26 Places of Interest on the Elephant Coast

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Mountain Passes

Cecil Mack's Pass

Cecil Mack's Pass is one of the most remote border crossings in South Africa. It lies in the Lebombo Mountains on the boundary between KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland. Officially it has been closed since flood damage washed almost all of the pass away in 1986 ...

National Parks / Lakes / Dams / Nature Reserves

Charters Creek

Charters Creek lies on the Western Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on KwaZulu Natal's Elephant Coast. This section is a recent addition to the St Lucia collection, opening to the general public only in December 2013. Before that only a few ...

Nature Reserves

Enseleni Nature Reserve

The Enseleni Nature Reserve is a small reserve of 293 hectares lying just inland from the town of Richards Bay, almost midway between Empangeni and Richards Bay. Obviously it is a popular day's outing for visitors to the area, and the coastal grasslands and ...

Game Reserves / Game Farms / Game Parks

Falaza Wildlife Park

Falaza is aptly named after a war veteran of King Cetshwaya's Zulu Impi (1873-1883), who, over a century ago fought against the British forces at the famous battle of Isandlwana. His village, built on the fertile banks of the Mzinene river, was known by the ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

False Bay Park

Birders regard False Bay Park as one of the better places to spot African broadbills. Use the designated trails to find an area of forest that has an open understorey but closed canopy for best opportunity. And you can also see one of the country's few ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Futululu Park

Futululu Park is just outside the town of St Lucia; a lesser known birding spot on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal. It lies within the Dukuduku Forest that falls within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Futululu caters mostly for groups of school children and ...

Forests

Giant Raffia Forest

Kosi Bay lies in the north-eastern corner of KwaZulu-Natal, almost on the border with Mozambique. It might be called a ‘bay’, but Kosi Bay is, in fact, four interconnected lakes running north to south behind a huge sand ...

Nature Reserves

Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park

The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first Natural World Heritage Site on 1 December 1999. It is considered South Africa's third largest park and extends from Mapelane (Cape St. Lucia) in the South, to Kozi Bay in the North. The ...

Marine Protected Areas

iSimangaliso Marine Protected Area

iSimangaliso Marine Protected Area protects the world's southern-most coral reefs, considered one of the most important breeding sites for leatherback and loggerhead turtles. These reefs are home to around 1 200 species of fish, 43 different types of ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Game Reserves / Lakes / Dams / National Parks / Nature Reserves / World Heritage Sites

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Now known as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia Wetland Park lies on the north eastern edge of KwaZulu-Natal. The incredibly beautiful series of beaches, coral reefs, lakes, swamps, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands that stretch all the ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Miscellaneous

Isiphaphalazi Butterfly Dome

In the butterfly dome, live indigenous butterfly species are shown within their natural environment, inviting tourists and locals to see and be a part of this habitat in an up-close way. The plants on which they thrive and those that they need to survive are ...

Nature Reserves

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve

The Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is situated on the coast in the northern part of KwaZulu Natal and surrounds the Kosi Bay lake system. The system consists of four lakes and a series of inter-connecting channels which drain via a sandy estuary into the Indian ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Kuleni Game Park

Kuleni Game Park is the product of many years or careful thought and planning. It's a warm and friendly place, created in the wild to give a feeling of safety and togetherness with the wildlife and the beautiful environment. Peace, freedom and a sense of ...

Lakes / Dams

Lake Mavuya

Lake Mavuya is a large wetland and lake region on KwaZulu-Natal's north coast, just south of the Futululu forest and park. It is owned by Sappi, who bought the estate in 1989. However, whilst it remains managed by the forestry company, a large portion of the ...

Lakes / Dams / Nature Reserves

Lake Sibaya

Lake Sibaya is the largest fresh water lake in South Africa with a surface area of 77 km˛ and an average depth of 13 m. The lake was previously connected to the sea and with the closure of the estuary, numerous invertebrates and vertebrates were trapped in a ...

Elephant Coast as a destination

In the neighbourhood

Hluhluwe, Jozini, Kosi Bay, Lake Sibaya, Mabibi, Mkuze, Mtubatuba, Ndumo, Sodwana Bay, St Lucia

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