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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

Nearby Listings

Mbotyi River Lodge

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Mbotyi, Wild Coast

28.7km South of center 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.

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Sleeps: 21 in 2 units/rooms

86-19@The Pont

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Edward

31.4km North East of center of Mkambati Nature Reserve

Fully furnished 4 bedroom cottage which sleeps 8-9 people. Lounge area with full package DSTV. Fully equipped kitchenette. Huge enclosed open deck area.

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Sleeps: 4

Cottage 5 @ The Pont

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Edward

31.5km North East of center of Mkambati Nature Reserve

The cottage is a stand alone inside the Old Pont park and water sport resort.

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Sleeps: 40 in 4 units/rooms
From R 3 000,00
Per unit, per night.
* Rates may vary according to season

Caribbean Estate Villa B10

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Edward

32.1km North East of center of Mkambati Nature Reserve

Caribbean Estates B10 Villa is in an established development with magnificent villas available for the holiday of a lifetime. The villas are exquisitely furnished and equipped.

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Sleeps: 12
From R 3 400,00
Per unit, per night.
* Rates may vary according to season

Caribbean Guest House, B11 Barbados

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Edward

32.2km North East of center 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.

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Caribbean Estate 22 Tortuga

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Edward

32.5km North East of center 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.

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Sleeps: 5
From R 1 290,00
Per unit, per night.
* Rates may vary according to season

The Cave

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Edward

34.3km North East of center 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 ...

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Sleeps: 11

Christies Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Edward

35.0km North East of center of Mkambati Nature Reserve

Christies Cottage is a five bedroom family cottage on the beach front with amazing sea views and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. The cottage sleeps 10 people comfortably.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 500,00
Per unit, per night.
* Rates may vary according to season

Miramar 33

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Edward

35.3km North East of center of Mkambati Nature Reserve

Enjoy a peaceful holiday break in this lovely 2 bedroom, 4 sleeper self catering holiday apartment located in a secure complex in Port Edward on the Lower South Coast of KZN

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Sleeps: 8

Bonamanzi

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Edward

35.4km North East of center of Mkambati Nature Reserve

We overlook the light house and have a 180 degree seaview. You can enjoy the scenery of Port Edward and take a walk into town which is only 800m away, or take a walk to the main beach which is only 1.2km.

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