Wildlife & Animals – Mkhuze GR
It is the wildlife hides that make Mkhuze special. The waterholes facing these hides attract many animals, and often a variety of species at the same time. Many visitors stay at the waterhole all day instead of doing game drives because it is so productive – all animals eventually come to drink. In the dry winter months, there is a constant stream of white rhino, zebra, wildebeest and nyala, while your patience may also be rewarded by elephant and leopard.
The reserve is particularly good to observe animal behaviour as different species congregate around the waterhole. Particularly interesting is the display of dominance by male nyalas when they meet. Wild dogs have been re-introduced and can be occasionally spotted on the road or at the waterhole.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
The dry period from June to September is the best time for viewing wildlife. August and September (which marks the end of the Dry season) is the best time of all, since water in the bush is thoroughly depleted and all animals come to the waterholes to drink.