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Top Four Ways to Spend Christmas in KwaZulu Natal

If you’re in the lush province of KwaZulu Natal this festive season there are a multitude of ways to take advantage of the breathtaking nature for which this area is so well-known. Teeming with family friendly activities, and boasting some of the best weather in the country, we’ve highlighted the[…]

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Operation Rhino: Looking Back 50 Years On

The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa, became the only sanctuary for white rhinos in Southern Africa and rescued them from the brink of extinction through the influential project Operation Rhino. More than 50 years after its initiation, the positive results of Operation Rhino are still[…]

All you need to know about Hluhluwe Pineapple Tours

Hluhluwe is South Africa’s pineapple growing capital. The region produces 90% of the fresh eating pineapples of South Africa. The variety of pineapple grown in Hluhluwe is the Queen Pineapple. The Eastern Cape is the other major pineapple producing region, where Cayenne pineapples are grown.

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Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park Photo Blog

The oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa, the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is an absolute must-see on a trip up the Elephant Coast. Rich in wildlife of all sizes, and boasting an abundance of vegetation and diverse landscape, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is the only state-run park that houses the illustrious Big 5 in the[…]

The Tale of How iSimangaliso Wetland Park came to be

Spanning 280km from the Mozambique border in the north, to Mapelane, south of Lake St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park is South Africa’s third largest protected area and one of its most important protected natural habitats. ISimangaliso’s rich biodiversity and astounding natural beauty are thanks to a melding together of different[…]

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Hluhluwe Mountain Biking Trails

The Hluhluwe area offers excellent mountain biking trails from the doorstep of your chalet at Nibela Lake Lodge. The Nibela Peninsula, False Bay Park and St Lucia Wetlands Park have a number of excellent routes for novice to experienced riders looking to escape to the great outdoors on two wheels.[…]

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Spring in Hluhluwe: Best Outdoor Activities at Nibela Lake Lodge

Let us take your breath away, this September, as the enchanting forest surrounding the Nibela Lake Lodge, comes alive with the beauty of Spring. Situated beneath a luscious canopy of trees, the Nibela Lake Lodge overlooks the magnificent St Lucia Estuary. The sheer magnificence of nature culminates in Hluhluwe this[…]

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6 Night/7 Day Itinerary along the Elephant Coast

KwaZulu Natal’s Elephant Coast is home to world-renowned game and birding parks including Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The Elephant Coast is characterised by pristine wetlands, beautiful beaches and Big 5 game parks. Here’s our recommended 6 Night / 7 Day Itinerary to see it all.