Maphelane - Sea View
Maphelane - Area View
Maphelane - Cabins
Maphelane - Beach View

About Maphelane


  • Maphelane is situated on the south bank of the Mfolozi river mouth. It is the southernmost camp in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

 What To Do On Arrival

  • All visitors who have booked accommodation, including camping and caravan sites, must please check-in at reception on arrival.
  • The final 50 km of road to Maphelane between the N2 and the resort has a sand surface and will take time to negotiate.
  • Visitors must ensure enough time to arrive at the resort before the gates close.


  • No pets are permitted in the reserve.
  • Gate entry times:
  • Openning from 6am - 18pm .
  • On Friday evenings and evenings prior to long weekends or provincial school holidays, visitors with bookings may enter the reserve up to 21:00. Please consult a General Practitioner regarding antimalaria precautions. 035 590 1407
  • A speed limit of 20 km/h is strictly enforced, except where lower speeds are applicable.
  • Littering is an offence. Visitors swim in the sea at their own risk. Swimming or wading in the Mfolozi river is not permitted, due to the presence of crocodiles.
  • Visitors are not permitted to use their own generators.
  • There are no fuel or power points at the campsites.
  • Plug points for freezer facilities are available for hire, book direct with Maphelane.
  • Electricity is supplied by gener

How To Get There

  •  Maphelane is 50 km off the Empangeni-Mtubatuba road, opposite the Kwambonambi turn off.
  • The road is narrow, very sandy in places and not recommended for cars with limited road clearance.
  • Due to the limitations of the new road, traffic is restricted to the following:
  • Vehicles not exceeding 1 ton;
  • Boats not exceeding 5,79 metres (19 feet);
  • Caravans of single axle class only and only if towed by a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

 GPS Co-Ordinates

  •  32d25'21.62"E 28d24'22.36"S

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