The history of Mkomazi, and the earlier history of the plains from which it was gazetted, have only really been written up in Fortress Conservation.
This chapter explains how the plains were used, fought over and colonized up until the creation of the Reserve and then the history of the Reserve itself up until about 1998. PDF
There is also this paper from Azania which looks at the earliest history of the plains and the mountains around. PDF
Finally this book chapter was one of the first I published on the history of Mkomazi. PDF