Mkambati Nature Reserve

Mkambati is a wonderfully preserved unspoilt piece of the Wild Coast, made up of grassy plains and forested ravines that descend into swamp forests surrounding the Mkambati River that finally opens up into the Indian Ocean.

In Springtime, the hills erupt in with a dazzling array of beautiful flowers and orchids, which in turn attracts a variety of birdlife. Large mammals such as red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, and eland can be seen grazing the grassy pastures.

Exploring the rugged coastline, especially at low tide will reveal assortment of sea shells and curious invertebrates.

The Mkambati Nature Reserve has 2 major rivers that flank it northern and southern borders. Canoes can be hired to explore deep into the Msikaba River for about 2 km. Still further upstream rapids and refreshing waterfalls await the intrepid explorer.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT MKAMBATI NATURE RESERVE:
- beachcombing
- canoeing
- bird watching
- hiking trails
- waterfalls

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Mammals: eland, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, blesbuck
Birdlife: common waxbill, trumpeter hornbill, greater double collared sunbird, yellow-throated longclaw, fish eagle


DIRECTIONS TO MKAMBATI NATURE RESERVE:
- follow the R61 south of Port Edward toward Flagstaff
- just before Flagstaff, follow the signposted gravel road to Mkambati

Accommodation Near Mkambati Nature Reserve:
Port St Johns Accommodation

Accommodation Near Mkambati Nature Reserve:
Port St Johns Accommodation

Accommodation Near Mkambati Nature Reserve

Mbotyi River Lodge

Holiday Resort in Mbotyi, Wild Coast

28.0km South of centre of Mkambati Nature Reserve

Mbotyi in Pondoland on the Eastern Cape coastline is still wild. Situated in a wilderness area at the mouth of the Mbotyi River it is the perfect place for a peaceful, tranquil or adventurous getaway.

Sleeps: 12 in 1 unit/room
From R 2 800,00
Per unit, per night.

Caribbean Guest House, B11 Barbados

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Port Edward

32.2km North East of centre of Mkambati Nature Reserve

A private villa at Carribean Estates (Port Edward, Wild Coast) This newly built, fully furnished villa is situated in Caribbean Estates, a unique private resort in the tropical setting of South Africa's KwaZulu Natal South Coast.

Graded:
Sleeps: 6 in 1 unit/room
From R 1 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Barbados 13, Caribbean Estate

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Port Edward

32.2km North East of centre of Mkambati Nature Reserve

A private villa at Carribean Estates (Port Edward, Wild Coast) This newly built, fully furnished villa is situated in Caribbean Estates, a unique private resort in the tropical setting of South Africa's KwaZulu Natal South Coast

From R 950,00
Per unit, per night.

Goblins

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Port Edward

32.4km North East of centre of Mkambati Nature Reserve

The place of unexpected pleasure is the last stop on the South Coast. It is ideally situated on the banks of the Umtavuna River and is surrounded by ruggedly beautiful Umtavuna Nature Reserve...

Sleeps: 4 in 1 unit/room
From R 1 000,00
Per unit, per night.

Eden Crest

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Port Edward

32.4km North East of centre of Mkambati Nature Reserve

Eden Crest is situated in Port Edward , a small seaside village and the last stop on the KZN South Coast before entering the Province of the Eastern Cape. This luxury unit boasts 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom (1 en-suite).

From R 850,00
Per unit, per night.

Caribbean Estate 22 Tortuga

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat in Port Edward

32.5km North East of centre of Mkambati Nature Reserve

A privately owned apartment situated in Caribbean Estates unique private resort in the tropical setting of KwaZulu Natals South Coast. This fairly new apartment is fully furnished with all amenities and is right next door to Wild Coast Sun.

The Cave

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Port Edward

34.3km North East of centre of Mkambati Nature Reserve

The Cave Cottage is an idyllic holiday home right on the beach, set in an indigenous garden with panoramic views of whales and dolphins. Sit back peacefully on the balcony overlooking the ocean before you, meander through the ...

Crayfish Inn

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Port Edward

34.4km North East of centre of Mkambati Nature Reserve

We are pleased to welcome guests to Crayfish Inn, a spacious self catering holiday home situated at Port Edward on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. The main house comprises two double bedrooms (MES) and one single bedroom (1 bunk bed and 1 ...

From R 2 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Port Edward Beach House

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Port Edward

34.6km North East of centre of Mkambati Nature Reserve

Walk from the lawn onto the sand , this holiday house is right on the beach! Perfect for fishing off the rocks, dipping in the rock pools or tanning and braaing on the sand.

From R 700,00
Per unit, per night.

Villa Rica 16

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat in Port Edward

34.8km North East of centre of Mkambati Nature Reserve

This newly renovated unit has 2 spacious bedrooms & sleeps up to 6 people. There are 2 Bathrooms, one en-suite with a bath and the other with a toilet & shower. There are 2 lounges, the main has a TV with DVD player.