On a surf n' turf safari in KwaZulu-Natal you can experience what most people think is impossible - the opportunity to see the Rhino, Elephant and Whale in one eco-system. iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a World Heritage Site because of these and many other outstanding features. You can reach the southern iSimangaliso Wetland Park in about 3 - 4 hours from Durban by car. Once you get to Maphelane, home of the world s highest vegetated dune, you enter a region of exceptional beauty. You will be mesmerised by one visual delight after another! The park continues all the way up the Elephant Coast to Kosi Bay near the Mozambique border.
Surf and Turf Safari in KwaZulu-Natal
iSimangaliso Wetland ParkIsimangaliso is made up of 3 huge lake systems, the largest estuary in Africa, miles and miles of pristine beaches, rare coastal forest, rolling grasslands and beautiful coral reefs. You can see Big Five game and huge populations of Hippo and Crocodile plus a great variety of birdlife that is enough to send any birding enthusiast scrambling for their checklists.In the marine reserve you can descend into the depths on spectacular scuba diving adventures or stay on the surface and snorkel to your heart's content. See beautiful hard and soft corals, sponges, Reef fish, Tiger Sharks, Mantas, Morays and seasonal visitors like Ragged-tooth Sharks, Whale Sharks and Whales. In summer you can join Turtles Nesting tours on the beaches at night.
Surf n' Turf Safari LodgesThis KwaZulu-Natal national park is a magnificent setting for a surf n' turf safari. The following lodges offer superb access to all the top attractions in this region.Makakatana Bay Lodge
This lovely lodge is located on the edge of Lake St Lucia in a dune forest. Enjoy a welcoming and homely atmosphere while savouring the peace and luxury of your surroundings. The en-suite rooms are modern and spacious with outdoor showers and floor to ceiling sliding doors that lead to great viewing decks. Makakatana offers excellent lodge facilities and a range of activities such as Big Five game drives, beach safaris, boat trips plus local excursions / tours.Sodwana Bay Lodge
Sodwana Bay is one of the top ten dive resorts in the world, so even if you have never tried it you can learn the basics or just how to snorkel properly. There are beginner's courses right up to advanced available. The lodge is located near a lake at the edge of the sea and it is designed to blend harmoniously with the natural environment. The en-suite chalets are thatched and families are welcome. There is plenty on offer at the lodge including the PADI dive centre, a spa, volleyball court, fishing, quad biking and lots more including Turtle Tours and Whale watching in season. Rocktail Beach Camp
Rocktail Bay is at the top end of iSimangaliso and offers a remote, wild expanse of beach plus exclusive diving and snorkelling. Set back from the sea in the coastal forest, Rocktail Beach Camp offers a delightful escape into nature with tented suites and excellent facilities including a children's playroom. Activities include exclusive access to dive sites from the PADI dive centre, snorkelling, birding, guided beach and forest trails, fishing, Turtle Drives in season, excursions to Lake Sibaya and a community village for quad biking and Zulu culture.
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