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Ndumo Game Reserve

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Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, South Africa
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Accommodation should include bathrooms

Small units. Well equiped. Bathroom is a walk away, although well lit. Kitchen supplies can be... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Durban, South Africa
via mobile
Family break

I was expecting more but could blame the drought. Reseve was very dry during our visit. Water... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Kevin P
via mobile
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Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Small units. Well equiped. Bathroom is a walk away, although well lit. Kitchen supplies can be improved

Thank SuvarnaParbhoo
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I was expecting more but could blame the drought. Reseve was very dry during our visit. Water approx 1km from bird hide. Unless you went on organised walks or drives you could not get close to water. Ablutions clean but showing their age. Wild buck...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 25 September 2016

It has been a long time since I was last in Maputaland - but nothing prepared me for the horrendous drought conditions in this north-easternmost corner of the country. Everywhere stark white skeletons of trees with only dark red ground beneath. Not the best time...More

Thank batear
Reviewed 23 May 2016

If you are happy for a rustic campsite with a quiet unfenced atmosphere go to Ndumo. It is vey dusty with dry red earth - so if an allergy sufferer do take allergy tablets/asthma sprays. The positive is the peace - back to nature and...More

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I camped at Ndumo for 3 nights in April 2016, the last time I was in Ndumo was 12 years ago, since my last visit it seems as if the camp and Reserve has gone downhill, the reception,kitchen and ablution facilities are all in need...More

1  Thank Andrewschoeman
Reviewed 1 September 2015

A lovely place to visit if you are a keen birder. Drives are abit limited if you choose the self-drive option but still very nice

1  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 13 June 2015

It was with some trepidation that we aproached Ndumo via the Jozini Dam. Although a beautiful vista, the drive was hard; steep hills, numerous bends, and random suspension bending speed humps. We had to run the gauntlet of the chaotic towns of Jozini and Ndumo,...More

2  Thank peter191049
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This Game Reserve generated mixed reactions - the bush is thick, the animals very shy, (we saw only 4 species excluding Crocs and Hippos), the birds were elusive and perpetually behind a branch or another tree. The best areas require one to walk there with...More

1  Thank james l
Reviewed 13 January 2015

quiet, fabulous trees, birds and water birds, Great hides. Really well looked after, the hides were in great shape. The camp is lovely with a little pool and we would really have liked to stay here but were told it was full. It was no...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We saw 108 birds in one day including Alan's Gallinule and Little Bittern which were lifers for us. The accommodation is very comfortable. The highlight was a spectacular drive with a guide to the pan. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly - I will...More

2  Thank Jenni44
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Response from Kevin P | Reviewed this property |
I was there with my children i would never put them in danger. Never had any problems with safety. Common sense always rules.