South Africa is famed for five world heritage sites, but the most impressive of all is the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. Millions of years of gentle abrasion by wind and water has painstakingly moulded a unique landscape, which harbours the most sensitive and diverse flora and fauna within a myriad of ecosystems. The opportunity to luxuriate in a mosaic of landforms ranging from savannah through to wetland and ocean is truly rare. Perched on the peninsula of Lake St Lucia, Sobhengu Lodge offers guests a chance to indulge in solitude at its unique, self-catering chalets. Built above a sand forest, the chalets are hidden among the trees and connected by raised wooden walkways. This is complemented by the exhilarating views of Lake St Lucia. From Sobhengu s private boma, guests are afforded the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the abundant birdlife and wildlife in the area. For the more adventurous, hiking and quad bike trails abound, providing guests with the opportunity to closely inspect the remains of fossilised flora and fauna dating back to 6 million years.