Welcome to False Bay
False Bay is situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site. The Park is made up of a number of conservation areas, the oldest of which is the St Lucia Game Park, proclaimed in 1895. This area consists of the water body of the lake and the islands. A half mile wide boundary was added in 1939, known as St Lucia Park.
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first world heritage site, recognized for its superlative natural beauty, ecological processes and biodiversity covers 332 000 ha and includes a coastline of 230 km.
This small area bounding the False Bay of the lake is one of the oldest areas geologically. The area is well known for its fossil marine animals and corals as well as its diverse ecosystems and is only three kilometres wide but contains habitats of sand forest, thornveld and savannah.