The campsites in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park vary in size from the intimate 10-site facility at Mabibi beach to the much larger Sodwana Bay camping facility which is divided into a number of camps.

Camping is possible at Kosi Bay, Mabibi, Sodwana Bay, uMkhuze, False Bay, Cape Vidal, Lake St Lucia Estuary and Maphelane.

Kosi Bay

The Kosi Bay campsite consists of 16 sites, all with plug points. Some of the sites are situated directly on Lake Nhlange, the largest of the lakes in the Kosi Bay system, others are set further back.

Coastal Forest

The Mabibi campsite consists of 10 campsites, none of which have plug points. The sites are situated on the top of the forested dune, and access to the beach is via a long wooden stairway. The water in the ablution facilities is not potable.

Sodwana Bay

The Sodwana Bay campsite is divided into a number of different camps. The Igwalagwala camp site is a more secluded area consisting of 33 sites with plug points. In the main camp there are a further 64 sites with plug points and 286 sites without plug points.


The eMshophi campsite in uMkhuze has 55 campsites all of which are serviced by plug points. The site is located at the western entrance of the Park on the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains and has a communal pool and children's playground.

False Bay

The 38 campsites at False Bay all overlook Lake St Lucia. Five of the sites are serviced by plug points.

Eastern Shores

The Cape Vidal campsite consists of 50 campsites set in coastal dune forest and within easy walking distance of the beach. Limited supplies are available from the curio shop.

Lake St Lucia Estuary

There are two campsites in the Lake St Lucia Estuary area. Sugarloaf campsite, situated alongside the Estuary and near the Ski-boat Club is the largest with 92 sites, all of which have plug points. A swimming pool is situated in the camp.

The Eden Park campsite is located closer to the town of St Lucia and consists of 20 sites with plug points. This site is only used during peak holiday periods.


The Maphelane campsite consists of 40 campsites, none of which have plug points. The site is within walking distance of the Maphelane beach.