Extending over an area of 4000 hectares, the Makhonjwa concession is one of South Africa’s best kept secrets. This spectacular landscape is a diverse tapestry of rolling hillsides, hidden valleys, forest ravines and open plains.

Makhonjwa consession supports an incredible diversity of habitats, plants and animals. The more palatable grasses of the plains attract large numbers of Burchell’s Zebra and Blue Wildebeest. Giraffe, Impala, Nyala, Bushbuck and Kudu are common in denser woodland. A thriving population of Red Duiker occurs at Makhonjwa, with groups frequently being seen. Leopard, Brown Hyena and Blackbaked Jackal are all fairly common, but nocturnal and seldom seen.

From a geological perspective, Makhonjwa concession falls within the so-called Barberton Mountain land, with the typical ‘greenstone’ rocks dating back to the dawn of time; 3 600 million year-old fossil evidence of primitive algal life forms suggest that these mountains are among the most ancient landforms on Earth. The hills and valleys were occupied by early man with archaeological sites dating back to 400 BC. The Makhonjwa mountains have been inscribed on the prestigious World Heritage list.

  • Leopard, Brown Hyena and Blackbaked Jackal
  • Archaeological sites
  • 4000 Hectares
  • Rolling hillsides, hidden valleys, forest ravines and open plains
  • Large numbers of Burchell’s Zebra and Blue Wildebeest
  • Giraffe, Impala, Nyala, Bushbuck and Kudu are common
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