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Posts with tag iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Photos of leopard catching duiker…and other wonders

If I could choose to live for a year in a large protected area in South Africa, I'd probably opt for iSimangaliso Wetland Park (yes, I'm not sure that Kruger or Kgalagadi would be top of my list...)

iSimangaliso is the country's second largest (after Kruger) - about 3000 square kilometres - and extends in a long strip from Kosi Bay on the Mozambique border south for 300kms to the town of St Lucia, where the waters of Lake St Lucia find
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Leisure Wheels Magazine – December 2012 – iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal on the sub-tropical coast is one of my favourites. My article in Leisure Wheels Magazine's December 2012 gives a broad overview of this enormously diverse reserve that must be visited by everyone at least once!

Getaway Magazine – September 2012 – iSimangaliso Wetland Park

A nine-page page feature article which I wrote and photographerd for Getaway Magazine, on iSimangaliso Wetland Park, one of my favourite reserves in the country, mostly because it's so incredibly diverse.

Cape Times Newspaper – June 2012 – iSimangaliso Wetland Park

No other protected area in South Africa conserves more species of animals than iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal coast. A place of superlatives...it was the subject of my article in this Cape Times column which I wrote.

The wonders of nature at iSimangaliso

The crocodile breeding centre near the entrance to iSimangaliso at the town of St Lucia is definitely worth a visit, as you'll get to see some huge crocs, up close! On view are Nile crocodiles, as well as two other African species - the longsnouted and dwarf crocodile, while there are also American alligators.

I was taken round the centre by Mark Robertson, the Ezemvelo ranger responsible for the centre. Mark explained that crocs which are hurt or injured, or are considered a threat to the
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Walking and talking at iSimangaliso

I wish I had scheduled more time in the large, beautiful, diverse iSimangaliso Wetland Park. As in all places I’ve visited, the more I discover, the more I want to stay and explore.

Few people are more closely associated with iSimangaliso than Andrew Zaloumis. I met up with him and his son Emmanuel one afternoon, as well as ecologist Bronwyn James and marketing manager Lindy Duffield. We walked from Catalina Bay on the Lake, across the low-lying shores, up along the high coastal dunes, and
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