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Top Choice Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Kosi Bay

Just south of the border of Mozambique is Kosi Bay, located within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The coastal lakes and estuary that make up the area are far enough away from the busy shores further south that it re…
Top Choice Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Sodwana Bay

Caught between dense forest and pristine sands you'll find Sodwana Bay, a well-loved vacation destination for locals and tourists alike. Popular activities include guided walking and birding trails, especially along…
Top Choice Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

uMkhuze Game Reserve

It doesn't have the flashy name recognition of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi or Tembe, but uMkhuze is a hidden gem of a reserve. Lions were introduced in 2014, but even before that visitors came for terrific hyena, rhino and el…
Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Western Shores

The region northwest of St Lucia Estuary is called the Western Shores, and comprises two stunning lakeside spots, known as Fani’s Island (closed to visitors at the time of research due to drought conditions) and Cha…
Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Eastern Shores

The four scenic routes in the Eastern Shores – pan, vlei (marshland), coastal dune and grassland – each reflect their different features and ecosystems. Hides, decks and viewpoints provide vistas and wildlife-viewin…
Beach in Eastern Shores

Cape Vidal

If you ask anyone in the know what to see in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park they'll most likely suggest Cape Vidal. Some of the forested sand dunes here rise 150m high and the beaches are excellent for swimming. Ther…
International in St Lucia

Barraca

A large, open veranda onto the main street makes this place easy to spot. It's friendly, the food's tasty and it's great for people-watching and grabbing a bite at any time of the day. For lunch there are open sandw…
Seafood in Sodwana Bay

Leatherbacks

This lovely eating area is open to the breeze, has a range of simple dishes and is a quiet respite from the main road. Other than the breaks between meals it is open from morning to late night, making it ideal for a…
Portuguese in St Lucia

Braza

Cuisine with a touch of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique and Angola – at least that’s what this lively place promotes. It translates as good meaty dishes and grills, although a decent vegetarian platter is also on offer…
Waterfront in Eastern Shores

Mission Rocks

Mission Rocks is a rugged and rock-covered shoreline known for the rock pools that have a fabulous array of sea life on view during low tide. It's important to note that there's no swimming here. They are located ab…