The Mthethomusha Private Game Reserve is situated south of the Kruger National Park with which it shares an unfenced border. The Malelane mountains dominate the landscape and the 8000 ha of the reserve is home to the ‘big five’ (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). It contains three different ecosystems that add to the diversity of animals and birds to be found here.
The Reserve was the first to be developed in close co-operation with the local rural community, who also benefits from it. The Tribal Authority of the Mphakeni tribe, under the leadership of the late Chief Charles Nkosi, handed low potential agricultural land over to the management of the KaNgwane Parks Corporation for optimal and sustainable development. This set an example that is currently followed by most of the Private Game Reserves, such co-operation benefits nature conservation as well as local communities.
Besides wild life and birds, the Reserve also contains about 200 examples of rock art that was created by the ancient Bushmen (San) people who were the original inhabitants of South Africa. The Lodges in the Reserve offer guided bush walks where visitors can view these relics of a very ancient culture.
The 5 Day Wildlife Experience Scheduled Tour, starts in Johannesburg and ends in Durban. It includes the Makalali Private Game Reserve, the Panorama Route, The Kruger National Park, The Mthethomusha Game Reserve, a game drive and walk in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and a boat cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary.
Highlights: Makalali Private Game Reserve , Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Mthethomusha Game Reserve , Swaziland , St. Lucia , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , St. Lucia Estuary & Lake .
Our 4 Day Kruger Wildlife & Mountain Scenery Scheduled Tour departs from Johannesburg and lets you explore the Panorama Route, interact with elephants at Elephant Whispers, visit Shangana Cultural Village, view wildlife in the Kruger National Park, as well as Mthethomusha and go in search of wild horses at Kaapsehoop.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Elephant Whispers , Shangana Cultural Village , Mthethomusha Game Reserve , Kaapsehoop .
The Lowveld was previously known as the Eastern Transvaal Lowveld. Following the end of Apartheid in 1994 the province's name was changed to Mpumalanga and the area is simply called The Lowveld. The Lowveld section of the province is part of the coastal plane and is more or less 200m above sea-level.
The Kruger National Park in South Africa is internationally renowned as a world leader in conservation policies, practices and techniques. This Park stretches over 20 000 square kilometers (2 million hectares) and is home to an incredible variety of plant, bird and animal species, including the “big five” (elephant, lion, rhinoceros, leopard and buffalo).
Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in the Mthethomusha Private Game Reserve that borders The Kruger National Park in the south. The 8000 ha of the Mthethomusha Game Reserve is home to a large variety of wild animals, including the ‘big five’ (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino).