A wild coastline of breath-taking scenery and natural wonders, holidays to the Elephant Coast offer a traditional slice of Africa. The untamed beauty of iSimangliso Wetland Park is an instant highlight when exploring the coastline - it's charm lying in the variety of species that call it home and its striking natural features. Perhaps the park's chief attraction is Lake St Lucia; edged by towering dunes and forest this is South Africa's largest inland stretch of water.
Adjacent to the park is the celebrated Phinda Private Game Rerseve. Dive into a Big 5 wilderness area with plenty of charm and fantastic safari experiences; track black rhino and take in over 400 species of bird. The further along the coast you travel the greater the remoteness you'll experience. Travel past the iSimangliso Wetland Park to magnificent Rocktail Bay. Stay in luxury accommodation, enjoy the private strip of beach and, between October and February each year, watch loggerhead turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. In the far north you can also find over 220 elephant in the Tembe Elephant Park and Kosi Bay, a unique area of waterways, forests and distinctive reed fences, which are used by locals as fish kraals.
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