Parks and Game Reserves
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Parks and Game Reserves

Tembe Elephant Park

Tembe Elephant park is a big five park and is home to 150 elephants in seven breeding herds.  The gate times in the summer 1 Oct - 31 Mar opens at 0500 and closes at 1900.  During the winter, 1 Apr - 30 Sept, 0600 to 1800.  The Tembe Elephant Park is 62 kms from Triton.

Contact no:  031 267 0144


Ndumo Game Reserve


    Ndumo Game Reserve is known for its birding with 420 recorded bird species. Hundreds of majestic fever trees grow along the edges of the pans where hundreds of crocodiles bask in the sun. Gate times during summer 1 Oct – 31 Mar are 0500 to 1900. During winter 1 Apr – 30 Sept, 0600 – 1800. The Ndumo Game Reserve is 118 kms from Triton.

    Contact no: 035 591 1042

 

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park


    Hluhlwe Umflozi Park has entrances both in Mtubatuba and Hluhluwe, is also a big five park and is a must to see. Entering at the Mtuba gate and exiting through the Hluhluwe gate or vice versa provides an excellent alternative to driving along the monotonous N2. Gate times in summer 1 Nov – 30 Feb open at 0500 and close at 1900. During winter 1 Mar – 31 Oct, 0600 to 1800. Hluhluwe Umflozi Park is 110 kms from Triton.

    Contact No: 033 845 1000

Mkuze Game Reserve 

Things to see in the Mkuze Game Reserve include a guided sycamore fig forest walk, Hippos in the Nsumo Pan and fantastic hides such as kwaMalibala and kuMasinga. En-route from the Mkuze park to Triton you will pass the Muzi Pans where you will find two bird guides by the names of Themba and Nkosi who will take you on a guided canoe trip to search for the Pels Fishing Owl, this is an experience not to be missed.

Driving from the N2 through the Mkuze Park to Sodwana Bay provides an interesting alternative route to Triton. Gate times in summer 1 Oct – 31 Mar, open at 0500 and close at 1900. During winter 1 Apr – 30 Sept, 0600 – 1800. Mkuze Game Reserve is 40 kms from Triton and Muzi Pan is 28 kms.

Contact no: 033 845 1000

 

Usefull Contact Numbers

  • Leatherbacks – 035 571 0043
  • Mseni Lodge – 035 571 0286
  • Tamboti Coffe Shop – 071 249 3252
  • Micro light airstrip co-ordinates S27 31 552 / E32 38 741
  • Micro light hangaring available - CAA approval no: CAA/0169
  • Sodwana Flying services – Francios Burger 072 211 6662
  • Hluhluwe – S28 00 800 / E32 16 500 – Grass strip.
  • Manzengwenya – S27 16 000 / E32 45 000 – Tarred strip.
  • Mkuze – S27 38 000 / S32 03 000 – Tarred strip.
  • Magnum Charters – Regard Scott 082 575 7797
  • Matambu’s Tackle Den - 084 400 2628
  • Last Round Fishing Charters – Jan Schutte (Plankies) 083 957 3430
  • Elephant Coast Tourism Association: 035 562 0353/0966
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  • KZN Wildlife, Sodwana Bay: 035 571 0051/2/3
  • Dive Medical Services: 083 777 3455
  • SAPS Mbazwana: 035 571 0005
  • Msleni Hospital: 035 574 1004
  • Alpha Security: 035 562 1911
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 July 2010 12:00 )