This narrow region stretches from St Lucia to Kosi Bay in the north, the Lubombo Mountains in the west and includes the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.
It is the wildlife destination in KwaZulu-Natal and includes a number of game and wildlife reserves, encompassing twenty-one ecosystems, creating habitats for a large diversity of wildlife and bird life.
It is home to the Big Five and one of the most extensive estuarine systems found in Africa. The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (incorporating the St Lucia Wetlands) is a World Heritage Site, and offers sightings of whales, turtles, protected reefs and a pristine protected coastline.
Mkhuze Game Reserve, a place of great beauty and high contrasts, is renowned as a mecca for bird lovers with more than 420 bird species on record.
North of Hluhluwe, Phinda Private Game Reserve, set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline, is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of activities.
The marine diversity of nearby Sodwana Bay offers scuba-diving, fishing and even turtle watching.
The Tembe Elephant National Park, in an area of sand forests, pans and wetlands, lies on the border of Mozambique.
The Elephant Coast is an amazing destination for the whole family offering excellent and varied accommodation from the beach to bushveld.