ST LUCIA'S iSimangaliso Wetland Park became the first South African World Heritage Site in 1999. Wild and largely unspoilt (hippopotami roam the streets at night) nature lovers can marvel at the areas large populations of hippos crocodiles and other wildlife. Apart from the wetlands areas the area also offers pristine beaches and sensational scuba diving.
Wetland Hippos Photograph by Frans Lemmens, Redux Hippos are among the diverse wildlife found at the Great St. Lucia Wetlands Park, also known as iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The park, which stretches along South Africa’s eastern coast, is the continent’s largest estuarine system, according to UNESCO.
‘Official’ sites on whale watching look at they are: Azores, Baja California, Cape Cod, Dominica, Glacier Bay, Hermanus, Hervey Bay, Kaikoura, Monterey Bay and Peninsula Valdes, Dominica and Monterey Bay, Greenland, Tonga, the Chilean Peninsula, Norway, Iceland or Scotland to name a few. It is indeed tough to come up with top ten whale sites in the world since there are so many each equally good places to see whales.