Unforgettable experiences for the whole family

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a huge protected area along the coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province. The park’s centrepiece is the vast Lake St. Lucia, home to large numbers of hippos, crocodiles, pelicans and flamingos.

  • My wife and I visited Mkuze, Cape Vidal and Dukuduku last week as part of our "birding trip". We were highly impressed with the friendly staff at the gates, the nice picnic areas, clean toilets and above all, the magnificent parks. The whole area is fantastic to visit and highly recommended for keen birders.
    Tom Johnson
  • This was a lovely relaxed drive through the park up to Cape Vidal. Several lovely view sites. We saw a good variety of animals and birds . Well worth a visit.
    Joan Avina
  • Very efficient and friendly team from booking to the day of the activities. Had a great time with our two skipper; one for the game drive and the other one for the hippo and boat cruise. Both skippers were friendly and knowledgeable; fun activities do whether as a couple or with family and kids or big groups.
    Gordon Dale

Discover the 10 Jewels

Explore iSimangaliso's unique interlinking ecosystems



Adventures, competitons and worthy causes to get involved in

iSimangaliso My Rhino, Our Future

Giving the youth a voice in the war against rhino poaching and seeking to create the next generation of wildlife ambassadors.

iSimangaliso MTB Multi Day Event

Ride through a World Heritage Site traversing eight interlinking ecosystems – seeing elephants one day and whales the next.

iSimangaliso Trail Challenge

This is not a race to see who can finish first, but to connect with a place of global significance and beauty.

iSimangaliso Sodwana Bay Festival

This event draws talented photographers from around the world to test their skills documenting iSimangaliso’s natural splendour.

Latest News

Updates and announcements from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority

  • 28 February 2023

    Minister appoints the new iSimangaliso Board

  • 02 February 2023

    iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority celebrate International Wetlands Day

  • 31 January 2023

    Partnership with Stakeholders yields positive results

  • 01 December 2022

    Success of Tertiary Education Support Programme Beneficiaries Celebrated

  • 30 November 2022

    The GEF 7 Project Launch

  • 11 November 2022

    Gate Tariffs and Activity Permits price increase

  • 01 November 2022

    Public comment invited on the revised draft white paper on the Conservation and ...

  • 21 October 2022

    Hippo incident in iSimangaliso Wetland Park Lake St Lucia

  • 01 October 2022

    Implementation of iSimangaliso’s commercialisation strategy is gaining momentum

  • 24 September 2022

    Heritage Day

  • 26 August 2022

    Alert on Road Construction From St Lucia Main Beach (Jabula Beach) to Ingwe Beach.

  • 18 August 2022


iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Your Place of Miracle
and Wonder Awaits.