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|Catchment area||530 km2 (200 sq mi)|
|Basin countries||South Africa|
|Surface area||64 km2 (25 sq mi)|
|Average depth||10.9 m (36 ft)|
|Water volume||700,000,000 m3 (2.5×1010 cu ft)|
|Surface elevation||20.8 m (68 ft)|
|Official name||Lake Sibaya|
|Designated||28 June 1991|
The lake is located in the Maputaland, or Umhlabuyalingana, area of KwaZulu-Natal, on the east coast of South Africa.
It is part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park and is recognised under the Ramsar Convention as a "Wetland of International Importance" on 28 June 1991. In December 1999, the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it was renamed the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in 2009.
279 bird species have been identified at Lake Sibhayi.
The Mseleni Water Project and Mbazwana Water Supply Scheme both get their water from Lake Sibhayi.
Lake Sibaya Lodge is situated on the northern shores of the lake. It is an upmarket lodge with 16 chalets.
The popular beach resort of Sodwana Bay is nearby.
Area 77 km²
Maximum Depth 43m
Average Depth 12m
Elevation 20m AMSL
Location 27° 15' S - 27° 25' S and 32° 32' E - 32° 44' E
- Lake Sibaya Info Sheet - South African Wetlands Conservation Programme
- Lake Sibaya - World Lakes Database
- Lake Sibaya Information sheet for the site designated to the List of Wetlands of International Importance
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