We have an update with courtesy of Leopard Mountain just outside Hluhluwe, as reported by their rangers Chase, Dylan and Andrew. This gives us a unique insight into their daily lives and happenings on the reserve. The month of July has been fairly cold and most of the bush has thinned out making it easier to spot wildlife while out on safari. This time of year the bushveld is alive […]

There is a place in Africa where the wild elephants still roam. The legendary Ivory Route where the great tuskers still tramp their ancient pathways through dense sand-forest and tall yellow grass…a 300 square kilometre reserve between Zululand and Mozambique, home to Africa’s largest elephants as well as the smallest antelope, the suni. Tembe Elephant Park The third largest game reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Tembe is located in Tongaland, in […]

This news letter received via iSimangaliso marketing department: One of South Africa’s best-loved campsites, Cape Vidal on the Eastern Shores section of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, is receiving a major facelift. The family resort lies on the pristine golden iSimangaliso coastline on South Africa’s east coast, enjoying year-round balmy weather, warm Indian Ocean temperatures and great fishing and snorkeling. iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority is currently making a R7million investment into a […]

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the jewels of South Africa’s coastline, with a unique mosaic of ecosystems – swamps, lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands – supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life. Formerly known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, the Park was renamed in 2007 to better reflect its unique African identity – and to avoid confusion with […]

9 Apr

I found this great link to a web cam at Tembe National Elephant Park, thinking I would quickly check it out, I ended up spending the next half hour lost in a different world. At 7am the pan was already teaming with life, and two huge rhino were lazily wading through the water. You must have your headphones on, the sounds bring it all to life and it almost felt […]

With the long weekend coming up soon, its time to head out and do some exploring in Zululand and the KZN North Coast, our amazing back yard. With Lake St Lucia and the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park on our doorstep, why not visit this world heritage site with all its amazing sights and sounds. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the area is the largest estuarine system in Africa, […]

Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve: Giant earthworms, ancient gold diggings and a botanical treasure trove By Kathy Waddington Just nine kilometres from the village of Umzinto and a short drive from the seaside resort and residential area of Park Rynie, Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve is home to a rare species of giant earthworm, endangered beetles – there’s even an ancient gold mine hidden in the hills. Its real treasure is what […]

The Enseleni Nature Reserve is a 293-ha reserve established in 1948 midway between Richards Bay and Empangeni on the N2. A great spot for a day outing, follow the trails between the coastal grasslands and forest. With a rich plant life of mangroves, huge old wild fig trees and papyrus along the river bank makes this a small piece of paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike. With a small […]

Mkuzi game reserve is situated in northern Zululand, approximately 335km from Durban along the main north coast road. The reserve was established on 15 February 1912, and covers approximately 40 000ha. More than 380 bird species have been recorded at Mkuzi, including fish eagles, kingfishers and a host of ducks and waders. The bird-watching hide at Nsumo pan is a highlight of the reserve. On game-viewing drives and guided walks […]

The Elephant Coast, or Maputaland, is one of the unspoilt areas of our coastal region, stretching from the iMfolozi river in a narrow band of about 60km to 80km all the way up to Mozambique, some 200km in total. Rich in diversity the area boasts no fewer than 21 different ecosystems. Whether its unspoiled golden beaches, pristine estuaries teaming with life, to unpolluted lake systems and natural forests, this is […]