In 1979, Mkhaya Private Game Reserve was established to save the pure breed Nguni cattle which was faced with extinction. Other endangered species are also protected such as black and white rhino, tsessebe, sable and roan antelope. Birds include colourful species such as the narina trogan, purple crested lourie and appropriately named gorgeous bush shrike. The reserve is dominated by mixed acacia thornveld in the south and broadleaf sandveld in the north, with riverine vegetation bordering the meandering dry riverbeds and waterholes. Accommodation guarantees an exciting stay, being in semi-open stone buildings with thatch roofs, so you will sleep open to the air, with only a mosquito net between you and the sounds of the African night! The conservation effort in this game reserve is entirely supported by visitor revenues.
Highlights of South Africa
Mkhaya Private Game Reserve