South Africa’s first world heritage site was proclaimed in 1999. The area known as iSimangaliso Wetland Park starts from the South (St Lucia) and extends to the border of Mozambique in the North. An enormous area with varying eco systems and Biospheres. St Lucia itself remains a wildlife paradise, with Hippo’s still roaming the streets at night, one can also hear the call’s of Bush Babies and sightings of Leopards still occur.
Small in size the village has an approximate population of 500 residents, 800 Hippo’s and 1200 Nile Crocodiles that call this home. St Lucia previously known as a fishing destination has transformed itself and today has fast become a top tourist destination for both local and international travellers.
Surrounded by water St Lucia may almost be called a island, with the St Lucia Estuary bordering the western side of the town and the Indian Ocean on the eastern side of the town. The Estuary is home to Hippo’s that frequent the streets at night in search of greener pastures and Nile Crocodiles that may be observed basking in the sun. The Indian Ocean offers one sightings of Humpback Whales as they migrate past the shores from mid June to end November and then Logger head and leather back turtles return to lay their eggs from November to end March. Walking trails border the town where one may come across Red Duiker, Mongoose, Vervet Monkeys and lots more. With an estimated 450 species of birds seen during the year it makes for some magnificent birding.
Various Activities and Safaris are available daily from St Lucia travelling to the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve a mere 54km away. Night drive safaris, day tours to Cape Vidal, Hippo & Croc boat cruises departing daily and so much.
With unspoilt beaches, splendid views St Lucia remains a must and a true paradise. Numerous types of accommodations are available in St Lucia from budget backpackers to 5 star accommodation’s. Should you require additional information please do not hesitate in calling us today at +27 35 5901555/ +27 35 5901695 or alternatively email us atmailto:[email protected]
Cape Vidal 28km
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve 54km
Travelling from Durban to St Lucia, take the N2 northbound, travel +/- 220km turn right at the Mtubatuba continue straight will stop turn left and continue 2km turn right at the St Lucia sign board continue 28 km to St Lucia.
Here is a short clip depicting the main road.