The Happy Challenge – iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwazuluNatal

The ‘iSimangaliso Wetland Park’ is a series of incredibly beautiful beaches, coral reefs, lakes, swamps, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands that stretch all the way from Kosi Bay, virtually on the Mozambican border, to Cape St Lucia in the south collectively form the first of eight South African UNESCO World Heritage sites. The park is so biodiverse, it supports more species of animal than the Kruger National Park, despite being only the third largest park in the country. A considerable part of the park centres on the huge estuary, Lake St Lucia – part of the largest estuarine system in Africa – that runs parallel to the coast line with the world’s highest forested sand dunes sandwiched between the estuary and the sea…..

Sunset in the lake with water lilies, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

The location?

Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/iAfs23kQHeCu8KJJ9

How to get there?

Follow the N2 from Durban in a north-easterly direction along the coast. The trip is approximately 230km / 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Things to do?

Take a kayak safari and paddle through mangrove-covered islands where you’ll see crocodiles and fishing water birds or a horse ride on the beach!

Best place for your photo?

At Cape Vidal on the beach or anywhere in the wetlands : )