iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is located north of Durban and stretches along the Elephant Coast , Zululand, from Maphelane in the south to Kosi Bay in the north.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is located about three hours from Durban and stretches towards the Mozambique border. It supports a significant breeding ground for Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles. It also features 700 year old fishing traditions, 526 bird species, big game safaris and many more wonders. The park covers 332 000 hectares and contains three major lake systems and five ecosystems.
The greatest congregation of Hippo and Crocodile in the country resides at iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The park is home to a variety to wildlife species with 4 of the Big Five game. Animals in residence include Black and White Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Giraffe, Wild Dog, Zebra, Waterbuck, Kudu, Nyala, Impala, Duiker and Reedbuck.
Birdlife is prolific especially around the wetlands, 4 of which are Ramsar sites. Guests can see Flamingos, Pelicans, Herons, Ducks, Geese and Storks amongst the extraordinary variety of birds. There are 1 200 species of fish and 100 species of coral. iSimangaliso is a scuba diving and snorkelling haven where visitors can see Whales, Dolphins, Turtles and colourful tropical fish.
The all-weather Lubombo Road (R22) – linked to the N2 from Durban – from Hluhluwe to the Mozambique border, via Kosi Bay has created an easy route for tourists and improved community access. Close co-operation between the Mozambican, Swazi and South African governments has almost entirely removed the threat of malaria from the area.