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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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Birding Guide: Top Sightings on the Nibela Peninsula

The coastal region of KwaZulu Natal is renowned as a birding hotspot for nature lovers and avid bird-watchers in South Africa. The floodplains, forested woodlands and grasslands around Nibela provide an array of habitat for one of the most diversely populated birding areas in the country. Take a look at[…]

Game viewing in Hluhluwe

Day Trip Highlight: Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Game Reserve is one of the oldest protected wildlife reserves in Africa; stretching across 96,000 hectares in central KwaZulu Natal. Hluhluwe Game Reserve (in the north) and Umfolozi Reserve (in the south) combine to form the greater Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve. The two reserves are logistically managed separately, but make[…]

Fishing St Lucia

Spotlight on St Lucia

If you’re looking for a quiet spot to hang your hat or put your feet up, St Lucia is a destination with more to offer than most. St Lucia’s relaxed pace of life, along with its incredible wildlife and outdoor experiences make it the ideal place to escape from the[…]

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Best Day Trips from Nibela Lake Lodge

Nibela Lake Lodges lies at the forested heartland of the wetlands of KwaZulu Natal, in a region that is brimming with exciting marine conservation areas, big game parks and local craft markets to add to your itinerary. Here are just some of our ideas for the best day trips from[…]

Nibela Lake Lodge

Catching Up with Resident Bird Expert Lucky Ngubane

Nibela Lake Lodge is home to some of the most interesting and diverse bird life on the Elephant Coast. From flocks of Flamingos to the rarely-spotted and the highly sought-after Rosy-throated Longclaw, the banks of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park are a birders paradise. Birding at Nibela offers an experience unlike[…]

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

There’s no doubt about it that the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park is a true wonder, and lies like an untouched gem on the north east Coast of South Africa. This oasis boasts some of the most mesmerising landscapes, seascapes and ecological diversity that the country has to offer; all in one[…]

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iSimangaliso Wetlands Park Photoblog

From pristine beaches, to rich swamps, diverse coral reefs, flourishing coastal forests and so much more, the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park offers environmental beauty and diversity like no other.