where one fairly easily ticks off 150 species in a day...

Mkuze Game Reserve, incorporates 6 distinctly different habitat types (savannah, sand forest, swamp forest, riverine forest, wetland and grassland) and has a bird list of over 430 species. One can fairly easily tick off 150 species in a day.

A few of the specials are Southern Banded Snake Eagle, Pel's Fishing Owl, Pinkbacked Pelican, Green Malkoha (Coucal), Broadbilled Roller, African Broadbill, Eastern (Yellow-spotted) Nicator, Rudd's Apalis, Neergaard's Sunbird, Pinkthroated Twinspot and Grey Waxbill.

It also has a wide variety of animal species to see Black and White Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant, etc. The rare Suni antelope is also found here in sand forest habitat.

  Some of the important bird areas in our region:
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  • Ndumo Reserve
  • Dlinza and Umgoye
  • Drakensberg
  • Wakkerstroom
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