. Guests are requested no to walk beyond the vicinity of their chalet or tented unit after unset.

An entrance fee is payable at the gate and guests are required to bring their own food and beverages.

There is a small take-away outlet open during office hours.

No pets are permitted and no firewood may be collected in the reserve. The water is drinkable and has been chlorinated but is quite salty. Visitors may prefer to bring their own drinking water or purchase from the camp shop which sells basic food stuffs and a small selection of curios.

There is a swimming pool which guests can use at the main camp. Units are serviced daily but guests are required to do their own cooking and washing up. Fuel can be purchased at the camp.

Mkuze Game Reserve offers 100km of tourist roads for guests to enjoy, including picnic sites overlooking Nsumo Pan and various hides for watching bird and animal life unobserved.

Short day walks with guided rangers are available as are night drives. The Fig Tree Walk is well known as a beautiful guided walking trail through the fig tree forest, with excellent birding opportunities.

Mkuze Game Reserve is renowned as a bird watchers paradise, boasting more than 420 different recorded bird species.

The reserve benefits from a great diversity of natural habitats, ranging from the Lebombo mountains in the east to swamps, a variety of woodlands and riverine forest as well as acacia savanna and a rare type of sand forest.

The diversity at Mkuze Game Reserve offers plentiful game viewing opportunities combined with some of the best bird watching in the province.

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