Discover Isimangaliso Game Reserve a World Heritage Site with Heritage Tours & Safaris
iSimangaliso means miracle and wonder which perfectly describes this exceptional KwaZulu-Natal Wetland Park on the Elephant coast.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park ( formerly Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park) incorporates a variety of habitats from Mountains to grasslands, forests, wetlands, mangroves and ancient dunes, magnificent beaches and coral reefs. KwaZulu-Natal Wetland Park stretches along the Zululand coast from Maphelane in the south to Kosi Bay in the north, the Mozambique border.
Covering 220km (137 miles) of coastline, ten unique destinations: Maphelane, Lake St. Lucia/St. Lucia Estuary, Cape Vidal and the Eastern Shores, Charters Creek and the Western Shores, False Bay, Sodwana Bay, uMkhuze, Lake Sibaya, Coastal Forest and Kosi Bay.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park offers eco-tourists some of the most diverse African wildlife and outdoor experiences possible. The variety of fauna and flora is unique. iSimangaliso Wetlands Park in KwaZulu-Natal protects rare swamp forests, Africa’s largest estuary and some of the world’s highest coastal vegetated dunes, which are 25 000 years old.
“iSimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (the Rhinoceros) and the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal (the Elephant) share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish (the Coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal (the Whale)” – Nelson Mandela.
Join Heritage Tours & Safaris who manages the largest concessions in the area discover the diversity of the magnificent area with us.
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