Scattered across the undulating plains of KwaZulu Natal, a wonderful array of game reserves can be explored. These magnificent parks are renowned for their dramatic hilly countryside, diversity of flora and fauna, high standards of conservation and their invaluable contribution to protecting endangered species, including the white rhino, from extinction. It is possible to see the famous ‘Big Five’ animals, as well as a variety of other animals. The area is a bird watcher’s paradise, with the Mkhuze Game Reserve alone home to 420 different species of birds, and species like the Pel’s Fishing-Owl and Pink-throated Twinspot making special appearances. Guests can enjoy a host of activities including day and night game drives, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, hiking and guided walks. Many of the parks include stunning beaches, which feature turquoise, warm Indian Ocean waters and soft white sands.
Camping, rustic Meru-style tents or lodge accommodation.
Somkhanda Game Reserve is a community-owned game reserve that is run and managed in partnership with the Gumbi Community by Wildlands Conservation Trust and African Insight. It is the first community-owned game reserve to be formally proclaimed as a nature reserve.
The Somkhanda Game Reserve is a 12 000 hectare game reserve, located in the heart of South Africa's Zululand. Lodge and camping accommodation is offered on the Big Five game reserve. On Somkhanda, visitors can experience and learn about all aspects of the wildlife and the environment.