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. The first World Heritage Site to be named in South Africa for its incredible natural beauty, and ecological diversity, the Park has been operational since 1999, and covers 332 000 hectares in the north eastern edge of KwaZulu Natal.
The park is made up of Lake St Lucia, the St Lucia and Maputaland Marine Reserves, the Coastal Forest Reserve, the Kosi Bay Natural Reserve and Mkuze Game Reserve- and makes up the country’s third largest protected land mass. As a result, the fauna and flora is among the most impressive in the world. Boasting 500 species of South African birds, as well as a number of larger wildlife such as hippos, elephant, rhino and a wide variety of buck.
iSimangaliso means miracle and wonder, and we couldn’t think of a better name to describe this environmental phenomenon.Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we thought we’d give you a glimpse into daily life on the plains of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park.
For quiet, serene accommodation right on the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, look no further than Nibela Lake Lodge. This comfortable Hluhluwe accommodation is the ideal location from which to explore all the natural beauty that the area has to offer. To secure your spot, or to find out more, explore our website, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +27 35 562 9005 today!
Image Credits (in order): Pim Stouten, Vaiz Ha, alpros, alpros, Vaiz Ha, alpros, Gerry Zambonini, Gimli62, Paul Seligman, ka.hi