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NO 2: View elephant swimming from the boat cruise on Lake Jozini

One of South Africa’s largest dams, Lake Jozini lies in a dramatic setting at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains. This stunning stretch of water is home to several exquisite gorges abound with cycads and an array of birds. Aside from a wide variety of fish species, one may have the privilege of seeing elephant swimming merrily on the shores.

Wildlife and birdlife abound in the area. Other mammals to be sought include leopard, white and black rhinoceros, buffalo, hippopotamus, waterbuck, bushbuck, nyala, greater kudu, zebra, giraffe and spotted hyaena.

Lake Jozini and its surrounds support over 350 bird species which includes rarities such as African broadbill, saddle-billed and yellow-billed storks, African finfoot, Pel’s fishing owl and Narina trogon. It also supports a breeding colony of pink-backed and great white pelicans. Additionally it supports a stable population of Nile crocodiles.

Lake Jozini is also home to the southern most population of tigerfish. Other fish species include catfish and kurper.

Our qualified guides are able to tailor-make itineraries for you. See our Safari page HERE for more details.