Amazibu Pan Hide: Isimangaliso opens tourist attraction

2011-09-27 00:00

ISIMANGALISO Wetland Park, which incorporates Lake St Lucia, marked Heritage Day on September 24 by opening a new tourist attraction on the eastern shores section of the park, the Amazibu Pan Hide.

Amazibu Pan has cultural significance for the original inhabitants who own this section of the park, the Bhangazi people.

The new attraction was opened by the chairperson of Bhangazi Community Trust, Ephraim Mfeka, along with iSimangaliso board chairperson, Mavuso Msimang and park CEO, Andrew Zaloumis.

Amazibu Pan Hide overlooks a perennial pan which is frequented by abundant birds and wildlife in the area.

The hide is one of many new visitor sites built as part of the R120-million infrastructure upgrades throughout iSimangaliso.

Other improvements include a completely revamped Cape Vidal campsite, day visitor ablutions throughout the Eastern Shores and St Lucia beaches, viewing decks at Lake Bhangazi, Catalina Bay, Mission Rocks and Mount Tabor, view picnic sites and disabled access.

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