The essence of the experience
Renowned for its rich biodiversity, varied ecosystems and natural beauty, Maputaland is a paradise waiting to be explored. Set off with your expert guide at daybreak and spend the day exploring the forests and wetlands of this beautiful region, marvelling at its avian residents and untamed wildlife. Choose from three options for your Maputaland adventure:
Northern Maputaland: Catch a glimpse of some of Africa’s largest tuskers as they converge at the watering holes of Tembe Elephant Park, renowned for the magnificent ivory that graces its elephant herds. Take your time exploring the clear waters of Lake Sibaya and winding through the natural grasslands that run parallel to the azure coastline.
Southern Maputaland: Visit the World Heritage Site of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, where you can wander through pristine coastal dune forests, take a boat cruise along the St Lucia Estuary and explore the breath-taking scenery found along the lush wetlands.
Western Maputaland: Keen birders can venture through the quaint town of Eshowe, exploring the lush forests of Dlinza and Ngoye, with their abundant birdlife, which swoops, casting moving shadows over the forest. The sleepy coastal town of Mtunzini is your last stop before returning to &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.