About the Royal Jozini Game Reserve Area
Royal Jozini Private Game Reserve is situated on the eSwatini (previously known as Swaziland) side of Lake Jozini. Currently, Royal Jozini private game reserve is split into three distinct areas – with the eastern shore side of the lake set against the Lebombo Mountains where many of the lodges are situated – from here you might spot warthog, water buck, nyala, impala, zebra, buffalo and wildebeest. even an elephant or two that brave the fencing.
The west shore area of Lake Jozini in the game reserve, a flatter area with some natural water seepage areas, is where you will find fever tree forests, maybe sight an elephant bull or the breeding herd, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, reed buck, bush buck, water buck, giraffe, warthog and all the small antelope like duiker and steenbok.
The northern area of Royal Jozini game reserve has breath-taking scenery, open grasslands and tall trees like maroela and knob-thorn acacias, amongst many others. An area to photograph of the most beautiful, interesting or iconic trees! In the area you will find kudu and nyala, wildebeest,zebra and the indomitable warthog.
And at night time, throughout the reserve, it’s wonderful if you catch sight of any of these nocturnal animals, like leopard, African civet, genet, serval, the brave honey badger, bush pigs and bat-eared foxes, side striped and black-backed jackal and even porcupine – but you may only hear the cry of the Bush Baby. Certain areas of the reserve are no go areas at night.
Can we do a day trip to the Royal Jozini Reserve?
There are no facilities for day trippers and no picnic spots. Access to the game reserve is by booking accommodation in one of the lodges or at the tented camp.
What kind of vehicle will I need to travel inside the game reserve?
You can get to all the accommodation lodges in a saloon car.
To go on game drives (they are currently self-drive only) and Lake Jozini, you will need an SUV, bakkie or 4×4 – in order to have reasonable clearance on the roads.
Is there fuel nearby the Game Reserve?
In the village of Lavumisa, which is 9kms south from our gate, at the Kingdom of eSwatini border there is a gas station where petrol and 50 diesel are sold