Mkhaya Game Reserve

Travel to Mkhaya Game Reserve – Swaziland’s Refuge for Endangered Species

Mkhaya Game Reserve is located in the southeast of Swaziland and it is the heart of the lowveld which lies in an unspoilt wilderness and is a haven to endangered species who roam the magnificent African bush. Mkhaya Private Game Reserve is the Kingdom’s refuge for endangered species and it is self-supporting through the breeding of indigenous, purebred Nguni cattle, which were close to extinction.

Mkhaya was established in 1979 to save the pure Nguni breed of cattle from extinction and is a proclaimed Nature Reserve. Its focus has expanded over the years to include other endangered species such as black rhino, roan & sable antelope, tsessebe, white rhino, elephant and other locally endangered species.

Wildlife that you may see here includes Nguni cattle, black rhino, roan & sable antelope, tsessebe, white rhino and elephant amongst numerous other wildlife species.

Visitors will also be able to see acacia-dominated thornveld in the south and broadleaf sandveld in the north as well as bird-rich riverine forests.

Mkhaya Game Reserve is criss-crossed with dry riverbeds, dotted with waterholes and has a network of intertwined game-viewing roads. Therefore popular activities include guided game drives where you can spot all manner of wildlife from elephants to rhino. However, it is also possible to participate in guided game walks. A popular way to get up close and personal to nature and the African bush.

Relax in Mkhaya Game Reserve’s luxury and eco-sensitive tented camp which is managed entirely by Swazi staff from neighbouring communities. From here you can enjoy refreshing beverages, delicious meals cooked on the fire and spectacular views of the park’s natural beauty.

Get around Mkhaya Game Reserve on foot or by four wheel drive vehicle.

  • Spot wildlife such as rhinos, elephants, elands and the rare Nguni cattle.
  • Enjoy exhilirating game drives and walks through the African bush.
  • Relax in a luxury tented camp after an exciting days safari.


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