Advantage Tours St Lucia offer estuary tours and whale watching in St Lucia within the greater iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the North Coast of Zululand

This rangers report is courtesy of Leopard Mountain Lodge and is action packed with news from ranger Chase, Andrew, Adam, Kelwan & Donald. Although its an old post, it gives us a glimpse into life on a game reserve and a typical summer in South Africa. Summer in South Africa Summer brings its changes throughout the country. The fluctuating weather for us means warm days normally ending in a fantastic thunderstorm. Unstable conditions […]

Cape Vidal Wilderness Trails, St Lucia incorporates the forest located on the narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and lake St Lucia. It also covers the part south of Cape Vidal known as the Eastern Shores State Forest. Cape Vidal recently had a major revamp with iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority investing seven million rand into a complete rebuild of the camp site and upgrade of day visitor facilities, due to increasing demand. In 2011 […]

13 Sep

Schistosomiasis, commonly known as bilharzia, is an acute and chronic disease caused by a parasitic worm. The WHO attribute most infections through routine activities which expose them to infested water. – World Health Organisation How bilharzia affects us One of the main contributing factors where people are especially vulnerable to infection is a lack of hygiene. Activities such as swimming or fishing in infested water also play a large role. In 2014 as many as 258 […]

Zululand Walking Safaris is a guided trails walking company based in Zululand and operate from the Leopard Mountain Game Lodge, a 25,000ha BIG 5 Rhino Reserve. With their small team of guides they pride themselves in being able to offer an unforgettable wildlife experience with personalised service, and seeing the Big 5 up close on a walking safari. Various packages are available that can be adapted to suit specific requirements. […]

As we head out into all parts of the African continent exploring, it might be worth while to take note of the following tips from Tony Weaver and Liz Fish in an article published at SA 4×4 Community It’s the overlander’s worst nightmare: miles from nowhere, hot as hell, vehicle dead. And not just dead in the normal sense of the word, like a broken axle or sheared half-shaft, but […]

Its summertime, and the living is easy! As we start winding down for the well deserved holiday break, it is time to put our feet up and start having some fun in the sun. Most South African’s I think are pretty much born with a certain amount of street savvy when it comes to safety first, but as a refresher here are some tips from the SA Police on what […]

Come Explore, Share The Experiences, Be Exhilirated on Zululand’s Route 66 The R66 – Route 66 – between Gingindlovu and Phongolo follows one of the oldest trade routes through Zululand. Settlers resident at Port Natal in the early 19th Century would set off in oxwagons on well-worn tracks and cross into Zululand at a drift very close to the present N2 bridge over the Thukela River. The tracks followed the […]

St. Lucia Game Park Situated in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park just north of the village of St. Lucia, the park consists of dune forest, grasslands to marshes, reeds swamps and mangroves along the St. Lucia Estuary. Winter is one of the ideal times to visit this area, the dry season lasting over winter from April to September with mildly warm days and cool evenings. This makes for perfect hiking weather. […]