Along the Dolphin Coast is the little resort town of Zinkwazi. The protected beach here is an beautiful stretch of golden sand surrounded by incredible indigenous forests with tropical palms. The bathing waters are protected by shark nets and lifeguards are here during the holiday season, which makes it safe for swimming. Beyond the dunes, at the rear of the beach, is a large lagoon which is an estuary of the Zinkwazi River. As well as being a haven for wildlife, this is a great spot for kids to enjoy a swim. The beach itself is also home to a number of rock pools and tidal pools which are ideal for little explorers.
While you are enjoying this wild, unspoilt beach, you might see whales and dolphins playing off the coast, or you can arrange to go out on a boat to see them up close. Nature is in charge here and Zinkwazi beach is part of a wider nature conservancy area.
Nearby, you can explore the abundant bird life and hike the eco-trails within the preserve - there are more than 250 bird species to be found here. You can also find cultural attractions and historical sites all around Zinkwazi, as well as a wide range of accommodation.
There is a small game reserve nearby where whihc is home to various wildlife which can be seen grazing along a backdrop of the sea. They have giraffes, zebras, and smaller antelope here. For a taste of real African wildlife though, there is a Big Five Game Reserve is just a few hours away.
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