both black and white rhino are found in Ndumo,
plus buffalo, hippos, crocodile, giraffe and
several antelope species. Its tropical climate
gives rise to lush thick undergrowth, which
makes some wildlife, particularly lion, leopard
and hyena, hard to spot.
are perfect for attracting large numbers of
birds and some people consider this to be the
best bird watching in South Africa. It is the
southern most range for several species and
migrants also call in to boost sightings to
over 400 species. You could be lucky enough
to see the southern banded snake eagle, gorgeous
bush shrike, Pel’s fishing owl and other
rarely seen birds.
The sandvelt forest of this park next to Ndumo,
contains about 100 or more elephants, brought
from the Maputo Elephant Reserve during Mozambique's
civil war. There are also white rhino and leopard.
Rainy Season: In this sub-tropical
region the wet summer months from October to
March are hot and humid.
Dry Season: The dry season
lasts from April to September and the temperatures
are very pleasant with warm to hot days and