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Western Shores Isimangaliso Wetland Park Zululand

Western Shores Isimangaliso Wetland Park Zululand is part of the only South African World Heritage Site situated in beloved Zululand. The 25000 hectares of rehabilitated wildlife area has only recently opened to the public in 2013. One of the great benefits when visiting the western shores is that you can either have a quick visit or spend a lengthy time enjoying the sights.

  • Quick access to the two entry and exit points.
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Western Shores Isimangaliso Wetland Park Zululand – Where

This 25000 hectares of beautiful rehabilitated ares is situated to the west of the coastal town of St Lucia.

The two entry and exit points:

  • The Dukuduku Gate Complex is on the road (R618) to St. Lucia
  • Nhlozi Gate is off (East) the N2 highway between Mtubatuba and Hluhluwe
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Western Shores Isimangaliso Wetland Park Zululand – Why?

  • Considerable work has been done within the reserve so roads are in good condition and a standard sedan will easily cope.
  • Generally, visibility is good for game watching.
  • Not a Big 5 area but has a good variety of game including a number of birds.
  • Ideal place to introduce young children to nature and there are safe spots to stop for a break. Enjoy a breakfast or picnic at one of these spots.
  • Toilets and other amenities are well-maintained and spotlessly clean.
  • Rest spots, toilets and amenities are wheelchair friendly.
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Western Shores Isimangaliso Wetland Park Zululand – Places of Interest

  • uBhejane Picnic Site close to a muddy pool where rhino often laze.
  • uMphathe and uMdoni Loop.
  • uMthoma Aerial Boardwalk is a shady and cool place to visit and the cry of the fish eagle can often be heard.
  • Charters Creek is ideal for an early morning sunrise photograph over the lake.
  • eMgadankawu Hide is adjacent to a water hole that attracts game most of the day.
  •  Makakatana Bay Lodge is an exclusive upmarket private lodge on the Western Shore and is the only accommodation available.
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Western Shores Isimangaliso Wetland Park Zululand – Stay Over

St Lucia is an ideal place to stay for a few days and offers estuary cruises, whale watching, turtle tours  and many other activities.  The town has a variety of accommodation options and great restaurants.

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Western Shores Isimangaliso Wetland Park Zululand

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