KwaZulu Natal is one of the most beautiful
parts of South Africa.
We are very fortunate at Zeekoepan to be situated in the northern
parts of KZN, where the Elephant Coast region and the well-known
Zululand region meet. Wonderful wildlife, rich historical heritage,
the Zulu culture and the best scuba diving from unspoiled beaches,
The following can be reached from Zeekoepan in a daytrip, to return
to your own bed at Zeekoepan, in the evening. However, if guest
are on a photographic safari, it is recommended to sleep over at
various facilities on the way. Please enquire about each custom
planned activity or tours from email@example.com
Dam - Fishing & Cruises
Fishing for Tiger Fish is done from mid-September to mid-April
in Jozini dam. However, game viewing from the water’s
side offers an interesting angle of the African wildlife.
It is the best opportunity to see hippo and crocs from a
closer distance. The dryer winter season is ideal for this
Sunday picnic activity.
Tembe Elephant Park, (need 4x4 vehicle)
is well known for its elephant as well as a variety of wildlife
and excellent buffalo.
It has the most wonderful photographic opportunities at
On the way to Sodwana, Tembe or Kosi Bay
visit the picturesque dam wall of South Africa's 3rd largest
dam, Pongola Poort, also better known to locals as Jozini
Zeekoepan is the ideal stopover on
the way to Kosi Bay and border post to Ponta D'Oura in Mozambique
as well as the southern border posts of Swaziland
Relax for the day on Zeekoepan. Apart
from the wildlife on Zeekoepan, some fishing can be done
in the Mkuze river that meanders through the property.
Ithala Nature Park (60km) offers
beautiful scenery, game and excellent Sunday buffet
Mkuze Game Reserve (100km) is
well known for their excellent photographic possibilities
at waterholes in the dryer winter months.
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve
(180km) is a "Big 5" reserve with excellent meals
and accommodation that could be included in an extended
Elephant Coast and Zululand tour. Pre-booking is essential.
A visit to
Hluhluwe's Ilala Weavers for curios will be worth
your while. Ilala Weavers products are known worldwide.
They can also export your purchases all over the world.
Ilala Weavers also have better prices than most street
vendors do. Time permitting this stop is usually combined
with a Richards Bay Airport trip as this is closer
to the airport.
One could go fishing, water
skiing and have boat fun on the crocodile- and hippo
free Bivane dam (80km).
The more physically
fit person can take a hike in the Ntendeka forest at Ngome.
The full route is 20km (12,5 miles) long, but shorter routes
can be taken through this wilderness heritage site.
Next to Tembe, is Ndumu Game Reserve,
(need 4x4 vehicle) well known for birdlife, crocodiles,
hippos and the most beautiful Wild Fig trees and Fever trees
with their unusual lime green bark.
The unspoiled beach at Sodwana Bay
(150km via Jozini) offers the best scuba diving in South
African waters. A 4x4 will be handy for beach driving -
vehicles are allowed to park on the first 300m of the beach.
Vidal - St. Lucia
Visit North Coast resorts such as
the beach at Cape Vidal (200km from Zeekoepan) and the coastal
town of St Lucia – a declared World Wildlife Heritage
For the keen historians, the battlefields
route starts 120km from us and it is possible to visit Blood
River, Isandlwana, Rorkes Drift, and with ease, the Prince
Imperial's Grave (son of Napoleon Bonaparte), within such
Zeekoepan is part of an International award-winning
Big 5 reserve. This reserve offers outstanding facilities
and photographic opportunities. Non-hunters can go on exclusive
game drives if they do not wish to accompany the hunters.
We can arrange for you to stay over a night or two and be
treated as royalty. Pre-booking is essential.
The recently opened Amakhosi River Spa is a winner with
the ladies and everyone who needs a little pampering. This
spa is 10 minutes’ drive from Zeekoepan River Lodge.