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The Kruger National Park is one of the world's 20 largest game reserves. With an area close on 22 000sq.km or 2 million ha it is about 400km from North to South and approximately 65km wide from East to West. It supports the greatest diversity of wild animal species of any wildlife sanctuary in Africa. In summary the Kruger National Park boasts 148 species of mammals, 505 species of birds, 119 species of reptiles, 52 species of fish, 35 species of amphibians and 1980 species of plants. Mjejane Game Reserve has been incorporated into the Kruger National Park and as far as the wildlife is concerned it is a seamless extension of the Kruger.

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In the sun-baked African savannah places of water are places of life. For this reason some of the most interesting and exciting game and bird viewing opportunities in the Kruger National Park occur along the perennial rivers which cut across this wildlife wonderland.

Crocodile River
Crocodile River

The southern boundary of the Kruger National Park is formed by the Crocodile River which is one of six major rivers that play a critical role in sustaining the unique natural environments of the Kruger National Park. Riverine ecozones are not only home to the ever-elusive leopard but also a major point of convergence for herbivores and carnivores seeking life-giving water and sustenance.

Holiday Experience
Holiday Experience

Mjejane Game Reserve is an ecological extension of the Kruger National Park sharing over 10 km of magnificent Crocodile River frontage with the Kruger. Herds of buffalo and elephant as well as other wildlife species such as rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, and a variety of antelope move freely between the Kruger National Park and Mjejane Game Reserve.

The most outstanding feature of Mjejane Game Reserve is the Crocodile River is. It is one of six major rivers that flow across the Kruger National Park and represents an essential lifeline through the wilderness of the Mjejane - Biyamiti eco-zone. This riverine eco-zone is renowned for its high density of game which in turn provides excellent wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities.

Cheetah in Mjejane
Lion in Mjejane

Whilst game tends to congregate most heavily around the Kruger's permanent water sources during the dry months from June to October, good sightings are reported from Mjejane River Lodges throughout the year. Mjejane has become internationally renowned for the exciting lion-buffalo interactions.

Elephants on the river bank
Hippos on the riverbank
Crocodiles on a sand bank

The exceptional riverine environment at Mjejane teems with big game and birdlife and one can expect to see a wide variety of animals including the Big Five come to the river to feed, drink and hunt. Frequently two or three of the Big Five (usually buffalo, elephant and rhino) may be seen along the riverfront at the same time and it is not impossible to view all of the Big Five from a riverfront lodge during the course of a single day. Sightings of crocodiles and hippos are a daily occurrence.

Birdlife at Mjejane
Birdlife at Mjejane
Birdlife at Mjejane

Birders are guaranteed to enjoy excellent sightings. Of special interest is the variety of birds associated with permanent waterways such as fish eagles, saddlebilled storks, african darters, finfoot, goliath herons and giant kingfishers.

Ox Pecker on a Zebra

To complement riverfront game viewing from the lodges themselves, each lodge has its own qualified game ranger with open top safari vehicle to take guests on journeys of discovery through the Big 5 bush of Mjejane Game Reserve. Besides the wonderful wildlife experiences offered within Mjejane Game Reserve itself a low level bridge links Mjejane directly into the Kruger National Park's S25 road. This bridge provides exclusive conditional access to licensed open safari vehicles as well as SUV's. All lodges in the portfolio have open safari vehicles registered for use in the Kruger National Park.


In addition to the wildlife experience there are a host of other exciting activities and destinations within a 30 to 90 minute drive from Mjejane Game Reserve.

Within 30 minutes
Walking safaris, elephant-back rides, golf, quad biking, tiger fishing, microlight flights are offered within 30 minutes drive of the entrance to Mjejane Game Reserve. For those who prefer to self-drive in the Kruger National Park, the Crocodile Bridge and Malelane entry gates are close by.

Gate entry times are shown in the table below.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May to Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov to Dec
Open 05:30 05:30 05:30 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 05:30 05:30
Close 18:30 18:30 18:00 18:00 17:30 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:30

For convenience supplies such as fuel, ice etc. Mjejane Game Reserve gate is only 2 km from Hectorspruit More comprehensive retail facilities are offered in Komatipoort and Malelane. Both towns have supermarkets, pharmacies, medical facilities, restaurants, service stations, banks and other retail outlets. The lovely Kambaku Golf Course is situated in Komatipoort and Malelane boasts two stunning golf courses, namely, Leopard Creek and the Malelane Country Club.

Within 60 minutes
Nelspruit, the capital town of Mpumulanga, is a scenic 60 minute drive from the main entrance gate of Mjejane Game Reserve. This bustling town offers an excellent choice of retail outlets including malls, casino and medical facilities. The worlds largest collection of cycads is situated in the Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit. Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport with car rental facilities is only 60 minutes drive from Mjejane Game Reserve. The historic Gold Rush mining town of Barbeton, site of South Africa's first Stock Exchange, is also within an hours drive as is the Jeppe's Reef border post for a day trip into Swaziland.

Within 90 minutes
The scenic country towns of White River and Hazyview are also a scenic 90 minute drive from the Mjejane Game Reserve. With the S.A./Mozambique border post situated within 30 minutes drive of Mjejane a day visit to Maputo is an easy option. Once across the border, Maputo is only 90 minutes away along the Maputo Corridor toll road.

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