Elephant Coast

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Beach and bush bonanza

An unspoilt paradise stretching up to Mozambique, the Elephant Coast is home to the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, as well as the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi and the Mkuze Nature Reserve, Sodwana Bay and Kosi Bay. This region offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling spots in South Africa and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the pristine coral reefs bring a multitude of whales, dolphins, turtles and other fascinating marine life close to the shore.

Along the Maputaland coastline, you will find The Great St Lucia Wetlands Park – an eco-tourism wonderland of beautiful lakes, swamps, forests and marshlands, surrounding the estuary of Lake St Lucia. This area was declared as one of South Africa’s first World Heritage Sites – and is no doubt one of the most beautiful wetlands areas in the world.

Although it is considered a rural district, the Elephant Coast is rich in wildlife and an abundance of birds.

Elephant Coast Map

Mid-Summer temperatures: 22 to 29°C
Mid-Winter temperatures: 15 to 22°C


Hluhluwe – Jozini – Kosi Bay – Mabibi – Mkuze – Mtubatuba – Ndumo – Sodwana Bay – St. Lucia

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