Tourism and Heritage Month puts the spotlight on rural development in this lush province of South Africa.
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park named among 38 trips worldwide that travel experts want you to take.
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Beach guide: Discovering ten untouched coastlines of KwaZulu-Natal; Shannon Correia; The South African
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Here’s an opportunity to cycle through a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Big Five roam, on a relaxed mountain-bike adventure tour.
Read pupils’ heart-warming letters on iSimangaliso for African Heritage Day; Frank Chemaly; Independent Online
“The name iSimangaliso means a Miracle or Amazing natural beauty that has a sea and a lake and if you’re a birding enthusiast, you can enjoy birdwatching of 526 bird species,” writes one local high school pupil.
“I enjoy visiting the iSimangaliso Wetland Park because I get to watch different kinds of animals and plants and enjoy being taught how wild animals live,” writes another.
“Hopefully you will enjoy reading my letter and teach other people to take care of nature,” writes a primary school pupil.
These are some of the excerpts of letters written in celebration of African World Heritage Day on May 5, by local school children from KZN to their counterparts in the Seychelles, describing the natural beauty of their local wildlife and heritage.
The programme pioneered by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and the Seychelles Island Foundation inspired the pupils to exchange information about the two World Heritage Sites.
The aim of the day is to increase global awareness of African heritage.
19 South African parks and 17 ‘un-trekked’ reserves plus sites of natural, cultural and historical significance in all nine provinces.
You can experience South Africa’s wildlife and vicariously trek its national parks through the eyes and lenses of local wildlife rangers who have captured the essence of the country.
All this is thanks to a team of nature-loving South Africans in partnership with Google Street View and South African Tourism who have released a large collection of 360-degree imagery of the country’s wildest areas.
Along with the main attractions, which include the Kruger National Park, Table Mountain and Cape Point (these three locations are also known as The Mzansi Experience), viewers can now also look at 170 new trails from South Africa’s national parks and reserves.
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park rangers save the lives of 4 rhino as poaching increases
A rhino poacher was shot at the #UNESCO World Heritage Site – iSimangaliso Wetland Park in #Zululandlast week. This happened after rangers monitoring four rhino responded to poachers attempting to shoot them with high-calibre rifles.
Terri Castis, spokesperson, said in a statement published by IOL South Africa, that “two men who were carrying high caliber weapons fired at the rhino.” One man was shot and the other escaped.
Castis also said that a “.375 rifle with a silencer was recovered at the scene.” It appears the rhino were shot at, but not injured by the poachers and they fled into the night. The anti-poaching rangers resumed their rhino tracking on the morning of Friday 4th November. The investigation is still ongoing.