The 10 Jewels

The 10 Jewels

The name iSimangaliso means miracle and wonder, which aptly describes this unique place. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park was listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site in December 1999 in recognition of its superlative natural beauty and unique global values.
Coastal Forest

Coastal Forest

Accessible only by off-road vehicles, this section of the Park includes pristine beaches and beautiful dune vistas

Vidal

Eastern Shores & Cape Vidal

The ideal beach and safari destination

False Bay

False Bay

Abounding with treasures both old and new

Kosi Bay

An estuary system comprising of four lakes linked by a network of channels

Lake Sibaya

Southern Africa’s largest natural freshwater lake

Lake St Lucia

Africa’s largest estuarine system sustains an awe-inspiring ecosystem

Maphelane

The southernmost jewel in iSimangaliso’s crown

Sodwana Bay

1,200 species of technicolour marine life are waiting to astound you

uMkhuze

More than 420 species of birds can be found in this bird-lovers’ paradise

Western Shores & Charters Creek

See elephant, rhino and leopard, as well as giraffe, tsessebe and other antelope species