Umkhuze Game Reserve – Mantuma Resort

Mantuma is the resort serving the Mkhuze Game Reserve section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site. It is a four-hour drive from Durban on the N2, a Big 5 game reserve as a typical bushveld protected area.

Mantuma is spread beneath a canopy of shady trees and the resort’s relaxed atmosphere and comfortable facilities are the perfect backdrop to an enjoyable stay.

2 Bed Chalet (Self-catering)

Fully equipped with an open plan lounge and kitchen, separate bedroom, and bathroom.

2 Bed Safari Tent (Self-catering)

Each unit has an en-suite bedroom, with a separate kitchen and dining area connected via a boardwalk.

2 Bed Rest (Self-catering)

Open plan bedroom with communal ablution and communal kitchen.

4 Bed Chalet (Self-catering)

Fully equipped with an open plan living area, separate kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

4 Bed Safari Tent (Self-catering)

Two en-suite bedrooms, with a separate kitchen and dining area, connected via a boardwalk.

6 Bed Cottage (Self-catering)

Fully equipped with an open plan living area, separate kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

8 Bed Bush Lodge (Nhlonhlela)

This eight-bed lodge overlooks the fever tree-lined Nhlonhlela Pan. All units are en-suite and connected by board walks branching out from the communal lounge and kitchen area. A cook/caretaker is in attendance.

Emshopi Campsites

Has 35 campsites with hot and cold-water ablutions. All campsites have plug points and electricity is supplied by generator between 05:00 – 08:00 and 17:00 – 22:00 daily.

Frequently Asked Questions

Game Drives:
  • Evening game drives are conducted in open viewing vehicle, giving visitors the opportunity to see some of the reserve’s nocturnal animals; approximately 2-2½ hours in duration
  • Summer: 19:00 – 21:00 (1 November - 28 February)
  • Winter: 18:00 – 20:00 (1 March - 31 October)
Fig Forest Guided Walk:
  • This guided walk is ideal for birding enthusiasts and should not be missed.
  • The walk is conducted by a field guide and is limited to 8 people only.
  • No children under the age of 14.
Game Walks:
  • Game walks are offered daily and are conducted by a guide.
  • Each walk is limited to a maximum of 8 people and are approximately 3 hours.
  • Please take precautions against ticks by applying repellents which are on sale at the Curio Shop.
  • You are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes. Please do not wear brightly coloured clothing.
  • No children under the age of 14 are permitted.

Morning Walks

  • Summer: Starts 06:00 (1 November - 28 February)
  • Winter: Starts 06:30 (1 March - 31 October)

Afternoon Walks

  • Summer: Starts 15:00 (1 November - 28 February)
  • Winter: Starts 14:00 (1 March - 31 October)
Swimming Pool:

The swimming pool is available for the use of residents only, in the centre of the main camp between the chalets and safari tents.

Picnic Sites:
  • Two picnic sites - Nsumo and Mantuma with barbeque and ablution facilities are available for day and overnight guests
  • Nsumo Pan offers wonderful opportunities where hippo, crocodile and a wealth of birdlife can be observed from the shade of the giant fever trees.
  • Three game viewing hides are situated in the Reserve, kuMasinga, kuMalibala and KuMahlala. Mkhuze
  • Game viewing is best in the dry season from June to October, between 7:00 and 10:00.
  • Water is provided to Kumasinga Hide.
Gate Times:
  • Summer : 05:00 - 19:00 (1 November - 28 February)
  • Winter : 06:00 - 18:00 (1 March - 31 October)
Gate Times:
  • Check in after 12:00 on arrival and must vacate by 10:00 on the day of departure.
Gate Times:
  • No pets are permitted in the reserve.
  • No firewood may be collected in the reserve.
  • The water is chlorinated and filtered for human consumption at Mantuma. Mineral/spring water is on sale at the curio shop and Rhino-Dine-O take-away.
  • Basic food stuffs and a variety of curio items are on sale at the curio shop.
  • Unleaded petrol and diesel are on sale at the Resort.
  • Visitors are urged to take precautions against malaria before, during and after a visit to the reserve.
  • Mosquito nets are provided in each accommodation unit.
  • The accommodation complexes are either not fenced or do not have a totally game proof fence surrounding them.

Any Questions?

We would be more than happy to help you. Give us a call or email us, and we will get back to you asap.

021 8135868