African Travel Concept

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is located 300km north of Durban, on Kwazulu-Natal’s sub-tropical coastline.

This national reserve, formerly known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, is a prime destination for those looking for a combination of land-based and marine wildlife. 

The Wetland Park is regarded as the only place on the globe where the world’s oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and largest land mammal (the elephant) share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish (the coelacanth) and largest marine mammal (the whale).

Some of the ecological treasures of the region include 100 species of coral, 8 interlinking ecosystems, the last major swamp forests left in South Africa, 3 major lake systems including Kosi Bay, Lake St Lucia and Lake Sibayi, and 105 years of conservation, which makes it Africa’s oldest protected area.

The Park is an amazing experience for both the wildlife enthusiast and those curious about local culture. iSimangaliso is home to significant cultural heritage sites where you will  encounter 5 distinct cultural groups including Zulu, Swazi, Shangaan, Tonga and Gonda.

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