iSimangaliso Wetland Park is deservably a World Heritage Site and the Eastern Shores extend from St Lucia through to Misson Rocks, Lake Bhangazi and Cape Vidal.
The area holds an incredibly rich diversity of game species, birdlife, reptiles and marine species. Tropical reefs lie offshore and with Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles breeding on the beaches on warm summer nights and the Humpbacked Whale holds annual migrations between June and October. Lake St Lucia holds dense populations of Hippo and crocodile as well as having mangroves along its shores. The area also forms part of the Zululand Birding Route.