Elephant Coast

Elephant Coast

Things to do - general

Stretching from the iMfolozi River in the south to the Mozambique border in the north, this region is widely known as one of South Africa’s most beautiful and unspoilt areas. Home to an incredible 21 ecosystems – from dense evergreen forests of towering fig trees, swamp forests with tangled masses of greenery, thick coastal forest, mountainous sand dunes, and pristine beaches, to the African bushveld with its thorn trees and abundance of wildlife.

The Elephant Coast incorporates world-class conservation areas including the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first proclaimed World Heritage Site, and Africa’s oldest game reserve, the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, credited with saving the once-endangered white rhino from extinction. Home to many species of antelope, elephant, buffalo and giraffe, there are also predators such as the lion, cheetah and leopard. At the Ndumo Game Reserve and Tembe Elephant Park, elephants are the main attraction, while the Mkhuze Game Reserve boasts a variety of wildlife. There are also a number of private game reserves that offer unforgettable experiences with abundant wildlife, a wide range of activities and fabulous hospitality.

Lake Jozini is the southernmost point in Africa where the ferocious tiger fish can be caught. Treat yourself to a houseboat experience on the lake, for something special. Kosi Bay Nature Reserve surrounds the rare and beautiful Kosi Bay lake system, and is a tropical paradise of clear waters, marshland, swamp, coastal forests and about 250 species of bird. The gateway to this unique and vast mosaic of habitats is the village of St. Lucia, a quaint town entirely within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Here, hippos have right of way, so careful how you drive at night.

Visitors can enjoy sun, sea and bush attractions throughout the year, and choose from an amazing array of experiences. Boat cruises allow you to view hippos and crocodiles, ocean cruises let you catch sight of migrating whales and scuba diving on world class reefs at Sodwana give glimpses of a whole other world under the sea. Supervised viewing of nesting turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs is another possibility to add to your time in this fascinating region. Mountain trails, game drives, cultural excursions, walking trails, horseback safaris or canoe trips are even more options that are available on the Elephant Coast.

For more info please visit our website www.elephantcoast.kzn.org.za

Afrikhaya Guest House

Afrikhaya Guest House

5 Kabeljoulaan, St Lucia, Elephant Coast
Our upmarket and stylish Afro-contemporary home has four spacious bedrooms, with en-suite bathroom, More info
Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

104 Main Road, Hluhluwe, 3960, Elephant Coast
Set in the magnificent Elephant Coast, in South Africa’s oldest Game Reserve, the 3-star Anew Hotel More info
Anew Lodge Hluhluwe

Anew Lodge Hluhluwe

104 Main Road, Hluhluwe, Elephant Coast
This luxurious five-star self-catering lodge is separate from the hotel building and consists of fiv More info
Elephant Lake Hotel

Elephant Lake Hotel

3 Mulllet Street, St Lucia Estuary, St Lucia, 3936, Elephant Coast
Surrounded by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. Breathtaking More info
Elephant Lake Inn

Elephant Lake Inn

3 Mulllet Street, St Lucia Estuary, St Lucia, 3936, Elephant Coast
The Elephant Lake Inn is located in central St Lucia, surrounded by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, S More info
Ghost Mountain Inn

Ghost Mountain Inn

2 Fish Eagle Road, Mkuze, Elephant Coast
EXPLORE THE SPIRIT OF ZULULAND At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain in Mkuze, Northern KwaZul More info
Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge

Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge

Lot H99 Bushlands Road 3960 Hluhluwe, Elephant Coast
Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge provides guests with the unforgettable experience of living in the wi More info
Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village

Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village

Lot H29 Bushlands Road, Hluhluwe, Elephant Coast
Experience traditional KwaZulu-Natal hospitality at South Africa’s biggest cultural village, situate More info
Little Eden

Little Eden

159 Hornbill Street, St Lucia, Elephant Coast
Little Eden St Lucia Self Catering Accommodation is a 4 STAR, AA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Quality Assured  More info
Pelican's Nest Holiday Home

Pelican's Nest Holiday Home

43 Pelican St, St Lucia, Elephant Coast
4 Star Exclusive Holiday Home, 3 Air-Conditioned Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Modern Fully Equipped Kitche More info
Shayamoya Lodge

Shayamoya Lodge

Golela Road, Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, 3170, South Africa, Elephant Coast
A truly unique lodge in Northern KwaZulu Natal where the view from the spectacular setting is partic More info
St Lucia Ecolodge

St Lucia Ecolodge

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Lake St Lucia, Elephant Coast
St Lucia Ecolodge is nestled between the St Lucia Estuary, the Indian Ocean and The iSimangaliso Wet More info
Thornwood Bed & Breakfast

Thornwood Bed & Breakfast

R22 Sodwana Road, Hluhlwe, 3960, South Africa, Elephant Coast
Situated in the heart of the Elephant Coast on the eastern seaboard of the Zulu Kingdom, KwaZulu-Nat More info
Wendy's Country Lodge

Wendy's Country Lodge

3 Riverview Drive, Lot 808, Mtubatuba, 3935, Elephant Coast
A quiet, comfortable Zululand guest house, with accommodation only 20 minutes from the Isimangaliso More info
Zebra Hills Safari Lodge

Zebra Hills Safari Lodge

Mkuze, Elephant Coast
Situated within the 23,000ha Manyoni Private Game Reserve, and under new ownership and completely re More info