There is something magical about this wild and untamed stretch of coastline in rural Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. This region known as Maputaland, forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a world away from the built up and busy city of Durban just 4 hours further south.
A stay here isn’t about relaxing on a sun lounger and a gentle swim. It’s the excitement of exploring a wilderness, feeling the fresh air and salty spray of the ocean as the wave’s crash on the shoreline and the promise of discovering a natural and unspoilt gem that co-exists with nature and blends with the natural environment.
This area is a snorkelling and divers paradise with Giant Rays Whale Sharks and bottle nosed dolphin’s regular visitors in season and a host of other fish species on the local reefs.
A real highlight is also the annual Loggerhead and Leather-backed Turtles visits, who come ashore to lay their eggs, from November with the hatchlings arriving at some point between January and April.