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    South Africa, a country instilled with scenic landscapes, grand mountains, winelands and the like, has so much to offer for a perfect escape. Indulging in its serene beauty is simply one of a kind and while it is a home for the largest bird in the world, Ostrich, amongst other largest like leatherback sea turtle and cheetah, you can witness the numerous calming lakes in South Africa to see what’s in store for you.

    So, what are you waiting for? Check out this list to know more about the fun places to visit around.

    10 Top Lakes In South Africa

    Some of the South African lakes provide absolute calmness and allure the tourists for some amusing bird watching and canoeing. Choose from this list of lakes in South Africa that suits your style better!

    1. Lake Chrissie

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    Ranking amongst the top 3 largest lakes in South Africa, the Lake Chrissie, known by another name as Chrissiesmeer, is 9 Km in length and 3 Km in width. One can view the several aquatic species and birds around the lake. ‘Frogging Safaris are one of the unique aspect of this lake and is a must watch where one has to find frogs by getting sloshes in the mud.

    Nearby Attractions: Bird watching, Frog Hunt, Tractor Museum (near the lake)
    Location: Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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    2. Lake St. Lucia

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    A renowned World Heritage Site of Isimangaliso Wetland Park, this lake is also amongst the largest lakes in South Africa with 80 Km length and 23 Km width. You can spot a hippo, reedbuck, and waterbuck on the shores of Lake St. Lucia and it also serves as a home to about 150 species of fishes. Currently, a project has been undertaken by the surrounding park to protect and preserve the lake from dredge spoil.

    Nearby Attractions: Cruising, Kayaking and visiting the crocodile centre near the lake
    Location: St Lucia, Umkhanyakude District, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

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    3. Lake Sibaya

    the largest freshwater lake

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    Closer to the Kosi Bay and Lake St. Lucia, this lake in South Africa is the largest freshwater lake in South Africa. Famous for having hippos and crocodiles aboard, Lake Sibaya is home to a vast variety of rare birds in the region. Since the lake is a protected one, you’re not allowed to stay on the lake but it’s a must visit to experience absolute stillness in South Africa.

    Nearby Attractions: Visiting Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, Sodwana Bay National Park and False Bay Park
    Location: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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    4. Zeekoevlei Lake

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    Larger than a typical city lake, Zeekoevlei is spread across 250-hectare area and is situated on the corners of the highly populated Cape Town in South Africa. It was proclaimed a nature reserve in 2000 and is amongst the youngest conservation areas. Due to its location in the urban area, the threat lies from the crowded surroundings but despite these facts, you can view the cormorants, white pelicans, and even flamingos near the shores.

    Nearby Attractions: Edith Stephens Wetland Park and Victoria Mxenge Project
    Location: Cape Flats, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa

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    5. Five Lakes of Wilderness, The Garden Route

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    Some of the lakes formed with the passage of time include the five lakes situated between the areas of Wilderness and Sedgefield. Being an important water body for the local birds, this lake is a home for several species and is popularly known as the ‘lake district’. There are multiple things to do around including savouring some of the best cuisines at the nearby restaurants.

    Nearby Attractions: Oysters R Us, Garden Route Horse Trails and Gerickes Point
    Location: Lies between the provinces of Eastern Cape and Western Cape

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    6. Flamingo Lake

    splendid view of Flamingo lake

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    Witness the splendid view of Flamingo lake merging into the giant Bot river occasionally housing a tons of jellyfish in the lake. With a nature reserve in the surrounding area, one can soak in the amazing view of the sea, lake and lush greenery combined sitting in a comfortable stay in the nearby holiday homes. It gets more exciting around the time of sunset and one gets to see a panoramic shot here.

    Nearby Attractions: Swimming and Visiting the Flamingo Fun Zone
    Location: Middlevlei Estate, Flamingo Road, Hermanus, South Africa

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