Ndumo Game Reserve
Ndumo Game Reserve is situated on the border between Mozambique and South Africa in an area known as Maputaland. It is not far from the Tembe Elephant Park.
The reserve is just over 10,000 hectares in size. There is a variety of habitats in the reserve including sand forest, acacia savannah, vleis and pans.
Besides a few huts and some campsites there are no real facilities in the reserve so visitors should take all their food, drinks and other supplies with them.
Ndumo's claim to fame is its extensive list of birds that have been recorded in the reserve. This is quite possibly the best birdwatching site in South Africa.
Ndumo Game Reserve is situated in a malaria area so suitable preventative measures should be taken. Bilharzia is also present in the rivers and wetlands in the reserve.
Above - Ndumo Game Reserve camping area
Mammals of Ndumo Game Reserve
Please note that this is only a guide and, while we have made every effort to be accurate, we can't be held responsible for any errors.
Antbear / Aardvark
Pangolin / Scaly Anteater
References and further readingBirding Hotspots - Author: Trevor Hardaker - Year Published: 2007 - Page: 31
Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 650 - Author: - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 40
Chris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 126
Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 215
Country Life - Issue 209 - Author: - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 58
go! - Issue 135 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 50
Maps of the Zululand and Maputaland Reserves - Author: Honeyguide Publications - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 4
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 146
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 161
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 370
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 146
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 254
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 318
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 135
Things to do in Moer & Gone Places - Author: Jacques Marais - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 154
Top Birding Spots in Southern Africa - Author: Hugh Chittenden - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 246
Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 46
Where to see Birds in Natal - Author: Gordon Bennett - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 31
Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 180
Wild Issue 21 - Author: - Year Published: 2012 - Page: 44