See elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, as well as giraffe, tsessebe and other antelope species – or sit back and enjoy panoramic views of Lake St Lucia and the Eastern Shores dunes.
Currently the accommodation at Charters Creek is closed. A rebuild is underway and new facilities are due to be completed during 2016.
Guided game drives and night drives can be taken in the Western Shores section. The following operators can be contacted:
Currently open to day visitors only – fishing from the shore and by boat (enquire about Lake levels prior to arrival)
Dukukduku Gate: Follow the R618 from Mtubatuba to St Lucia, to the Dukuduku Gate situated on the left hand side 2km before reaching the town of St Lucia.
Nhlozi Gate: Turn off the N2 20km north of Mtubatuba or 32km south of Hluhluwe towards Charters Creek. Continue along the tar road for 13km to reach the Nhlozi Gate. Follow the road signs pointing right onto the Western Shores.
To reach Charters Creek, travel a further 5km on gravel road to get to the Charters Creek day visitor facility.
Please Note: Park gate access procedures will be changing its access systems at the Bhangazi, Dukuduku, Nhlozi, eMshophi, Ophansi and Sodwana gates, as of 1 December 2016. The new system will automate some of the current manual systems and assist with security in the Park. On entry your driver's licence and car licence will be scanned and you will be asked to sign acceptance of the terms and conditions of entry to the Park. You are required to pay cash for your entry fee at the gates.