ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK

The Park includes the lake, beaches, grasslands, dune forests and marine reserve

ISimangaliso Wetland Park

Isimangaliso means miracle, or the greatest thing you will ever see. You won’t be let down when you first glance at the amazing ecosystems of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Centred around the Lake St Lucia lagoon system, Isimangaliso was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. The Park includes the lake, beaches, grasslands, dune forests and marine reserve. It is home to an exceptional biodiversity which is indicated by its 521 bird species.

It is the largest estuarine system in Africa and includes the southernmost extension of coral reefs. Among its attractions are the world’s highest forested sand dunes, large numbers of nesting turtles, whales, dolphins, whale-sharks and huge numbers of waterfowl including large breeding colonies of pelicans. In recent years, buffalo and elephant have been reintroduced onto the eastern shores of the lake.

Bring your swim gear for a dive in the ocean at Cape Vidal!

Best time to travel to ISimangaliso Wetland Park

The best time to visit ISimangaliso Wetland Park is in the winter months from May to September when the bush is thinner and the animals hang around the places that provide drinking water. This time is particularly great for swimming, when it is not so cold.

Special interests? Talk to us and we can include these in your itinerary.

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