Wild Camping

 Makongo Hills offers the ultimate WILD CAMPING destination, where guests can book an exclusive use, unfenced and off grid camping experience. Join us for an unforgettable adventure in the remote Zululand wilderness.

VEN AFRICA BUSH CAMP is nestled in a Tamboti Grove, within the beautiful and diverse Makongo Hills, Mkuze Valley Wilderness Reserve. Situated in Northern Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, this hidden gem is located on a 15000 hectare, Big Five, malaria free Private Game Reserve.

Wildlife roam free and the abundant birdlife make this a WILD CAMPERS paradise. In the unfenced site you will find:

  • Spacious¬†campsites to setup Tents, Camping Trailers & Off-road Caravans
  • Ablutions consisting of 2 x Toilets, 2 x Basins and 2 x Outdoor Showers with hot water
  • The covered Kitchen has a basin for washing up, a work counter top and cupboards. This is a safe, Monkey Proofed area.
  • The Dining Area is on a raised platform and has a Picnic table
  • Donkey Boiler (Firewood Provided)
  • Fire Pit & Braai (Firewood Provided)
  • Rubbish Bin (Wildlife Proof)

The Makongo Hills Bush Camp is a WILD CAMPING EXPERIENCE. Guests will be staying at the Bush Camp at their own risk.
Minimum 2 nights and 4 guests (max 10)

Safety measures in place are:

  • Solar lights to illuminate the campsite in the evenings
  • The Kitchen Area is monkey/baboon proofed
  • The Dining Area is raised for guests to sit and enjoy meals
  • Communication via radio contact with the Lodge

Bush Camp Facilities:

  • Fire Pit
  • Braai
  • Thatched Kitchen Area
  • Thatched Dining Area
  • Ablutions (2 x Toilets, 2 x Open Air Showers & 2 x Basins)
  • Jet Donkey Boiler

Bush Camp Information:

  • Exclusive Use
  • Unfenced
  • Off Grid
  • Self Sufficient
  • Self-Catering
  • Level Camping Area
  • Running Water
  • Hot Water (supplied by a Jet Donkey Boiler)
  • Bushveld Firewood (limited amount of Firewood is provided upon arrival)

Types Of Camping Allowed:

  • Ground Tents
  • Roof Top Tents
  • Camping Trailers
  • Off-Road Caravans

Additional Costs:

  • Guided Game Drives with Makongo Hills at Mkuze Valley Wilderness
  • Extra Bushveld Firewood
  • Conservation Levy (R100 per person per night)

Please Note:

  • Self-drive Game Drives are not permitted on Mkuze Valley Wilderness.
  • Guided Game Drives can be booked with Makongo Hills in advance

Nearby Attractions:

  • Self-drive Game Drives at Ithala Game Reserve
  • Boat Cruises at Jozini Dam
  • Tiger Fishing at Jozini Dam