Mthethomusha Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Experience the true essence of Africa at Mthethomusha Game Reserve! The reserve boasts with prime Big Five viewing and pristine unspoiled nature.
  • Surrounded by dynamic and picturesque scenery
  • Home to various interesting wildlife and Africa's Big Five
  • Exciting game drives and walks to be enjoyed

Mthethomusha Game Reserve embraces 8 000ha of unspoiled nature and is situated on the south western border of the Kruger National Park. It is home to Africa's Big Five and an exceptional array of birds. The reserve consists of a rugged terrain and a diversity of interesting ecosystems, which provide shelter to various wildlife that include Kudu, Giraffe, Zebra, Sable and Nyala.

Guests to this region will experience a cultural reawakening with guided nature walks, whilst exploring the wealth of San rock art sites, located in the area. Visits to nearby villages provide guests with insight into the cultures of the local people.


Enjoy magnificent views of the bush and mountains at Mthethomusha Game Reserve. Situated near the famous Kruger National Park, the reserve also boasts with an array of exquisite wildlife species.

  • Home to a diversity of wildlife species
  • Situated in the eastern lowveld of Mpumalanga
  • The area enjoys mild winters and hot summers
  • Within close proximity to Johannesburg

Mthethomusha Game Park is situated on eastern side of Mpumalanga, about a 4.5 hour drive from Johannesburg. The region enjoys mild winters and hot summers. The reserve is located near Karino, north of Krokodilpoort, west of Malelane on the southern side of the game-rich Kruger National Park.


  • Delight in exhilarating safaris and game drives
  • Enjoy adventure walks along unspoiled nature trails
  • Partake in cultural adventures with visits to nearby villages
  • View the nocturnal world on night game drives

Guests will enjoy great photographic opportunities of wildlife in their natural habitats with day and night game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, and nature walks exploring the wealth of San rock art sites for which the area is famous.

The reserve lies on the border of the famous Kruger National Park, home to an exquisite array of wildlife species and guests can enjoy exhilarating safaris, which provide them with remarkable views of these gems of Africa.

Exciting Game Drives

Morning and evening game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles through Mthethomusha Game Reserve and into the neighbouring Kruger National Park. Night game drives reveal the magic of the nocturnal world, allowing guests with views of the elusive Leopard, Genet and Civet. On every safari, game drive or nature walk guests will be accompanied by an experienced ranger who will assist with any questions about the area and its inhabitants.

Guided San rock art walks

The reserve comprises of an abundance of San rock art sites, which guests can visit at leisure. Skilled rangers will accompany guests on guided walks to rock art sites, which contain art - estimated to be 1 500-years-old. Guests can choose from over 250 sites to visit.

Informative Bush Walks

Explore Mthethomusha Game Reserve with wilderness walks led by a trained ranger. Guests will learn more about the indigenous fauna and flora species found within the reserve and experience Africa in its most unspoiled form through these guided bush walks.

Swazi cultural experience

The area surrounding the reserve comprises of a strong cultural background, which guests can explore with visits to the local Swazi villages, where thy can mingle with the local community and meet an authentic sangoma ( African medicine man).

South Africa Nature Reserves : Game Reserves and National Parks