KwaZulu-Natal South Africa places to see for tourist destinations
PLACES TO SEE
KZN places to see, KZN tourist attractions, Zululand places to see, include Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Park, Rhino Route,Lake Jozini, St Lucia Wetlands- a world heritage site -, Tuzi Gazi Waterfront, Ithala Game Reserve and many other tourist attractions in KwaZulu-Natal
A visit to one of the finest wetlands Africa has to offer leaves one with a great sense of peace, harmony and tranquility. Unpolluted beaches, walking trails through the forest, five species of turtles that return each year to lay their eggs, wonderous coral reefs and 367 different bird species are just a few of the incredible experiences St Lucia has to offer. Lake St lucia is the largest estaurine system in South Africa and is a vital nursery area for many of the 1200 species of fish which occur in the adjacent sea. Herds of hippo can be seen during the day languishing in the water and crocodiles and their hatchling can be seen at the crocodile centre.
ADVANTAGE TOURS AND CHARTERS
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ADVANTAGE CRUISER is custom built to venture in shallow water and has environmentally friendly engines for a minimum impact on the ecology complying with EPA standards. We depart from an easily accessible jetty in the heart of ST LUCIA. The boat consist of a lower covered deck, with an added sun deck upstairs for the person seeking a suntan whilst onboard. ADVANTAGE CRUISER operates 7 days a week, the journey lasts for 2 hours , and if need be, departure times can be negotiated to suit demand .
The Rhino Route is an envigorating and unforgettable region of unspoilt territory. At the heart of this route lies HluHluwe. The road to hluhluwe passes through fields of sisal and pineapple and is studded with acacia trees. One of these, the "fever Tree" was believed to be responsible for malaria outbreaks amongst early pioneers who contracted malaria after camping underneath one of these trees. Traditional beehive huts are settled amongst the rolling hills and roadside stalls and offer vividly coloured hand-woven baskets, clay pots and wooden carvings for sale. The Hluhluwe game sanctuary was declared in April 1897. Trails through the Reserve afford a series of unforgettable sighting of rhino in abundance in their natural habitat. The Rhino Route is home to many ohter species of games, including the big 5, giraffe, warthog, zebra, kudu, hippo and crocodiles to name but a few.
At the base of the Tuzi Gazi Route, is the Richards Bay harbour, one of the fastest growing ports in Africa. Set against a backdrop of aquatic birds and wildlife, it is the perfect example of how nature and industry can co-exist. The smallcraft harbour boasts a range of speciality shops from zulu artefacts to fast food kiosks and provides the visitors with a range of choices.
This park is located in central Zululand. Besides the big five - Rhino,Elephant, Leopard, Lion And Buffalo, there is an astonishing variety of wildlife to ensure a fascinating encounter for the visitor. Mpila Camp
Mpila Camp has twelve single-room thatched rest huts which can accommodate 4 people each. Self catering in a central kitchen.Communal ablution blocks that are situated close by.
Mpila consists of 2 self-contained 3-bedroomed cottages, each accommodating 7 people, with a cook to prepare food supplied by guests. For smaller groups, there are also 6 self-catering chalets which can accommodate 5 people each. Each of the above accommodation comprises of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and a lounge/ dining room.
The Safari Tented Camp at Mpila consists of 7 2-bedded and 2 4- bedded units, all with en-suite bathroom. An optional third bed is available in each tent on request. Each unit has a verandah and is electrified. A fully equipped kitchen and dining area is connected to each tent by a wooden boardwalk. Barbecue facilities are available. These units are self-catering and are serviced daily.
Masinda Lodge can accommodate 8 people in 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are en-suite. The services of a cook are included in the tariff.
Gqoyeni Bush Lodge offers excellent game viewing . Four 2 bed units, each with individual showers and toilets, are linked by wooden walkways to a central living area. A cook is available to prepare food supplied by guests, and a field ranger conducts walks into the surrounding bushveld.
Hlatikulu Bush Lodge is situated in the heart of the park and provides excellent opportunities for walks. Four 2-bed units, each with individual showers and toilets, are linked by wooden walkways to a central living area. A cook is available to prepare food supplied by guests, and a field ranger conducts walks into the surrounding bushveld.
Bush Camp accommodation is provided at Nselweni Bush camp, which is situated on the banks of the Black Imfolozi River. This camp comprises of 4 2-bed units, a communal ablution unit, an open plan lounge/dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. A cook is in attendance as well as a field ranger, available to accompany guests on walks. Situated in Imfolozi's Wilderness area, Mndindini Tented Bush Camp has 10 beds. It is available from December-February and acts as a base camp for Wilderness trails from March-November.
Facilities at the camp include a curio- shop, library, an outside dining boma and a secluded swimming pool. A fully equipped conference facility makes this a unique destination for select conferences and management seminars. Also on offer are tented safari camps, wilderness trails and day and night game drives.
Lake Jozini is no ordinary Lake. It is the only water in South Africa where you find the ferocious fighting tiger fish. Pongolapoort dam, or Jozini Lake lies just outside the town of Pongola. It also has the only houseboat in south Africa, The Shayamanzi. this is a wonderful way to cruise the lake and has breathtaking views.
Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus, in this authentic re-creation of the Great Kraal overlooking the Phobane Lake. Experience the sight of assegaai-wielding warriors, share the fascinating secrets of the Sangomas and witness traditional customs such as tribal dancing, spear making and the beer-drinking ceremonies.
Deep in the heart of Zululand ... lies the mystical Mfule River Valley, breathing life into the territory of the Biyela Clan, blood relatives of the Royal house of the proud and respected Zulu nation.
The community of people who will host you at Simunye have lived in the surrounding areas their whole lives. They invite you to share their history, culture and traditions whilst enjoying outstanding hospitality in their world renowned lodge. Simunye means "We are one". Come join us ... become one with us in Africa.Simunye Zulu Lodge offers a gentle mix of traditional Zulu Homestead and experiences, and world class hospitality and leisure activities. Telephone:+ 27 32 943 3601 Fax:+ 27 32 943 3296 email@example.com
The Sodwana Bay National Park
Gate Opening and Closing Times:
Monday - Thursday: 8am to 4:30pm
Friday - Sunday: 7am to 4:30pm
The main reception office closes at 3pm on Sunday afternoons.
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