Mkuze is a small town in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. It is located approximately 350 km from the city of Durban. It is along the N2 road en route to Johannesburg and Mozambique.
Mkuze is overlooked by Ghost Mountain, previously a historic battle field. This mountain is said to be the tombs of the previous Chiefs of the mountain and, according to legend, it has been the scene of a number of bloody fights.
With its dramatic silhouette, in the shape of an old woman or witch head, it is not difficult to understand why the mountain is said to be haunted and to be the theatre of paranormal activities.
Mkuze Game Reserve has a large variety of natural habitats: from the eastern slopes of the Lebombo Mountains along its eastern boundary, to broad stretches of acacia savannah, swamps and a variety of woodlands and riverine forest. A rare type of sand forest also occurs in the reserve. It is renowned among ornithologists, with more than 420 different bird species on record.
There are several game parks such as the Thanda Private Game Reserve, Nsubane Pongola Transfrontier Conservation Area, the beautiful 23000 ha “Big Five” Manyoni Private Game reserve and the Phinda Resource Reserve close to Mkuze.
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