St Lucia South Africa ( Isimangaliso Wetlands Park ) offers not only a diverse unique experience when it comes to the surrounding Park’s ( Hluhluwe Umfolozi ) & ( Cape Vidal ) this bush wonderland and world reknown Park Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game reserve the oldest park in the world but also South Africa’s first world heritage Site ( Unesco 1999) St Lucia offers clients an insight to what was before , numerous Biospheres , warm Indian Ocean currents and tranquil living in a village the size of many smaller neighbourhoods.
St Lucia experiences many changes in its seasonal cycle’s one of particular interest is the Migration of the largest Marine Mammals in the Ocean the whales. The whales viewed from St Lucia offers clients yet another specie that is found in this Paradise.
Each year as winter approaches these giants migrate , calf in our warmer waters , one may make use of various methods to observe one being from the waters edge or by boat based whale watching operators , St Lucia is fortunate in having this unique excursion available to many a toursist that has frequented St Lucia.
The boat based whale watching offers clients up close and personel encounters and it is then that one realizes the mere magnitude and grace with wich these animals have adapted too.
Whale watching takes place from June to end November and should most defiantely be on that to do list. Duration of trips are for 2 hours long out to sea , take clothing along that will keep you dry and warm and never forget you will be amazed no matter where you are in South Africa.
Heres a tip do a early morning Whale viewing , mid day Hippo & Croc cruise on the St Lucia estaury and finnish it of with a late afternoon game drive this is one never to be forgotten.
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