Isimangaliso Wetlands Park
The park Isimangaliso was registered as the first World Heritage Site in South Africa. December 1999 in recognition of its natural beauty in all its superlatives and its unique global value. Nowhere in the world you will find an natural habitat like Isimangaliso Wetlands Park.
The 332,000-hectare park consists of three great lake ecosystems with 700-year-old fishing traditions. It contains most of South Africa’s last remaining wetlands. This makes it Africa’s largest water ecosystem. 526 bird species and a 25,000 year old coastal dune belong among the highest in the world.
Isimangaliso Wetlands ParkSouth Africa
The name Isimangaliso means “miracles and wonders” which describes this wetlands park exactly right.
Isimangaliso wetlands park is porperly the only place in the world where the world’s oldest land animal, the rhinoceros, and the world’s largest land animal, the elephant, share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish, the coelacanth, and the world’s largest fish, the whale. Said former South Africa president Nelson Mandela.
The beaches of Isimangaliso wetlands park stretch for a length of 220 kilometres from Maphelane in the south to Kosi bay on the Mozambican border.
The park has different habitats of the Ubombo mountains, grassland, forests, swamps, mangrove forests, centuries-old dune area, beautiful beaches and unique coral reefs. Like the world famous diving spot Sodwana bay. With the biggest coral reef of Africa.
Sodwana bayIsimangaliso Wetlands Park
The Isimangaliso wetlands park offers to all its visitor the most variety in wildlife that might be possible in Africa.
Sodwana Bay and Kosi Bay are also part of Isimangaliso Wetlands park. The entire nature area has really an enormous size. Unfortunately a big part of the park is prohibit and cannot be disturbed.. If you want to know more, you can join us for a tour and we will tell you more about Kosi Bay, Sodwana Bay and its special habitat. Both land and in the water.
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