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Unforgettable experiences for the whole family

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a huge protected area along the coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province. The park’s centrepiece is the vast Lake St. Lucia, home to large numbers of hippos, crocodiles, pelicans and flamingos.

  • My wife and I visited Mkuze, Cape Vidal and Dukuduku last week as part of our "birding trip". We were highly impressed with the friendly staff at the gates, the nice picnic areas, clean toilets and above all, the magnificent parks. The whole area is fantastic to visit and highly recommended for keen birders.
    Tom Johnson
  • This was a lovely relaxed drive through the park up to Cape Vidal. Several lovely view sites. We saw a good variety of animals and birds . Well worth a visit.
    Joan Avina
  • Very efficient and friendly team from booking to the day of the activities. Had a great time with our two skipper; one for the game drive and the other one for the hippo and boat cruise. Both skippers were friendly and knowledgeable; fun activities do whether as a couple or with family and kids or big groups.
    Gordon Dale

    Discover the 10 Jewels

    Explore iSimangaliso's unique interlinking ecosystems



    Adventures, competitons and worthy causes to get involved in

    iSimangaliso My Rhino, Our Future

    Giving the youth a voice in the war against rhino poaching and seeking to create the next generation of wildlife ambassadors.

    iSimangaliso MTB Multi Day Event

    Ride through a World Heritage Site traversing eight interlinking ecosystems – seeing elephants one day and whales the next.

    iSimangaliso Trail Challenge

    This is not a race to see who can finish first, but to connect with a place of global significance and beauty.

    iSimangaliso Sodwana Bay Festival

    This event draws talented photographers from around the world to test their skills documenting iSimangaliso’s natural splendour.

    Latest News

    Updates and announcements from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority

    • 23 July 2024

      iSimangaliso GEF-7 Biodiversity Stewardship Workshops yield positive results

    • 12 July 2024


    • 12 July 2024

      Whale season is back in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

    • 25 April 2022

      Minister Creecy to launch report on the scientific basis for breaching the mouth...

    • 18 August 2022

      Ukuboshwa kwabahlaseli behlathi lasefutululu eliphakathi kweSimangaliso Wetland ...

    • 21 November 2022

      The GEF 7 project launch

    • 21 November 2022

      Ukwethulwa kwephrojekthi ye-GEF 7

    • 31 March 2023

      Osomabhizinisi abancane abangamashumi amathathu nanhlanu bokuqala bazohlomula oh...

    • 01 November 2022

      Kumenywa umphakathi ukuba uphawule ngokubuyekezwa komqulu owaziwa nge-White pape...

    • 31 May 2024

      Ithimba leSimangaliso linike uqeqesho kuzinhlangano ezixhaswe ngezimali ngaphans...

    • 26 August 2022

      Isixwayiso ngokwakhiwa komgwaqo osuka eSt Lucia olwandle olukhulu (Jabula Beach)...

    • 05 July 2022

      iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority siqwashisa umphakathi nabavakashi ngezindlov...

    iSimangaliso Wetland Park

    Your Place of Miracle
    and Wonder Awaits.