By Briggs, Philip
A Southbound Pocket Guide
South Africa's World Heritage Sites
Now iSimangaliso Wetland Park
178 x 100 / 4 x 7
83 colour photos, maps
Let Southbound take you to a very special place on the south-eastern coast of Africa - to the Elephant Coast of the Zulu Kingdom in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, where you’ll find the breathtakingly beautiful, 260,000-hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly) Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park.
From whales to tropical fish, from rhino to its unique birdlife, this patchwork of wetlands, dunes and costal forest has it all.
- Lake St. Lucia, Africa’s largest estuary, is home to the greatest congregation of hippos and crocodiles in South Africa
- Eight inter-linking ecosystems, 3 major lake systems, 220km of Indian Ocean coastline and beaches
- 190km² of marine reserve with 100 species of coral
- Five tribal groups, 700 years of traditional fish traps
- 129 mammal, 128 reptile, 526 bird, 1,039 fish and 282 butterfly species
- The last major breeding ground for the giant leatherback and loggerhead turtles
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