Saint Lucia Estuary an exciting wetland area
A bit north of Durban on the east coast of South Africa is a great wetland area located around Lake St Lucia. The Lake near the small city St Lucia was designated a Natural World Heritage Site in 1999 as the first in South Africa. Saint Lucia Estuary is part of Greater St Lucia Waterland Park and are divided in 5 different ecosystems: The marine system includes the eastern part and 280 km coastline. Eastern shore system consists of sand dunes and forest and form a buffer between Indian Ocean and Lake St Lucia. The third system is the Lake itself. The northern part of the Lake forms its own system with a wetland area of papyrus. The Lakes western shores is the fifth system with grass plains and bush landscape.