False Bay Park, a Ramsar site wetland since 2015, is a nature reserve that protects the western shores of the freshwater bay, False Bay, and is situated near the coast of northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. False Bay is connected to Lake St. Lucia and both are included in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Located on the Cape Flats, it includes the lakes known as Rondevlei and Zeekoevlei. It covers 1,500 hectares and is located at 34° 4′ S, 18° 30′ E.
Zeekoevlei is a neighborhood, picnic spot, and recreation ground, and several types of water sports are practiced here. Rondevlei is a protected area.
Around 256 native plant species grow here, including the extremely threatened and almost extinct Erica turgida and Erica verticillata. The Cape Flats Sand Fynbos and Cape Flats Dune Strandveld can be found there.
Significant populations can be found here of the following mammals: hippopomatus, African clawless otter, marsh mongoose, Cape grysbok, steenbok, Southern African vlei rat (Otomys irroratus), Cape genet (Genetta tigrina}, and Cape gray mongoose.
False Bay is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Town, South Africa.
False Bay can also refer to:
False Bay (Livingston Island) on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands
False Bay, South Australia, a bay in South Australia
False Bay, South Australia (locality), a locality in South Australia
False Bay Park in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
the former name of Allison Harbour on the Central Coast of British Columbia
the former name of Lyall Bay in Wellington, New Zealand
the former name of Mission Bay (San Diego) in San Diego, CaliforniaISimangaliso Wetland Park
iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park) is situated on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, about 275 kilometres north of Durban. It is South Africa's third-largest protected area, spanning 280 km of coastline, from the Mozambican border in the north to Mapelane south of the Lake St. Lucia estuary, and made up of around 3,280 km2 of natural ecosystems, managed by the iSimangaliso Authority. The park includes:
Lake St. Lucia
St. Lucia Game Reserve
False Bay Park
Lake Etrza Nature Reserve
St. Lucia Marine Reserve
St. Lucia Marine Sanctuary
Sodwana Bay National Park
Mapelane Nature Reserve
Maputaland Marine Reserve
Tewate Wilderness Area
Mkuze Game ReserveThe park was previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, but was renamed effective 1 November 2007. The word isimangaliso means "a miracle" or "something wondrous" in Zulu. The name came as a result of Shaka's subject having been sent to the land of the Tsonga. When he came back he described the beauty that he saw as a miracle.Protected areas of South Africa
The protected areas of South Africa include national parks and marine protected areas managed by the national government, public nature reserves managed by provincial and local governments, and private nature reserves managed by private landowners. Most protected areas are intended for the conservation of flora and fauna. National parks are maintained by South African National Parks (SANParks). A number of national parks have been incorporated in transfrontier conservation areas.
Protected areas may also be protected for their value and importance as historical, cultural heritage or scientific sites. More information on these can be found in the list of heritage sites in South Africa.
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