Visit Kwa-Zulu Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park out-of-season, and have paradise all to yourself. You’ll find few other visitors, mild sunny days, and an abundance of wild animals scattered across wide open spaces.
We stayed in St Lucia, a tiny town on the north coast, wedged between the ocean and an estuary. A high volume of summer visitors ensures that the town is well equipped to cater for your every need, with loads of accommodation options, multiple restaurants, plenty of shops, and tourism services offering everything from estuary cruises and game drives to deep sea fishing and whale watching.
From town, it’s a five minute drive to the iSimangaliso park gate. Your entrance fee allows you access until 6pm, and you can expect to start seeing wild animals almost as soon as the friendly ranger waves you through the gate. A single tarred road runs the length of the park, from…
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