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Best Places to Stay on the Elephant Coast, South Africa’s True Wilderness Revealed
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Best Places to Stay on the Elephant Coast, South Africa’s True Wilderness Revealed

The Elephant Coast of South Africa is some of the country’s wildest sea frontage north of the Dolphin Coast. It’s typical of what one thinks when one imagines Africa - big game country - with the added bonus of a tropical coastline protected all the way to ...
Everything You Need to Know to See the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Properly
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Everything You Need to Know to See the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Properly

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a vast reserve on the extreme north end of South Africa’s east coast, known also as the Elephant Coast. It protects over 220 km of pristine coastline with a range of wild and magnificent beaches to enjoy (minus the crowds and beach...
The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa
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The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa

It’s not difficult to get swept up by the wildness of Kruger, the elegance of the Winelands, or the sophistication of Cape Town. But it is the small beach towns in South Africa that get to the heart of what it is to experience the country’s diversity - its ...
Stopping for Goat’s Cheese Sarmies at Chane Cheese Farm in Mtubatuba
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Stopping for Goat’s Cheese Sarmies at Chane Cheese Farm in Mtubatuba

A herd of grazing goats greets visitors to Chane Cheese Farm which is situated a short drive from the towns of St Lucia and Mtubatuba. After reading about the farm in a magazine and having been told they make a delicious toasted (goats) cheese sandwiches, my f...
Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa
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Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa

South Africa is extraordinary. When one thinks unique experiences, South Africa - with its unusual blend of diverse cultures, varied landscapes, wildlife, vibrant cities and historical towns - tops the list for its distinct character. We think you’ll agree...
The 9 Best Small Towns in KwaZulu-Natal
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The 9 Best Small Towns in KwaZulu-Natal

What’s so great about the small towns in KwaZulu-Natal? Well, first of all there’s a lot to be said for small-town living. People love the experience, even if it’s only for a weekend, or a few days. And secondly, KwaZulu-Natal has some of the best subtro...
South Africa’s 8 Most Beautiful Vleis and Marshes
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South Africa’s 8 Most Beautiful Vleis and Marshes

Over half of South Africa's marshes and vleis have disappeared. Most of them reclaimed for industry and the construction of airports, harbours, and sewage treatment plants. In KwaZulu Natal alone 58% of the wetlands of the Mfolozi River catchment have vanished...
10 rivetting reasons to visit the Elephant Coast
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10 rivetting reasons to visit the Elephant Coast

South Africa's Elephant Coast is a lesser-known holiday destination, probably because of its location right up the east coast from Durban. Yet it's home to two of the country's most prominent wildlife parks - the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (famous for its rhino...
Getting Out and About in St Lucia
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Getting Out and About in St Lucia

St Lucia, in KwaZulu Natal, is an exquisite destination that is abundant in spectacular plant and animal life, making for a very rich tourist experience. The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park has been dubbed a World Heritage Site, and is a wonderland for nature l...
I Love St Lucia Because …
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I Love St Lucia Because …

Hi, we're Bruce and Glynis Mitchell from iGwalagwala Guest House in St Lucia, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu Natal. St Lucia IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the best beach and bush break-away in South Africa’s first natural World Heritage Site. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN A...
The St Lucia Wilderness Trail
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The St Lucia Wilderness Trail

The Isimangaliso Wetlands Park (previously known as Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park) stretches from Sodwana Bay in the north all the way to Mapelane in the south and makes up an enormous park of 254 000 hectares. The St Lucia Wilderness Trail is just one of ...