A rainy day spent on the Western Shores of Lake Saint Lucia

The Western Shores section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park was opened to visitors a lot more recently than most other parts of the Park, and in many ways it is still being rehabilitated to its natural state – in fact there are still several exotic eucalyptus plantations in this area that still need to be harvested.

Just about 2km outside of St. Lucia town, on the main road to Mtubatuba, visitors will find the Dukuduku Gate providing quick and easy access to this interesting area. Unfortunately during our visit early in November Charter’s Creek was off limits due to flooding, but there’s other very rewarding areas where visitors can stretch their legs at: uBhejane Picnic Spot, kuMgandankawu Hide and uMthoma Aerial Boardwalk. The road network, while still rather limited, provides access to various interesting habitats and the birds and animals that find refuge there.

If you are interested in visiting St. Lucia and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, remember that De WetsWild can assist you with reservations in the Eden Park and Sugarloaf Campsites in town or at wonderful Cape Vidal set on the Indian Ocean in the Eastern Shores section of the Park.


17 thoughts on “A rainy day spent on the Western Shores of Lake Saint Lucia

  1. wetanddustyroads

    Pragtige foto van die kameelperde en ek hou altyd van ‘n “boardwalk” waarvandaan ‘n mens ‘n uitsig het! Ag, en die water lelies is net so mooi … o, en stunning foto van die naaldekoker! Hier’s werklik so baie diere om te sien en julle het hulle mooi “gekiekie” 🙂.

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  2. sustainabilitea

    I love them all but the egret with the fish is cool. However, the ant nest is my favorite and (to me) the most unique.

    Just catching up with the first day of the Cape Town 7’s. On the last women’s game, then one men’s game before we see if the Bokke can keep up their great play. 🙂

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