Review: St Lucia South Africa

St Lucia South Africa is a unique destination and for good reason, with beaches ( Tropical) warm year round, Isimangaliso Wetlands Park a mere 2 km away and Hluhluwe Umfolozi just 54 km away where else in the world could one possible see and do in such a short distance.

St Lucia South Africa a World Heritage Site ( Unesco 1999 ) is centrally situated within a wildlife paradise. As of late the park has been renamed to Isimangaliso Wetlands Park, previously known as St Lucia Wetlands Park South Africa.

St Lucia village is small with an estimated population of 600 permanent residants, this quaint village offers all needed shop amenities, restaurants, accommodation, and adventure and safari operators. At night one can expect to still see Hippo’s wandering the streets as the move from property to property grazzing on the grass. Leopard have also been spotted on hundreds of seperate occassions within the village however no recording of any incidance has ever occured.

St Lucia with its warm Indian ocean and Wetlands park situated on the door step offers visitors a wide variety of activities for both young and old. Self guided trails (2) one popular for birders and the other for game viewing. Cape Vidal is a protected bay just 33 km from St Lucia and offers one year round bathing with an added benefit of witnessing whales in winter on their annual migration, other spectacular sightings or adventures include turtle tours in summer when the mighty Leatherback and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs.

St Lucia has a wide variety of accommodation types from B&B, Hostel, Hotel, lodge and camping. In season record numbers of visitors transend onto the village of St Lucia warm beach days and wildlife outings are the order of the day.

A day time safari not to be missed is the Hippo & Croc cruise on the St Lucia Estaury this 2 hr photographic opportunity to get close ups of Hippo, Crocodile and a wide variety of estaurine birds is incredible.

Busy seasons include all South African holidays however it must be mentioned that the winter holidays in St Lucia are the best with regards to weather conditions. High season is from Mid June until end of December.

Should you travel to KwaZulu Natal in Summer please note that it can become quite hot and humid so ensure that enough refeshments are taken. For any enquiries as to Holiday packages to St Lucia or the surrounds please email us at [email protected]

Once again the giants of the deep ( Whales ) have started their migratory route past St Lucia , with boat based whale watching from St Lucia one may encounter a sight never to be forgotten. Cape Vidal 33 km through the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park may be enjoyed as either a day out for the locals or game viewing with the option to swim or go deep sea fishing fish game fish. Take a drive to Mission rocks a short hike to the look out tower and their is always the possibility of seeing whales. St Lucia has very quickly adapted to the international market with B&B’s, Hotels, Lodges, Hostels and camping areas available. Good restaurants catering for most on holiday, shops and curios from the local craft market.

Awesome weather year round ( No Malaria) and kilometers of unspoilt beaches.