Mantuma Camp is located in the Big 5, Mkhuze Game Rerserve, northern Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal. Drive time from Durban on the N2 north is approximately 3.5 hours. The Mkhuze Game Reserve was proclaimed on the 15th February 1912. Mantuma Camp is the main accommodation venue in the uMkuze Game Reserve with a variety of self catering units. Mkuze Game Reserve is 40,000 ha in extent.
Mkuze Mantuma Camp at a Glance
Maximum guests – 84
Number of accommodation units – 30
2 x 6 Sleeper Cottages - Temporarily Closed
5 x 4 Sleeper Chalets
4 x 2 Sleeper Chalets
6 x 2 Sleeper Rest huts, communal facilities
10 x 2 Sleeper Safari tents
3 x 4 Sleeper Safari tents
DSTV - Limited channels in Chalets only
Take-away - Check times with camp reception
Children allowed – Yes
Bathroom – Yes, huts communal
Room Fans – Yes. Rest huts no fans
4 and 6 Sleeper Chalets are Air-conditioned in lounge / dining rooms only
Check-in is at Mantuma Camp reception for all accommodation in the Mkuze Game Reserve. Check-in time from 14h00 and check-out time is before 10h00 on the last day. Chalet accommodation is brick under thatch. Only the 6 sleeper and 4 sleeper chalet's lounge / dining rooms are air-conditioned. All other chalets and resthuts do not have air-conditioning, the rooms are surprisingly cool due to the high ceilings.
The Mantuma Camp 2 sleeper Rest huts have a communal bathroom and kitchen facilities away from the rooms.
The 2 sleeper Safari Tents have their own private ensuite shower and toilet, with each tent having its own kitchenette close by.
The 4 sleeper Safari Tents have two tents, each with own bathroom, with a kitchen and dining facility on the same deck.
The Safaritents are located in a well wooded area and have extra shade protection above the tents.
The 2 sleeper Chalets have their own private ensuite bath and shower combo and toilet, with each having its own kitchenette inside the unit
The 4 sleeper Chalets have two bedrooms, one bathroom (bath with a shower in the bath), a kitchen, lounge / dining room and veranda.
The 6 sleeper Cottages have three bedrooms, a bathroom (with bath toilet and hand-basin), a separate shower and separate toilet. Then there is a kitchen and large lounge / dining room with a big veranda.
Units are serviced daily, but visitors are required to do their own cooking and washing up. No plug points for electric razors are available.
All the units have their own braai (Barbecue) stand – Care should be taken to not leave the braai unattended, as the Hyena have learned that this is an easy source of food, despite the heat of the fire. Monkeys entering the rooms and even ones vehicle, can be a nuisance.
** Please note that although the water is suitable for bathing and cooking, it is recommended that one does not drink the water and to bring your own drinking water.**
We are only a booking service to secure accommodation at a number of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife park accommodation venues. We are in no way responsible for the condition of the facilities, which due to severe budgetary cuts from our Provincial Government, has resulted in a lack of general maintenance over the years, with many of the accommodation facilities severely jeopardised and in need of urgent repair.
As of August 2019 there has been substantial maintenance carried out. The chalets have been rethatched as well as the office complex, Rhino-dino take away and gazebo. Fridges, stoves, microwaves and utensils along with beds and linen have been upgraded.
Far and Wild Safaris has no control over the allocation of units and their condition. Should you choose to visit these venues and subsequently find fault with the accommodation and or service, we are only able to forward your comments to the Park authorities. There is no compensation for this status quo should it not meet your expectation. Please contact ourselves should you require further clarification.
The roads in the Mkuze Game Reserve are tar and gravel in various sections. The two entrance roads out side the park are rough and very potholed in sections, although suitable for the normal sedan cars, care should be exercised.
Should you arrive after Mantuma Camp reception has closed, the unit allocated to you will be written on a board outside reception against your name. Take up occupation of the room and report to reception in the morning. Most Credit cards are accepted.
The Mkuze Game Reserve has a number of upgraded (2018) and rebuilt hides at three water-holes and Nsumo Pan.
Should we be unable to secure accommodation for you in the Mkuze Game reserve there is the nearby Ghost Mountain Inn, which is a popular venue for guests wanting the added facility of a full restaurant.
Easy access as a day visitor to the Mkuze Game Reserve from these venues.
All guided walks are subject to the availability of a guide.
In the Mkuze Game Reserve there are another two Bush Lodges, Nhlonhlela and Umkhumbe (Umkumbe only available from 1st November to 28th February). These also sleep a maximum of 8 guests. Mantuma Camp, is where guests staying at the Nhlonhlela and Umkumbe Camps check in.