ISIMANGALISO

Wetland Park

The remarkable iSimangaliso Wetland Park was South Africa’s very first World Heritage Site and has been inspiring people all around the world since 1999. Not only is the park filled with wonder, extraordinary beauty and endless adventures, but it boasts an impressive array of wildlife – an experience you wouldn’t want to miss.

Distance from St Lucia: 2.1 km

This wetland park is home to Africa’s largest estuarine system – the St Lucia Estuary – as well as the second highest vegetated dunes in the world. Bursting with a variety of wildlife and ecosystems, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is bound to keep your interest peaked and your eye wide.

Our Night drives and all other game drives we do in St Lucia are conducted on the Eastern Shores that provide access to the pristine beaches of iSimangaliso. The western shores fall with the other concession holders and do not provide access to the beaches.

The park offers:

  • Three major lake systems
  • 350 km² of water surface
  • 220 km of coastline and beaches
  • 190 km of marine reserve
  • 100 different coral species
  • 800 hippopotami
  • 1200 crocodiles
  • 2000 plant species
  • 1 200 fish species
  • 526 bird species
  • 25 000-year-old coastal dunes
  • 700-years old fishing tradition
  • 5 cultural groups: Zulu, Swazi, Shangaan, Tonga and relict Gonda

If that doesn’t keep you busy, visit one of the ten unique destinations that this magnificent Wetland Park covers:

  • Cape Vidal
  • Mission Rocks
  • Kosi Bay
  • Coastal Forest
  • Lake Sibaya
  • Sodwana
  • Mkuze Game Reserve
  • False Bay
  • Western Shores & Charters Creek
  • Lake St Lucia
  • Eastern Shores & Cape Vidal
  • Mphelane

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