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Vital Information Maphelane

Gate Opening and Closing Times:

Summer ( October to March ) 06h00 to 19h00
Winter (April to September ) 06h00 to 18h00

Office Hours:

The office is open from 08h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 16h30

Camp Telephone Number: (035) 5901407
Camp Fax: (035) 5901039
Check Out Time: 10h00
Check In Time: 14h00


The shop has a limited range of curios and supplies.

Special Precautions:

Maphelana is in a malaria area and special precautions are necessary.

The nearest town which has a full range of services is Kwambonambi which is 50 kms away.

How to get there:

Maphelana is 50 kms from the N2 between Empangeni and Mtubatuba opposite the Kwambonambi turn off. The road is narrow and very sandy in places and is not suitable for vehicles with a low clearance.

The following vehicle restrictions apply on the road:

Vehicles not exceeding 1.5 tonnes
Boats not exceeding 5,79 metres
Caravans of a single axle class only and only if towed by a four wheeled drive vehicle.

Motor Bikes, Quad Bikes, Private Generators and Jet Skis are not permitted into the reserve.

Only vehicles launching boats from a trailer are allowed on the beach.

Pets are not permitted into the reserve.

"No entry fees will be charged for visits by KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Primary and Secondary School groups, from KZN Schools to KZN Protected Areas and St Lucia Crocodile Centre provided that such visits:
1. are authorised by the Head of the school
2. are booked in advance with the Officer in Charge of the Protected Area or Crocodile Centre
3. do not take place over weekends, during KZN Provincial school holidays or Public Holidays".

Facilities for people with disabilities: Nil

Please note that the tap water is not potable. There are also rain water tanks which contain water for visitors. All water must be boiled before it is fit to drink.It is suggested that visitors who want a supply of drinking water in their log cabin bring a 25L container of water with them.

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