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A favourite amongst visitors to the coast of north-eastern Pondoland, the Mkambati Nature Reserve is nothing shy of an African coastal paradise. Where landscapes are pieced together in a patchwork of indigenous forests and grassland plains and coastline terrains serve us scenes of rocky beaches and untouched sandy coves.

The Mkambati river makes its way through the reserve, over a series of cliffs forming breathtaking waterfalls (Horseshoe Falls, Strandloper Falls and mkhambathi Falls) and a series of pools, before tumbling into the Indian Ocean. Other attractions include a secluded cave in the forest, +/-100m up river from the coast, the spectacular misty Falls, Four Falls and the mtentu and msikaba river gorges where endangered Cape vultures can often be seen circling high above.


General Information

Stone Cottage (sleep 6 max) (Off-Peak)
Base Rate (1-2 people): R607 & more than 2 people R1068
Stone Cottage (sleep 6 max) (Peak)
Base Rate (1-2 people): R607 & more than 2 people R1247
Main Lodge Rooms 1-5 (Off-Peak)
R607 per room
Main Lodge Rooms 1-5 (Peak)
R728 per room


  • Fishing (in designated areas with permits)
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Whale & dolphin watching
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Game drives
  • Nature walks
  • Horseshoe Falls
  • Strandloper Falls
  • Mkhambathi Falls

Nearby Attractions

  • Shipwreck exploring- Sao Bento (1554) near the mouth of the msikaba river | Grosvenor (1782) in Lambasi Bay.

Contact Info

Reserve Number
+27(0)79 496 7821
Reserve Manager
+27(0)79 496 7821
Lat: -31.3
Long: 29.9
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