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Elephant Coast

Elephant Coast, KwaZulu-Natal The Elephant Coast stretches from St Lucia in the south right up to the Mozambique border in the north and from the coast to the Lubombo Mountains in the west. It forms the greater part of the Maputaland Biodiversity Hotspot and includes some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park was the first area in South Africa to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the wetlands within the park have also been recognized as RAMSAR sites being “Wetlands of Intern...

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Fishing Kosi Bay, Kwazulu Natal - A Fisherman's Paradise Fishing Kosi Bay, Kwazulu Natal - A Fisherman's Paradise

Fishing at Kosi Bay, Kosi Lakes, Kosi Mouth, Banga Neck, Dog Point, Black Rock and Rocktail Bay is on any fisherman's bucket list.

Mountain bike adventure with a difference Mountain bike adventure with a difference

My husband, Gerrit, and I breathed a sigh of relief as we left Joburg and the rat race behind, just after 5 a.m...

Onto the coast at Kosi Bay Onto the coast at Kosi Bay

Kosi Bay is real frontier country. In times gone by, a heavy military presence was posted in this little corner of Maputaland...

Guide to Lake Jozini Guide to Lake Jozini

At the foot of the Lebombo mountains, just south of Swaziland, lies a destination that not only resembles Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba..

Mountain biking through iSimangaliso Mountain biking through iSimangaliso

The second iSimangaliso MTB 4 Day powered by Nashua proved a resounding success, with the 280 mountain bike riders emerging a...

uMkhuze Reborn uMkhuze Reborn

In northern Zululand, uMkhuze Game Reserve's ongoing war against poaching has been long and hard, but against all odds it has ...

Ride the Wild Side Ride the Wild Side

On a mountain bike you can travel at just the right pace to fully appreciate the African bush, as Fiona McIntosh discovers in ...

Heritage Ride - iSimangaliso MTB 4-Day Heritage Ride - iSimangaliso MTB 4-Day

Every year sees new events jostling for space on the MTB calendar. The most exciting new kid on the block in 2013 was the ...

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Place of Miracles and Wonder iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Place of Miracles and Wonder

The huge iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the far north-east coast is a truly impressive stretch of land, ocean, lakes and rivers ...

Treading Lightly at Rocktail Beach Camp Treading Lightly at Rocktail Beach Camp

Our headlights sent bright beams of light into the ink-black expanse of the night, illuminating scuttling crabs darting sideway...

Bonamanzi Birding Bonamanzi Birding

Just a hop away from the town of Hluhluwe, the Bonamanzi Game Reserve is a brilliant birding destination. I had checked into ...

Ntendeka Wilderness Area, Ngome State Forest, Zululand Ntendeka Wilderness Area, Ngome State Forest, Zululand

Ntendeka Wilderness Area is a fascinating area for the tree enthusiast and serious botanist. Situated in the Ngome State Forest ..

Maputaland - biodiversity hotspot Maputaland - biodiversity hotspot

Maputaland defines an ecological area in the extreme north of KwaZulu-Natal and extends from the coast to the Great Escarpment ...

Lake Sibaya, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Elephant Coast Lake Sibaya, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Elephant Coast

Lake Sibaya, the largest fresh water lake in South Africa at over 70 sq. km., and is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in ...

uMkhuze Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal uMkhuze Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

uMkhuze Game Reserve has a great diversity of habitats which combine to create a place of amazing beauty and contrasts.

Maphelane, Nature Reserve, St Lucia, Elephant Coast Maphelane, Nature Reserve, St Lucia, Elephant Coast

Maphelane Nature Reserve is situated near the small village of St Lucia on the southern bank of the Mfolozi River mouth in the ...

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve is a Big 5 venue exceptionally rich in wildlife including cheetah and the endangered wild dog.

Fishing on the North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal Fishing on the North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal must be one of the best recreational fishing coastlines in the world. From Kosi Bay in the ...

Sanctuary of superlatives - the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Sanctuary of superlatives - the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

You can swim with dolphins in the morning and photograph rhinos in the afternoon at iSimangaliso (Lake St Lucia) in KwaZulu Natal

Fishing at St Lucia, Elephant Coast, Kwazulu-Natal Fishing at St Lucia, Elephant Coast, Kwazulu-Natal

St Lucia is the fishing mecca of Kwazulu-Natal and is a popular place to fish for sharks...