Mahushe Shongwe Nature Reserve is located in the Lowveld in Malelane in the far eastern sector of the Mpumalanga Province. The reserve was established on community land, where residents benefit in many ways through conservation programmes initiated by the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.
The reserve is small but highly concentrated with various species of acacias alongside the Russet Bushwillow and Tomboti. The seasonal Mzinti River is lined with Jackalberry and Sycamore Fig trees. The reserve is home to the rare Impala lily, which is under severe threat though increasing loss of habitat.
There are many species of herbivores that have been re-introduced to Mahushe Shongwe Nature Reserve such as Kudu, Waterbuck, Impala and Zebra, Nyala, Warthog and Velvet Monkeys. The reserve is also a birdwatchers’ paradise and birds that can be seen include Purplecrested Lourie, Kingfisher and Giant Eagle Owl.
- Bird Watching
- Game Drive
- Picnic and Braai Area