iSimangaliso Wetland Park Entrance Gate Fees

iSimangaliso Wetland Park Entrance Gate Fees

Ready to Explore South Africa's very first World Heritage site?

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is massive in size and covers an area of 3 280 km². The parks offers numerous access points from which you will be able to enjoy this magnificent area.

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park has 10 areas from which you may enter the park namely:

  • The Coastal Forest
  • The Eastern Shores / Cape Vidal
  • The Western Shores / Charters Creek
  • False Bay
  • Kosi Bay
  • Lake Sibaya
  • Lake St Lucia
  • Maphelane
  • Sodwana Bay
  • Umkhuze

Accessing any of the gates is predominantly made by the National road (N2).

iSimangaliso Wetland Park Map with Access Points

iSimangaliso wetland park gate access points map

iSimangaliso Wetland Park Entrance Gate Fees

Starting from the South

ariel view of maphelane

Maphelane Gate & Fees

The southernmost point of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, set at the base of South Africa's highest vegetated dune. To the east lies the Indian Ocean to the west lies the uMfolozi River and to the north lies St Lucia. Offering a small rustic resort and campsite.

Gate Fees:

Adults: R45.00
Children (under the age of 12 years old): R27.00
Community Levy: R5.00 per person
Vehicle charge: R20.00 per vehicle
Vessel launching fees: R100.00 per vessel

Gate Opening & Closing Times

April to September – 06h00 to 18h00
October to March – 06h00 to 19h00

Reception Hours:
08h00 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 16h30 (Mon-Sat)
07h00 to 15h00 (Sun)

Directions

Approximately 50km off the N2, turn off at Kwambonambi from Richardsbay. Please note that the roads are gravel and sandy and it is not recommended for cars with limited clearance. Please allow enough time to reach the gates before closure.

Contact Details:

+27 35 590 1407 / Accommodation Bookings +27 35 845 1000

Overview

This smaller but magnificent area of iSimangaliso Wetland Park offers splendid fishing opportunities both from the shore and deep sea. With a protected bay from which to launch your vessel. The bay also offers some incredible snorkeling however please do so at low tide only due to the strong currents.

 

st lucia cape vidal

Eastern Shores - Cape Vidal Gate & Fees

What has to be the most popular destination within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Game Viewing, Loop Roads, Hides, and of course the ability to enjoy some magical snorkeling at Cape Vidal.

Gate Fees:

Adults: R51.00
Children (under the age of 12 years old): R37.00
Vehicle entry charge:
• 1-5 people: R61.00
• 6-12 people: R90.00
• 13-20 people: R124.00
• 21+ people: R213.00
Accommodated visitors: R8.00 per person per night
Community Levy: R5.00 per person
Vessel launching fees: R100.00 per vessel

Gate Opening & Closing Times:

April to October – 06h00 to 18h00
November to March – 05h00 to 19h00

Reception Hours:
08h00 to 16h00 (Mon-Sat)
07h00 to 15h00 (Sun)

Directions

From the town of St Lucia travel north 3km and you arrive at the entrance gate.

Contact Details:

+27 35 5909012

Overview

An absolute must should you like to enjoy a Bush & Beach Adventure. Please note snorkeling at low tide only due to strong currents.

cape vidal leopard

Western Shores - Charters Creek Gate & Fees

If you have visited the Eastern Shores then you just have to visit the Western Shores its a completely different feel with some majestic lookouts, hides, and wildlife.

Gate Fees:

Adults: R51.00
Children (under the age of 12 years old): R37.00
Vehicle entry charge:
• 1-5 people: R61.00
• 6-12 people: R90.00
• 13-20 people: R124.00
• 21+ people: R213.00
Community Levy: R5.00 per person

Gate Opening & Closing Times

April to October – 06h00 to 18h00
November to March – 05h00 to 19h00

Reception Hours:
08h00 to 16h00 (Mon-Sat)
07h00 to 15h00 (Sun)

Directions

From St Lucia travel back towards Mtubutuba for 2 km the sign Dukukduku Gate will be on the right-hand side. The Nhlozi Gate is on the northern side and may be accessed when traveling from Hluhluwe towards Mtubatuba.

One may reach Charters Creek from the Western shores Dukukduku Gate.

Contact Details:

+27 35 550 9000

Overview

Winding gravel roads with the most spectacular lookouts. A definite must.

 

western shores canopy walk look out Lake St Lucia

Lake St Lucia

The lake may be witnessed from varying viewpoints within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

No gate fees, open & closing times according to the entry gate entered.

false bay isimangaliso wetland park

Flase Bay Gate & Fees

Gate Fees:

Adults: R45.00
Children (under the age of 12 years): R27.00
Community Levy: R5.00 per person
Vehicle entry charge:
• 1-5 people: R20.00
• 6-12 people: R25.00
• 13-20 people: R30.00
• 21+ people: R36.00
Community Levy: R5.00 per person

Gate Opening & Closing Times

06h00 to 18h00

Reception Hours:

08h00 to 16h00 (Mon-Sat)
07h00 to 15h00 (Sun)

Directions

From Hluhluwe False Bay is 16 km on the R22

Contact Details:

+27 35 562 0425

Overview

Magnificent fossils of both marine and animals may still be found. This area was covered by the ocean 60 million years ago.

 

wildlife on sunset drives

Mkuze Game Reserve

A true birders paradise awaits, please note that this park is also a Big 5 Park.

Gate Fees:

Adults: R51.00
Children (under the age of 12 years): R37.00
Vehicle entry charge:
• 1-5 people: R61.00
• 6-12 people: R90.00
• 13-20 people: R124.00
• 21+ people: R213.00

Community and conservation levy: R5.00 per person
Accommodated guests: additional R8.00 per person per night (including Rhino Gold cards)

Gate Opening & Closing Times

April to October – 06h00 to 18h00
November to March – 05h00 to 19h00

Reception Hours:
07h00 to 19h00 (Mon-Sat)
07h00 to 15h00 (Sun)

Directions

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Contact Details

+27 35 573 9001/4

Overview

This park has gained absolute notoriety as being a top destination for Birders, Lions were introduced recently making it a Big 5 Park now as well. Fantastic accommodation is available and definitely worth a visit.

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sodwana isimangaliso

Sodwana Bay Gate & Fees

One of if not the best Scuba destinations in South Africa.

Gate Fees:

Adults: R23.00
Children (under the age of 12 years): R19.00
Vehicle entry charge:
• 1-5 people: R32.00
• 6-12 people: R47.00
• 13-20 people: R64.00
• 21+ people: R111.00
Accommodated visitors: R8 per person
Community Levy: R5.00 per person
Vessel launching fees: R100.00 per vessel

Gate Opening & Closing Times

Open 24 hours

Reception Hours:
08h00 to 16h30 (Mon – Thu)
07h00 to 16h30 (Fri – Sat)
07h00 to 15h00 (Sun)

Directions

From the town of Hluhluwe continue on the R22 towards Sodwana Bay once at Mbazwana turn right in the town towards Sodwana from here it's approximately 16km.

Contact Details:

+27 35 571 0051

Overview

Littered with shallow and deep reefs you are in for a spectacular time should you be visiting for some scuba diving. Numerous scuba operators are available for day dives. Deep-Sea Fishing is another reason to visit with tropical Indian Ocean currents some game fish species may be bagged.

 

lake sibaya

Lake Sibaya

No gate fees applicable.

isimangaliso guided walks

Coastal Forest

Gate Fees:

Adults: R28.00
Children (under the age of 16 years): R16.00
Vehicle entry charge: R29.00
Community Levy: R5.00 per person

Gate Opening & Closing Times

06h00 to 18h00

Reception Hours: 07h00 to 16h00 (Mon-Sun)

Contact Details:

+27 35 592 0235

kosi bay isimangaliso

Kosi Bay

Gate Fees:

Adults: R55.00
Children (under the age of 12 years): R28.00
Vehicle entry charge: R56.00
Community Levy: R5.00 per person

Gate Opening & Closing Times

06h00 to 18h00

Reception Hours:
08h00 to 16h00 (Mon-Sat)
07h00 to 15h00 (Sun)

Contact Details:

+27 35 592 0236

 

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a true gem and without a doubt one of the very best and incredible destinations to journey to while in the area of KwaZulu Natal. Please note that all photographs are supplied by Heritage Tours & Safaris and iSimangaliso Wetland Park.