About Muzi Pan

Few people know about Muzi Pan, yet it is one of the highlights of any birding trip to KwaZulu-Natal's northern coast. It lies within the greater iSimangaliso Wetland Park, close to the eastern entrance of Mkuze Game Reserve.

Did you know? To reach the Muzi Pan follow the dirt road from the community centre.

Muzi Pan is east of the eastern boundary of Mkhuze Game Reserve, north of the Mkuze River, where the D820 dirt road connects with Route 22 as the latter heads north from Hluhluwe towards Sodwana (you can see the pan very clearly on Google maps – it runs in a north-south direction).

This small body of water is the site of 420 recorded bird species that include a Pacific golden plover, pectoral sandpipers, collared pratincoles, pygmy geese, blue-cheeked bee-eaters, giant kingfishers, grey wagtails, pels, pelicans, herons, and a feast of waders. The abundance of waterbirds makes it well worth a visit.

The swamp or pan that forms part of the Mkhuze River floodplain, is totally undeveloped - its banks a mixture of forest and rural village.

Best time to visit: undoubtedly summer as the density and diversity of birds increases, and you can almost guarantee a sighting of at least 120 birds in a visit.

Muzi Pan Canoe Adventures offer canoe and fishing trips that include rich cultural experiences like the eating of traditional food, traditional healing and introduction to local folklore.

Need to Know

WhereMuzi Pan, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours

OvernightStay in St Lucia Accommodation, KwaZulu Natal


Please note, business details can change. While we endeavour to ensure all information provided by the service provider is correct at the time of publication, we do not assume any liability caused by errors or changes, such as price, cost, time, and location. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described, before making any travel plans.


If this is your attraction, you can let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies, by email. We regret, we do not have any other information, please contact the provider if you have questions.

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options in St Lucia

Things to do in the area

Accommodation convenient to Muzi Pan

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / KwaZulu Natal Accommodation / Elephant Coast Accommodation / St Lucia Accommodation

St Lucia as a destination

Want to stay overnight?


When would you like to stay?
Choose dates

Number of Guests

Why book with SA-Venues.com
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No airy fairy service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All St Lucia property owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud).
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
South Africa. Explore. Experience. Stay

SA-Venues.com® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.