The Zulu word Ndumo means ‘that is famous’. The northern Natal game reserve Ndumo, on the Mocambique border, is more a well kept secret than famous. As a famous musician it would be more Tracey Chapman than Freddy Mercury.
Being a smaller park, distances within the park are all relatively short. The hide at Ezulweni hide on Nyamithi pan is a 450 meter walk through the bush from the parking area. The view from the hide revealed a host of bird life, crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks and hippos in the water.
Red Cliffs picnic site looks out over a river and Mocambique on the opposite banks.
Important tips if you visit Ndumo
- This is a malaria area
- Take water with you, the tap water is not suitable for drinking, water is for sale at the camp office
- there is a shop at the town about 2km from the park gate
- The chalets have a fridge, microwave and very basic utensils. Cooking is done on gas stoves in a communal kitchen
- Toilets and showers are in a separate ablution block