By Sihle Mthembu
The man was part of a group of men who opened fire on the reserve's rangers yesterday morning.
Police say the 40-year-old suspected poacher was killed on scene.
The ranger who was hurt during the shootout suffered minor injuries and is in a stable condition.
Police have also seized a firearm that is licensed to the father of the deceased. He has been arrested for giving his firearm to an unlicensed person.
The father and four other suspects are due to appear in the Ngwelezane Magistrates Court tomorrow on charges of attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm.