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iSimangaliso Wetland Park - Greater St Lucia travel guide

Listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site in December 1999 in recognition of its unique global values.  The name iSimangaliso means ‘miracle and wonder’. 

The 332 000 hectare Park contains 3 major lake systems, 8 interlinking eco-systems, 700-year old fishing traditions, most of South Africa’s remaining swamp forests, Africa’s largest estuarine system, 526 bird species and 25 000-year old forested coastal dunes - amongst the highest in the world. 

Popular places to visit within iSimangaliso Wetland Park include Lake St Lucia, Cape Vidal, Sodwana Bay, uMkhuze, Lake Sibaya and the Coastal Forest as well as Kosi Bay.  Boat and kayak tours, whale watching, scuba diving and snorkelling, horse safaris and game drives and walks along pristine beaches are possible in the Park. 

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Dinner on the Lake
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Makakatana Bay Lodge

5 Bedrooms and 1 Honeymoon Room

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PPS from R2 350

An intimate contemporary hideaway Makakatana is the only privately owned Lodge set on the banks of Lake St Lucia, within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Herita...

Aerial View
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Thonga Beach Lodge

8 Chalets, 1 Honeymoon Chalet, 3 Family Chalets

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PPS from R2 845

Includes Fully inclusive

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On the pristine Maputaland coast, Thonga Beach Lodge lies in the heart of iSimangaliso World Heritage Park, a magical place with unspoilt beaches, coastal forests ...

Kosi Forest Lodge
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Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge

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PPS from R1 495

Includes All Meals and activities

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In the unspoilt Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, on the Elephant Coast in KwaZulu Natal, this unique lodge offers the unforgettable experience of exploring the tranquillit...

Bhangazi Lodge
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Bhangazi Lodge

4 Bedrooms

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PPS from R395

Bhangazi Lodge is set in the scenic, tranquil town of St Lucia on the Elephant Coast in KwaZulu Natal, surrounded by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritag...

St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge
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St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge (Formerly Kingfisher Lodge)

6 Bedrooms

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PPS from R595

Includes Bed & Breakfast

St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge is an original 135 year old Colonial homestead set in the heart of the Greater Isimangaliso Wetland Park (St Lucia), a World Heritage Sit...

African Ambience
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African Ambience

5 Bedrooms, 1 Honeymoon Room and 1 Family Room

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Rooms from R1 350

PPS from R475

Owner designed and managed, African Ambience Guest House is located in St Lucia on the Elephant Coast in KwaZulu Natal and is a home away from home. Set in tropica...

Serene-Estate
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Serene-Estate Guest House

5 Bedrooms

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PPS from R850

Includes Bed & Breakfast

A totally different experience in St Lucia KwaZulu Natal, bordering the indigenous forest on the Elephant Coast. For lovers of real style, unique architecture and ...

Whale Song
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Whalesong Guest House

4 Bedrooms

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PPS from R430

Whale Song Guest House is on the Elephant Coast in the tranquil village of St Lucia KwaZulu Natal, in the heart of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage ...