Ndumo Game Reserve

White Pelicans

Travel to Ndumo Game Reserve – A Bird Watcher’s Paradise

Ndumo Game Reserve is best known for its magnificent bird life with the highest bird count in South Africa. The Game Reserve boasts many beautiful pans adorned with yellow fever trees and extensive wetlands and reedbeds.

The Ndumo Game Reserve lies west of the Tembe Elephant Park on the border to Mozambique, where the Pongola River joins the Great Usutu River. The Game Reserve was proclaimed in 1924 and is one of South Africa’s oldest reserves and one of the finest in KwaZulu Natal.

The Game Reserve hosts an astonishing range of aquatic birdlife such as black egret, pygmy geese, flocks of pelicans and flamingos. The prolific birdlife includes many tropical East African forms at the southern limit of their range. Of particular interest for birders are the Pell’s fishing owl, the broadbill and the southern banded snake eagle.

Wildlife in the reserve include nyala, bushbuck, impala, red duiker, suni, black and white rhino, hippopotamus and a very large population of crocodiles.

You can join guided safaris or do a self drive tour. Also in the park are comfortable hides from which you can observe the huge variety of wildlife.

Relax by bird watching in order to spot the huge variety of bird species in the park, or simply soak up the atmosphere of the beautiful environment of the park.

  • Spot numerous species of birds.
  • Join a guided tour to see giraffes, rhinos and impalas amongst others.
  • Marvel at the beautiful scenery of this remote game reserve.


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