The False Bay Experience


False Bay Park is situated along the western shores of Lake St Lucia and forms part of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. Most of the 2200 hectare (5400 acres) park is covered with sand forest, mixed woodland and patches of open shoreline.

Marine fossils can be viewed in an attractive interpretive centre, while the variety of habitats provides excellent bird-watching and game viewing. Grey and Red Duiker are common while the rare and diminutive Suni Antelope can be seen in the sand forest. Hippos and Nile Crocodiles occur throughout the lake.


Two self-guided trails offer excellent opportunities to explore the birdlife in the area.

Along the water edge, Rosythroated Longclaw, Goliath Heron, Collared Pratincole and a wide range of wading birds can be seen. Within the sandforest and adjacent woodland, Southern-banded Snake Eagle, Narina Trogon, Pink-thoated Twinspot, Neergaard’s Sunbird and African Broadbill are some of the many species you may encounter. False Bay is one of the best localities for the last two species. For more information visit the Zululand Birding Route. False Bay is a 20 minute drive from Malala and a small entrance fee is payable at the entrance.