LeoLapa - Mjejane Game Reserve is the last extensive tract of pristine indigenous bush bordering onto the Crocodile River which forms the southern boundary of the world famous Kruger National Park. In fact Mjejane Game Reserve is the only development of its kind adjoining the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park.
During 2008 the 10km stretch of fence separating Mjejane from the Kruger National Park was removed. This means that Mjejane Game Reserve is now an extension of the Kruger Park. Not only are animals moving freely between both sides of the river but the Kruger National Park authority has taken over the ecological management of Mjejane Game Reserve.
In this highly sought after area there simply is no more available land with undisturbed bush for further developments such as Mjejane Game Reserve. The property enjoys 10 kilometres of fabulous Crocodile River frontage and of historical significance and of considerable comfort to investors, Mjejane Game Reserve is a fully settled land claim. Furthermore, a direct access bridge into the Kruger's own road network is available for guests to drive their own personal SUV or 4x4 across.
Mjejane adjoins the Crocodile River south of the Biyamiti section of the Kruger National Park. Technically the ecozone representing this area is referred to as Sabie/Crocodile thickets. This specific region is particularly appealing in that the vegetation is characterised by tall woodlands made up of knob-thorn and other acacia species mixed in with trees such as marulas, lead woods, bush willow, apple-leafs, silver cluster-leafs and tambotis. Growing along the watercourses and drainage lines are magnificent trees such as the jackal berry, sausage tree and sycamore fig.
Along the length of the property adjoining the Kruger Park, the Crocodile River passes through reed beds, rocky fast flowing channels and deeper pools. It is home to a high density of hippos and crocodiles. Where the river flows alongside the floodplain, the spotting of game coming to the river to drink is easy.
The Big Five are found throughout this region and may be seen from LeoLapa. Herds of buffalo and elephant frequent the riverine area and predators such as leopard, lion, hyena and wild dog have been seen here. Waterbuck and other antelope such as kudu, bushbuck and impala are common. Plains game such as zebra and wildebeest come to the river to drink particularly in the dry months of the year. The area is known for its good rhino sightings.
Game Reserve is first and foremost a place of rest where guests will find a tranquil retreat in the bush. Being open to the Kruger National Park, Mjejane Game Reserve has the same variety of game that is found in the Biyamiti region - this includes the Big 5. Another area within the reserve has been identified for safe walking and mountain biking.
Three excellent golf courses (Malelane Country Club, Leopard Creek in Malelane and Kambaku in Komatipoort) are situated within 15 to 30 minutes from the entrance to Mjejane Game Reserve and a fourth, at Skukuza, is within an easy drive through the Park. Tiger-fishing in the Komati River is within 30 minutes and elephant-back safaris and micro light flights are offered a mere 15 minutes from the reserve.
Stocking up on supplies is very easy as both Malelane and Komatipoort offer a host of shops, medical facilities and the like. Day outings to both Swaziland and Mozambique are within easy striking distance from Mjejane Game Reserve.