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Elephant Coast

The Elephant Coast is part of the KwaZulu-Natal province which stretches from St. Lucia in the south, Kosi Bay in the north, the Indian Ocean to the east and the Lebombo Mountains to the west. This part of the province has a number of wildlife parks where the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is the most famous. At this 96 000 hectare park the entire Big Five survives and is very suitable for safaris. Hluhluwe Imfolozi began in 1960 with its efforts to save the endangered white rhino and the Operation Rhino was a success. There are in this part of KwaZulu-Natal many opportunities for a day safaris with an expert guide: Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari or Mkuze Game Reserve safari, for example.

Another park that is part of the Elephant Coast is the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park that is on the in the world heritage list of UNESCO. iSimangaliso is particularly known for its large populations of crocodiles and hippos. Here you can go on boat cruises and kayak safaris, enjoy the beautiful countryside and coastline and watch lots of birds. The Elephant Coast is a subtropical area and this means that in the South African summer, the chance of rain is big. This very beautiful and varied part of South Africa is definitely worth a visit!

To give you an idea of ​​vacation opportunities in this area look here: building blocks KwaZulu-Natal. A journey through South Africa among other things allows you to experience this area. What do you think of this 16-day journey through romantic places in the mountains, wildlife parks and along the coast?

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