Welcome to
Mhlosinga Nature Reserve

Mhlosinga Nature Reserve is located in the lowveld of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

The reserve area currently stands at 1 850 hectares of bushveld and includes the 100 hectare Van Eck Dam.

It is a haven for a multitude of birds, is fully stocked with wild game and offers excellent angling opportunities.

Amenities include a visitor day centre, camping ground and cabin accommodation.

Click on the map below to be guided to the reserve by Google Maps

What our visitors have said...

We will never forget our 4 day stay at the Mhlosinga Cabins.

From the exciting night-drives to
bird-watching and the various
walking trails,
Mhlosinga will see us again soon!

Justin and Cheryn Ridge
November 2016

Tranquility at it's best!

We couldn't get enough of
our night game drives!

Thanks to Graham and Vivien for your
incredible hospitality.

Mary and Anthony Edward
February 2020


Mhlosinga Nature Reserve comprises 1 850 hectares of Northern Natal bushveld and riverine thickets.

At the heart of Mhlosinga lies the 10 million cubic meter Van Eck Dam (RAMSAR Site #123), providing a rich variety of bushveld and wetland bird life.

Our bird list for the district currently stands at 330 species.

The 100 hectare Van Eck Dam is a productive water supply for Africa's magnificent tiger fish.

The dam provides excellent year-round angling for tiger, tilapia and catfish.

Bag limits are controlled to ensure sustainability and
'catch and release' is encouraged.

Come and soak up the wilds in a safe, relaxed environment.
Visitors are free to drive, walk or cycle on any of the designated roads and tracks of the reserve.

Animals you may be blessed to encounter include:
Grey Duiker
Scrub hare
Red Duiker
Thick-tailed bushbaby

A network of bush roads and single tracks for mountain biking, walking and trail running has been created. The network is being expanded year by year taking the visitor through Mhlosinga's most diverse and scenic habitats..



We offer two magnificently sited cabins nestled in the bush on the shores of the dam.

Each cabin contains:
  • Two bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single bed)
  • A Living Room
  • A Kitchenette
  • A Shower/Toilet
  • An open air verandah with braai area

These air-conditoned cabins are both fully furnished and equipped with bedding/linen as well as a fridge, microwave oven and a two-plate cooker.

Tariff per cabin is R1000 per night.



Come and set up 'home' on the grassy shores of
Van Eck Dam under the shade of an
acacia or mahogany tree.

Camp sites are provided with treated water,
electricity outlets, garden table and chairs,
and braai grids.

Once-off entrance fee:
R60 per adult
R15 per child under 18

Camping fee:
R100 per adult per night
R30 per child under 18
No charge for children under 13