The Mkambati Nature Reserve covers 8000 hectares of coastal grasslands and deep forested gorges.
The forested ravines of the Msikaba and Mtentu rivers flank the grasslands, where Eland, Blesbuck, Red Hartebeest and Burchells Zebra are commonly seen against the blue backdrop of the ocean. Birdlife is prolific with 290 species having been recorded with Crowned Eagles and Cape Vultures regularly being sighted along the high gorges and flocks of Crowned Cranes being viewed on the grasslands.
The reserve is relatively undeveloped with the best way to explore it being on foot. There are 10kms of coastline that traverse rugged rocky beaches and large waterfalls that flow directly into the sea. Breathtaking views of the Msikaba gorge may be obtained by walking through the grasslands above the river. At one viewpoint, a large natural amphitheater towers over dense forest.