Mahai Royal Natal National Park logo

Caravanning and Camping

Contact Details

PO Box 13053, Cascades, 3202
Tel: 033 845 1000
Fax: 033 845 1001


Mahai Camp - Royal Natal - KZN Wildlife is in KwaZulu-Natal


KZN Wildlife Home
Injisuthi Camp Home Page
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve Home Page
Mahai Royal Natal National Park Home Page
Maphelane Campsite Home Page
Midmar Dam Nature Reserve Home Page
Mkuze Game Reserve Home Page
Monks Cowl Resort Home Page
Sodwana Bay National Park Home Page
St. Lucia Estuary Home Page
Umlalazi Nature Reserve Home Page

Resort Symbols

This is a general guide and neither nor the Resort is responsible for any errors

50Stands available
100% wheelchair friendly100% wheelchair friendly
220 Volts Electricity220 Volts Electricity
Ablutions with hot and coldwaterAblutions with hot and coldwater
Braai facilitiesBraai facilities
Credit cards welcomeCredit cards welcome
Dogs prohibitedDogs prohibited
Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
Motorhomes welcomeMotorhomes welcome
Scullery tubsScullery tubs
Security fenced and/or patrolledSecurity fenced and/or patrolled
Shop facilitiesShop facilities
Stands for caravansStands for caravans
Stands for tentsStands for tents
Water points close to sitesWater points close to sites
Wheelchair friendly with assistanceWheelchair friendly with assistance

Mahai Camp - Royal Natal - KZN Wildlife

KwaZulu-Natal  -  Drakensberg   -   Bergville

Mahai Camp - Royal Natal - KZN Wildlife -

Type of Resort


Mountain ResortMountain Resort

Resort Summary      KwaZulu-Natal  -  Drakensberg   -   Bergville

Royal Natal National Park boasts some of the most splendid mountain scenery in Africa. Nestled along the Mahai River with magnificent mountains forming the backdrop, Mahai campsite offers modern ablution facilities, electrified as well as non-electrified sites, unique close up sightings of mountain wildlife, and a great variety of walking and hiking trails.
 Royal Natal boasts some of the most splendid mountain scenery in Africa. The main feature is the world famous Amphitheatre, a rock wall approximately five km in length, and 500m high. 

Above the amphitheatre is Mont-aux-Sources peak where, as its name implies, the Orange river starts its long journey to the Atlantic ocean and Thukela river cascades down the face of the amphitheatre, in one of the highest waterfalls in the world, on its way to the Indian ocean. 

The most popular activity at Royal Natal is undoubtedly hiking.

A comprehensive hiking guide is available for purchase at the Visitor Centre, at Thendele camp office and at the main entrance gate. The brochure shows a map of the park and the network of hiking paths which visit every part of the park from the gentle walk to Fairy Glen to the challenging hike up the Crack and down the Mudslide.

Trout fishing at Royal Natal is available in two dams in the park and in the Mahai and Thukela rivers, and picnicking and swimming in the clear mountain streams are popular pastimes. 

 The award-winning Thendele camp is situated in one of the most picturesque settings in the country, with views of the Amphitheatre from every bungalow. Camping is available at Mahai Campground, catering for 400 campers and caravanners, and at Rugged Glen Campground which accommodates 45 visitors.

The stables at Rugged Glen provide opportunities to ride into the mountains for unique views and sightings of mountain reedbuck and grey rhebuck that seem to have no fear of people on horse back.





















Enquiry Form
Please fill in the form below and enter a code before you click submit.

You must have javascript and cookies enabled to use this form

[* Indicates required fields]

Contact Name*


Telephone & Dial Code*

Fax & Dial Code

Cellular Phone*


Please type your message here

If you can see the following field please leave it blank
Send me a copy of this email