Welcome to Mantuma
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.
The 40 000 ha Mkhuze Game Reserve on the plains of the Elephant Coast is well known for its atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, drawing many return visitors.
A “Big 5” game reserve, Mkhuze is a typical bushveld protected area, having great beauty and contrast in that it has extensive wetlands on its south eastern section. It is a world-renowned bird watching spot, with more than 420 recorded species on its bird list.
The extensive wetlands host hippo and crocodile, while the rest of Mkhuze is home to wild dog, buffalo, cheetah, both black and white rhino, elephant, and a multitude of plains game. These include impala, nyala, blue wildebeest, zebra and kudu. Amongst the less common, small antelope to be found are grey duiker, red duiker and the diminutive suni.
Only Nsumo Pan is accessible to all visitors. Nhlonhlela Pan is for the bush lodge visitors only lie to the north and east respectively and these are home to hippo, crocodile, pink-backed and white pelicans as well as an astonishing variety of other water birds according to season.
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.