Mkuze is a small town situated in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal. It is approximately 350 km north of Durban.
One of the features of the town is 'Ghost Mountain' which is nearby. The mountain is said to have been the scene of bloody battles and is the location for the burial sites of local chiefs.
The area around Mkuze is used for sugar cane plantations as well as some cattle and timber. Besides Mkuze Game Reserve there are a number of smaller private game reserves.
The town is situated just off the N2 highway which runs the length of KwaZulu-Natal.