Things to Do in Elephant Coast

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Sodwana Beach

Sodwana Beach

Beaches in Sodwana Bay (8.7 km from Elephant Coast)

Sodwana Bay offers an incredibly long stretch of pristine beach to explore and walk. During December and January, thousands of Gautengers come here for their summer holiday, so keep this in mind if you’re seeking a quiet break. Scuba diving is very popular, and dive boats launch daily to the outlying coral reefs. There's great horse riding on the...

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Nature Reserves in Hluhluwe (101.2 km from Elephant Coast)

Established in 1895, wildlife viewing has always been the prime attraction at Hluhluwe, close range sightings made all the more exciting with viewing hides conveniently overlooking waterholes. Today the reserve is part of the greater Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park covering 96 000 hectares and containing an immense diversity of animals, birds and plant...

Kosi Bay Mouth

Kosi Bay Mouth

Dams Vleis in Kosi Bay (57.5 km from Elephant Coast)

The Kosi Bay estuary system consists of a series of interconnecting channels and four lakes that flow into the sandy estuary mouth before reaching the Indian Ocean. This subtropical paradise features spectacular wildlife, birds and plants, including interesting species of mangrove and palms. Hippo and crocodile occur in the higher reaches....

Kosi Mouth

Kosi Mouth

Beaches in Kosi Bay (67.4 km from Elephant Coast)

Kosi Mouth, Kosi Bay - northern-most tip of South Africa. Beautiful white sand beaches that stretch forever. Snorkel in the sanctuary or let your kids play in the lagoon. Look out for eels, lion fish, boxies, triggerfish.

Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre

Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre

Animal Parks in Hluhluwe (83 km from Elephant Coast)

Check out the coolest of Africa's cats Just outside Hluhluwe is the only wild cat rehabilitation facility in Zululand, situated on Emdoneni Lodge and Game Farm, a private game reserve with sand forest vegetation. Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre offers twice-daily educational tours, with informative talks by an experienced guide and feeding...

Bhangazi Horse Safaris

Bhangazi Horse Safaris

Popular Attractions in St Lucia (105.3 km from Elephant Coast)

Bhangazi Horse Safaris offers an amazing experience in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Feel the sheer thrill of riding along untouched beaches and viewing wildlife.

Kosi Bay Beach

Kosi Bay Beach

Beaches in Kosi Bay (60.4 km from Elephant Coast)

Stretching south of the Mozambique border, the gorgeous sandy beach at Kosi Bay Nature Reserve has much to offer nature and ocean lovers. Part of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beach lies parallel to the Kosi lakes and long strip of high sand dunes interrupted by a sandy estuary. Dolphin and whale watchers will be...

St Lucia Beach

St Lucia Beach

Beaches in St Lucia (105.1 km from Elephant Coast)

The gorgeous golden sands of St Lucia Beach stretch as far as the eye can see in both directions. This subtropical beach experiences around 300 days of sunshine a year. Not only that, the Indian Ocean is pleasantly warm. Take care when swimming here though as there are rip currents and it is advisable to stay close to shore and avoid rough...

The Drunken Tree

The Drunken Tree

Bars in Sodwana Bay (9.4 km from Elephant Coast)

A brand new venue to visit in Sodwana. The Drunken Tree is a family friendly bar with loads of space inside and out. They are open for meals too. They are easy to find - just ask anyone in town.

Mabibi Beach

Mabibi Beach

Beaches in Mabibi (14 km from Elephant Coast)

One of the last pristine and undeveloped wilderness beaches left on the African coastline, Mabibi Beach is a sub-tropical paradise and perfect playground. This magical sandy Maputaland beach is hidden in a sheltered bay surrounded by coastal forest. The crystal clear, warm water offers tranquil swimming, awesome snorkelling on coral reefs and...

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

Animal Parks in St Lucia (21.1 km from Elephant Coast)

You will discover the many treasures of the park. Guided tours in safari vehicles or self-drives tours in your own vehicle will give you the opportunity to discover the rocks pools at Mission Rock, Cape Vidal, Banghazi lake, a number of gravel roads (accessible with sedan cars) through the different ecosystems, short walks to suited look out point...

Kosi Bay Trail

Kosi Bay Trail

Hiking Trail in Kosi Bay (42.8 km from Elephant Coast)

The guided slack packing trail at Kosi Bay offers terrain ranging from beach and mangrove forests, grasslands to mysterious waterways. Evenings are spent in comfort at various lodges so you don’t have to carry heavy packs. Hiking in this spectacular wild paradise offers the chance of spotting humpback whales, dolphins, hippos, leatherback and...

Tembe Elephant Park

Tembe Elephant Park

Nature Reserves in Tembe Elephant Park (63 km from Elephant Coast)

Situated in an area that was once the ancient ‘Ivory Route' linking Mozambique and Zululand, Tembe Elephant Park is renowned for having the largest elephants in Africa – and the planet! The park is remote, lying deep in the sand forests and wetlands in northern Tongaland, right on the border between KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique. You will need a...

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Kosi Bay (63 km from Elephant Coast)

Situated in the northernmost section of the stunning iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is a wonderful sub-tropical wilderness escape. Four interconnected lakes and an estuary link up to the ocean, offering a playground for canoeing, boat trips, snorkelling, hiking, bird watching and horse riding. The Kosi lake system is home to...

Phongolo Game Reserve

Phongolo Game Reserve

Nature Reserves in Phongolo Game Reserve (89.5 km from Elephant Coast)

Stretching from the Lebombo Mountains down across the Phongolopoort Dam, Phongolo Game Reserve has much to offer visitors. From a conservation perspective, the reserve contains a large number of special ecosystems and habitats with the unique Golela veld providing an important breeding habitat for rare Suni antelope. Other habitats are the...