Pack your beach clothes and head to Coastal Forests to explore one of the most unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African continent.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to fun. There are a vast range of activities, including the pristine beaches of Mabibi, Island Rock, Lala Nek, Rocktail Bay, and Black Rock offering swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, and fishing. You will also get to see large strelitzias and beautiful dune vistas along the beautiful landscape.
Part of the Maputaland Marine Reserve, the Maputaland Coastal Forest is only accessible by off-road vehicles.
Eastern Shores & Cape Vidal
Become one with nature when you make your way to Cape Vidal on the Eastern Shores.
This is a rare beach-and-bush destination… the best of both worlds. The resort is situated in a marine reserve yet only a short drive away from game areas. Marine life includes humpback whales, dolphins, rare turtles, whale sharks, marlin, and sailfish.
Not only will you get to enjoy the beach and the resort, but you can engage with many species of smaller game.
From St Lucia to Cape Vidal, several loop roads lead to excellent natural features for bird-watching, game viewing, and scenic lookout points. The Eastern Shores section hosts elephant, rhino, buffalo, crocodile, hippo, hyaena, leopard – and many species of smaller game.
It is a place all nature lovers will appreciate.
Spring into vacation mode by visiting False Bay – a living, working museum on marine evolution.
Sixty million years ago, this strip of land on the western side of Lake St Lucia was covered by the sea, which means you will get to see fascinating marine fossils of both animals and corals which are still found scattered throughout the area.
False Bay is the widest section of Lake St Lucia, hemmed in by two peninsulas – the Nibela to the north and the Nhlozi to the south.
False Bay comprises a variety of habitats including woodland, thornveld, open savannah, shoreline, and one of the richest remaining pockets of sand forest left in Southern Africa. These habitats provide excellent bird-watching and are home to an abundance of smaller game species. Whether on foot or horseback, the Park is sure to reveal the little wonders of nature like antelope and primates, birds and butterflies.
But don’t be fooled by the Park’s understated, benign charm. There are Nile crocodiles in the lake, as well as hippo – Africa’s most lethal animal. They wander the area by night, coming out of the water to graze. The presence of these animals makes swimming hazardous, but boating and fishing are possible.
So, if you want a vacation filled with great memories and activities that will give you an adrenalin rush, head to False Bay – the home of adventure.
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