St Lucia South Africa
St Lucia South Africa a world heritage site and a mere 54km away from the world acclaimed Hluhluwe Game Reserve, awaits yet another wildlife paradise while in Natal South Africa. St Lucia received world heritage status in 1999 from Unesco, and has since fast become a tourist attraction. The small town where Hippo’s still roam the streets at night and the elusive Leopard hunts.
Formerly this quaint small little village was known of its magnificent fishing, a top destination for South Africans over weekends and holidays, since its transition to a World Heritage site this little town has fast developed to accommodate wild life enthusiasts that flock to the area each year. St Lucia offers you untouched beaches with tropical warm water year round due to the Indian Ocean and currents, this contributes Turtles laying their eggs, Whales migrating past in winter and numerous species of game fish may be bagged during different times of the year. The town of St Lucia is also surrounded by the St Lucia Estuary and within a paradise, Hippo’s and Nile Crocodiles that have made this their home, up to 300 species of birds may be witnessed during the year and numerous other animals may be seen on the banks. With mangroves and forests, open savannah grasslands and of the highest vegetated sand dunes in the world it makes for some splendid safari outings.
With numerous self guided hiking tours one may experience two amazing trails that are in close proximity to the village, ensure that you take refreshments along as it becomes quite hot and humid during summer. Hippo’s still roam the streets at night an amazing sight I assure you, they are insearch of tasty grass and have become quite accustomed to vehicles and the odd pedestrian, keep your distance and they will not cause any injury.
The town of St Lucia is situated within iSimangaliso Wetland Park the area stretching as far as the border of Kosi Bay. Their is just so much to see and do in the area, during the South African holidays it does become quite busy and one should prebook accommodation.
Our recommended top safaris and activities include the following:
Hippo & Croc Boat Safari
Night Drive Safari
Cape Vidal Safari
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