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THE GREATER ST LUCIA WETLAND
The Greater St.
Lucia Wetland Park extends roughly from Sodwana Bay and the Lower Mkuze
Road to Mapelane South. This is the Southern end of the Mozambique Coastal
The Park is only a 2½ hour drive north from Durban & +- 6 hrs from Gauteng.
All 5 Eco-Systems co -exist in this unique area &
the biodiversity of this region allows the visitor access to
the wetlands, Lake St. Lucia, the warm Indian Ocean, sand dune forest,
grassland, Mkuze swamps & Historical fossils dating back 90 million years.
The Big 5 may also be found in Parks in and around the Park
- Unique to this Park the
big 6 of water. These six are CROCODILE, PELICAN, HIPPO, FISH EAGLE, FLAMINGO, GOLIATH
- LAKE ST. LUCIA is
the largest estuary in Africa, it is 65 Km`s long & 25 Km`s
wide at the widest point. Large mammals including buffalo, black rhino
and humpback whales may also be found
- BHENGAZI LAKE-SOUTH
is unique in that it is 14 m below sea level is a fresh water lake between the Indian Ocean
and the salt water of Lake St. Lucia on the other side.
- Cultural Zulu village which is a "living
museum". The indigenous people of the area , descendants of
the famous Zulu King Shaka live in the village where the visitor can
experience Zulu customs, lifestyle & traditional dancing.
- CAPE VIDAL Beach,
has the highest vegetated sand dunes in the world
- Giant female
leatherback & loggerhead turtles return to the same beaches in
the greater St. Lucia Wetland Park where they were born to lay their
- Whale Watching:
whales migrate along the coastline, mating takes place in the Indian
The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park has over 420 species of birds.
KOSI BAY: Kosi Bay is
on the northern boundary of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park here Mocambique can easily be
vited from here.
SELF-GUIDED WALKING TRAILS: There are
many self-guided walking trails in the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park.
Ideal for snorkeling, nature trails, golden beaches, fishing etc.
This is a untouched private spot which includes the highest vegetaed
sand dunes in the world
Hluhluwe or Mkuzi Game reserves: Lion, Rhino,
Leopard, Cheetah, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe and many other
wild animals may be seen.
Deep Sea. Surf or boat fishing are all popular in the area