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Zimanga Private Game Reserve is gaining a well deserved reputation for excellent wildlife and birding photographic opportunities. Situated in the northern reaches of KwaZulu Natal and within a ten-minute drive from the town of Mkuze, it is the first reserve in Africa to be specifically designed with photographers in mind.
Lush, waist-high green- grassed hillsides dotted with acacia trees and shrubs drape the landscape of the Zululand Rhino Reserve and it is hard to believe that this area was heavily grazed cattle ranches in the not so distant past. 
Lying within the heart of Zululand and at the base of Ghost Mountain itself lies the Ghost Mountain Inn.This birder-friendly establishment is the perfect launch-point for a number of photographic activities that includes day trips to the Mkuze Game Reserve, boat cruises on Lake Jozini and cultural tours in the near-by villages. 
Close to the Big 5 game reserves of Zululand and the shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sand Forest Lodge is the perfect stopover and a highlight on the Zululand Birding Route. 
First proclaimed in 1894, Pongola Game Reserve is the oldest game reserve in South Africa. Today it hosts a wide variety of game species including African Elephant, Black and White Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Leopard and many species of antelope, Zebra and Giraffe.  
Bordering the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Bonamanzi Private Game Reserve is one of the Zululand Birding Routes best locations that boasts an impressive species list of around 350 bird species, that includes Pink-Throated Twinspot, African Broadbill, Rudd’s Apalis and Southern Banded Snake-Eagle.
Ongoye Forest Reserve is a large remnant patch of coastal forest covering approximately 3900ha and is the only known location of the Green Barbet, making it one of the Zululand Birding Routes must see locations.  
The Western Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park form part of the Zululand Birding Route and team with birdlife, insects and butterflies, as well as being home to African Elephant and other game species.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park is deservably a World Heritage Site and the Eastern Shores extend from St Lucia through to Misson Rocks, Lake Bhangazi and Cape Vidal.
Enseleni Nature Reserve is an excellent bird watching location that lies just off the N2 highway and is the perfect stopover en-route to the Zululand Game Reserves.
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