After 44 years of absence from the area, four lions were released into Mkhuze Game Reserve, South Africain, in December 2013. The cats, which include one adult female and three sub-adult offspring (a male and two females), are the first of a total of eight lion destined for the Mkhuze. Two more lionesses and two male brothers are still to be added, in a two-stage operation, to the existing four and together the eight lions will form the base of Mkhuze’s new lion population.
Apart from the four lions still to be released in uMkhuze Game Reserve, the park authority’s next goal is to re-introduce eland, scheduled to take place in April/May 2014.
Ghost Mountain Safaris offers guided game drives, fig forest walks, birding excursions and picnics in Mkhuze Game Reserve for those wanting to visit the newest arrivals. Ghost Mountain Inn is situated at the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. This intimate 4-star family owned and run hotel boasts 50 luxurious rooms all with private patios leading on to the extensive indigenous gardens.
Ghost Mountain also has its own private boat on Lake Jozini which is fantastic for birding, fishing and game viewing on the shores of the Pongola Game Reserve. Back at the hotel, unwind with a soothing Spa with steam room & plunge pool.