Ntsikeni Nature Reserve comprises 9000ha of pristine flower-filled grasslands 60 Km's from Creighton and 30 kms from Franklin in Southern KZN. It features a large and very important wetland of some 1200 ha at 1800m amsl (the same height as Wakkerstroom so it can get cold!). It is surrounded by impressive buttresses with evocative names like Mangeni, Tsawule, and Elephant Hill. Visible forever, Ntsikeni Mountain towers above all, with its unmistakable shape making sense of the name.
The central support of a traditional home is an 'ntsika'.
The reserve has enjoyed natural protection and secrecy due to its remoteness, isolation and inaccessibility.
Yellow Breasted Pipits, Cape and Bearded Vultures, Black and Montague's Harriers, African Marsh and even the rare Western Marsh Harriers and other exciting large species like breeding Wattled Cranes, can be found.