Mbuluzi Game Reserve Description
Mbuluzi Game Reserve is a privately owned reserve in the North-East corner of Swaziland, forming part of the Lubombo Conservancy. Two rivers flow through the reserve, which together with the bushveld plains and mountainous ridges make Mbuluzi a really beautiful place! There are four luxury, self-catering lodges. Two lodges accommodating 8 people [4 bedrooms], the other 5 [3 bedrooms], and the tented Lodge accommodating 6 people [3 en-suite luxury tents]. They are all are fully equipped with everything you would need, including fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, skottle braai and out-door braai area supplied with firewood. Each lodge is privately situated on the Mlawula River, and overnight guests are welcome to fish if they like. The Tented Lodge and Singwe Lodge have swimming pools. The campsite, situated above some amazing rapids in the Mbuluzi River, has hot showers and firewood is supplied, but there is no electricity. A great setting to really enjoy the bush as it’s supposed to be. Bird-watching is very good, with more than 300 species recorded. Many animal species can be seen including Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Kudu, Nyala, Bushbuck, Waterbuck and Hippo and of course Impala and Warthog. Hyenas are often heard and leopard also occur. There is a good network of game-viewing roads which are well marked for easy navigation. There are also many marked walking trails. Visitors can drive, walk, or cycle around the reserve at their leisure and at their own time; no guides are necessary. Mbuluzi Game Reserve is under an hour’s drive from Manzini and less than two from Nelspruit and Maputo. There are a couple of restaurants, golf courses and other sporting facilities fairly close by, and the borders to South Africa [Managa] and Mozambique [Lomahasha] are within a 20 minute drive.
Mbuluzi Game Reserve Directions
DIRECTIONS TO MBULUZI GAME RESERVE VALID PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL BORDER POST CROSSINGS All distances are approximate R = turn right L = turn left T = T – junction BORDER POST HOURS Lavumisa/Golela 07h00 – 22h00 [from KZN] Ngwenya/Oshoek 07h00 – 22h00 [from Johannesburg/Pretoria] Borgdergate/Managa 07h00 – 18h00 [from Kruger Park / Nelspruit] Lomahasha / Namaacha 07h00 – 20h00 [from Mozambique] CO-ORDINATES S26 09.367 E31 58.973 DURBAN TO MBULUZI GAME RESERVE [500KM] N2 N from Durban 39km north of Mkuzi R to Golela Border Post Through border towards Big Bend (64 km) 8km from sugar mill R to Siteki At T (38km) L towards Manzini At T (5 km) R toward Mhlume/Lomahasha Pass through Hlane Game Reserve Pass Simunye Sugar Estate and village 9km from Simunye turn R to Mlawula After 600m turn L to Mbuluzi Game Reserve reception JOHANNESBURG – NELSPRUIT – MBULUZI GAME RESERVE [550KM] JoBurg – N12 East – Witbank – N4 – Nelspruit N4 E towards Malelane/Komatipoort 13km beyond Malelane R towards Jeppes Reef 15km, L at Tonga sign (One Tree Butchery on L) Travel over Komati River Pass Tonga Police Station 500m after Police Station R onto tar road to Mangweni 20km to T. Turn R. toward Managa Border Post Travel to Managa Border post After border travel to traffic circle, turn L Pass Mhlume Sugar Mill and village 20km to T. Turn R across Mbuluzi River After 600m turn L toward Mlawula After 600m turn L to reception. JOHANNESBURG – MBABANE – MBULUZI GAME RESERVE [500KM] JoBurg – N12 East – Witbank – N4 – Middleburg At Wonderfontein (34 km from Middleburg) R to Carolina Pass through Carolina, across railway tracks then R to Warburton At T turn L to Oshoek Border Post Pass through border post then 21km to Mbabane Travel through Mbabane to Manzini (39km) Travel through Manzini towards Lomahasha Pass through Hlane Game Reserve Pass Simunye Sugar Estate and village 9km from Simunye turn R to Mlawula After 600m turn L to Mbuluzi Game Reserve reception