Welcome to Isimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso means "miracle and wonder" in the Zulu language, and
it's a fitting name for this World Heritage Area, home to Africa's
largest estuarine system. Formerly the Greater St. Lucia Wetland
Park, iSimangaliso lies on the northeastern coast of Kwazulu Natal
and connects eight interwoven ecosystems, including coral reefs,
croc-filled rivers, lakes, towering coastal dunes, swamplands, and
savanna. Not surprisingly, the area supports an incredible variety of
wildlife. More than 526 species of birds inhabit the reserve, as well
as leatherback and loggerhead turtles, leopards, rhinos, and Africa's
highest concentration of hippos and crocodiles. This unique wilderness
area offers you the chance to combine a classic safari experience with
coastal adventures in the marine reserve, such as kayaking, fishing, diving, and snorkeling.

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