Top Tourism Attractions in Zululand
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park), is a well-preserved wetland region, just north of
the town of St. Lucia, which encompasses the St. Lucia Estuary, as well as the surrounding grasslands, sand dunes and coastline. Lake St Lucia is
teaming with birds and other wildlife, including hippo and crocodile.
Sodwana Bay is best known for it's world-class scuba diving. Several PADI-certified dive operators are available to transport divers to the
beautiful coral reefs teaming with colourful tropical fish. Non-divers can also have great fun snorkeling in the rock pools.
Kosi Bay provides excellent snorkeling opportunities right inside the protected waters of it's estuary. The traditional fishing traps used
by the local tribes are a unique cultural attraction.
The Maputaland Marine Reserve and Kosi Bay Marine Reserve provide a sanctuary for breeding green turtles and sea turtles, that come
here every year to lay eggs in the sand. Turtle Tours can be booked in St Lucia.
Richard's Bay is the only major town in the Zululand / Elephant Coast region of Kwazulu Natal. It is primarily an industrial port and has
limited tourism facilities. But has a wide selection of accommodation available to the business traveller. Zululand
Birding Route, located in Richard's Bay off the R34 beside the Protea Hotel Imvubu Lodge has loads of information for birders and can
also provide you with knowledgeable guides. Call 035 753 5644 for more information on birdwatching in Zululand.
Hluhluwe- Umfolozi Game Reserve and Mkuze Game Reserve, and Tembe Elephant Reserve are great places to explore the
magnificent wildlife, including the Big Five, that inhabit this region.
Deep-Sea Fishing enthusiasts should head straight for the town of St Lucia, where dozens of boat hire operators are available to take you to
the best spots.