Ndumo Game Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 12,420 ha

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Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high very unfavourable high
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Site summary
Located north of the town of Mkuze, Ndumo Game Reserve is situated on the Zululand coastal plain. It nestles at the eastern foot of the Lebombo Mountains at the junction of the Pongola and Usuthu floodplain systems. The Pongola River runs through the reserve while the Usuthu River forms the northern border. The rivers, floodplains, pans, dams and vleis are important for many wetland dependent and associated birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ndumo Game Reserve. Downloaded from on 08/12/2022.