Mkuzi Game Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (1998)
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Area: 36,474 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2006 low not assessed high
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Site summary
The Mkuze Game Reserve is situated on the subtropical Moçambique coastal plain. The topography of the area is mainly flat or gently undulating and intersected by seasonal drainage lines alternating with low ridges. Mkuze Game Reserve supports about 420 species of birds, the richest area for its size in the whole of South Africa.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mkuzi Game Reserve. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.