False Bay Park
Afrikaans name: Valsbaaipark
False Bay shoreline
False Bay Park is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which was previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. It is situated on the western shore of Lake St. Lucia and is about 12 km east of the town of Hluhluwe.
After passing through the entrance gate, where an entrance fee is payable, the tar road passes through some beautiful forest where birdlife is abundant. Antelope such as Nyala and Red Duiker are very common.
The road eventually reaches the shoreline and one may follow the road to scenic spots such as Rocky Point and Sandy Point. There are a number of places where one may stop and have a picnic.
There is a slipway where boats may be launched. At times the water level in the lake is too low for boats to be launched from here so it is best to check in advance.
False Bay Park has a number of campsites situated along the waters edge. It is really a tranquil place to camp.
Attractions at False Bay include fishing, trails through the forest and birding. It is a very tranquil place to get away from the noise of the city.
Mammals of False Bay Park
Please note that this is only a guide and, while we have made every effort to be accurate, we can't be held responsible for any errors.
References and further readingChris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 108
Country Life - Issue 283 - Author: - Year Published: 2020 - Page: 54
Getaway - Vol 32 No 3 - Author: - Year Published: 2020 - Page: 106
go! - Issue 103 - Author: - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 34
go! - Issue 156 - Author: - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 119
Maps of the Zululand and Maputaland Reserves - Author: Honeyguide Publications - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 8
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 166
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 250
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 148
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 253
The Dive Sites of South Africa - Author: Anton Koornhof - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 32
Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 37
Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 184