Laid out along the banks of a dry river bed, is Stone Camp where the vegetation comprises of tall fig, leadwood, sausage and knobthorn trees, with a lush under-canopy giving it a year-round subtropical appearance.
Bird life in the camp is a special feature with many species of robin, purple-crested lourie, narina trogan and pink-throated twinspots among the special treats. Smaller game such as warthog visit the camp whilst the big game, such as elephant, is kept at bay outside the camp by a three-strand electric cordon.
The camp is comfortable, quiet and relaxing and a welcome retreat after a day out in the burning sun.
The camp is known as 'Stone Camp' due to the dolerite rocks used in the construction of the semi-open stone and thatch cottages. This unique style accommodation in its primeval setting offers visitors the opportunity of really getting back to nature.
All twelve units are laid out individually in the riverine forest overlooking the dry riverbed, linked by central and branch pathways surfaced with riversand and lit at night by paraffin lanterns as the camp has no electricity.
Each unit is totally private due to the thick vegetation, though some units are close enough together for use as an extended family unit.
The entire internal structure of these cottages, although veilded for privacy, is open to the external bush, which gives visitors a totally unique, true bush experience.
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Mkhaya Game Reserve Guest Reviews
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A very special place - highly recommended. Amazing accommodation and breathtaking encounters with wildlife
Rating: Reviewed by Mark Hayes over a year ago
We enjoyed our stay at Mkhaya Game Reserve. It was nice dining under the stars and the safari was really enjoyable.
Rating: Reviewed by Etsuko Sumiyoshi over a year ago
Rating: Reviewed by Rebeca Plank over a year ago
Our staying was wonderful; we had a great time. The staff was very nice and the guide/ ranger were very well prepared. They should only do some maintenance at the road that leads from the colourful shop to Mkhaya as it was in a really bad condition and for people without a 4x4 was a little difficult. Anyway we were and still are very satisfied.
Rating: Reviewed by Federica Riccadonna over a year ago