Coast KZN

Estuarine Management

EMP for uMkhanyakude District Municipality

Estuary Management Plans for estuaries withing uMkhanyakude District Municipality

uMhlabuyalinga Local Municipality

uMgobezeleni Estuary Management Plan: Part 2 August 2012

"The Mgobozeleni estuarine lake system, which incorporates two lake areas linked physically and biologically to the sea via a narrow channel, lies strategically between the other two iSimangaliso estuary systems, Kosi Bay in the north and Lake St Lucia in the south. Like Kosi Bay, it is situated on the Mozambique coastal plain and is composed of two interconnected lakes, and has a reed -lined channel leading to the Indian Ocean at the coastal resort of Sodwana Bay.

This document details the Estuary Management Plan (EstMP) for the Mgobozeleni system and draws on the Situation Assessment background report (iSimangaliso, 2015b) and other supporting documents. This plan provides a summary of the situation assessment, which describes the estuary’s features, health status, the activities and issues affecting estuary health, and the management objectives and programme of actions for estuary management."