This long coastline of 280 kilometres stretches from the border with Mozambique, near Kosi Bay, to the town of St Lucia. All this area is nicknamed the 'Elephant Coast' even though elephants are quite rare. Nowadays, one has to go inland to see those large mammals (for example, in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park or in the Mkhuze Reserve).
This region could have been named the 'Wild Coast' since there are very few villages or development. Beaches, all along the shoreline, are important nesting grounds for the Leatherback and Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Unfortunately, these turtles won't be in the area for another 6 months... no chance to see this fabulous show of nature.
A nice region, but it's worth paying attention to some potentially dangerous animals; elephants, hippopotami, and crocodiles.
This velvet monkey took advantage that I was distracted away to start foraging in the van. He was quite aggressive and I had some difficulties chasing it away.
The Coastal Forest Reserve protects a vast forested territory that, as its name suggests, grows on the coastal dune.
Inland, there is a sandy trail that follows the coast where it is permitted to drive. It is not an easy trail, but it's an ecosystem unique and interesting to see.
Near Lake Sibaya, I stumbled upon a nesting site for a species of cormorant(?).
Photographing flying bird is not easy; it necessitates a lot of practice and patience. I only managed a few shots...
Kosi Bay is a region of lakes that eventually flows out to the ocean. One can visit the lake area as well as the mouth where the lakes reach the ocean.