Heritage Full Day Safari
R695.00 per person
Departing Daily from St Lucia. Pick up from your Hotel. Experience South Africa's very first World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
World Heritage Full Day Safari
Destination: iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Eastern Shores)
Duration: 7/8 hours
Cost : R695.00 Per person
Pick Up: From your Hotel
Included: Gate Entries, Snorkel Equipment, Lunch, Refreshments
Travel by Open Game Drive Vehicle into South Africa's very first world Heritage site. The area received world heritage status back in 1999, and has since fast become a top tourist attraction. Your ranger for the day will pick you up at your accommodation within the St Lucia area, after a brief introduction to the area you travel into the park. En-route you will have an opportunity to witness first hand just why this area is so spectacular. Its not just the wildlife but the scenery and incredible eco systems that one may enjoy while on tour. The safari includes numerous loop roads, outcrops, wildlife and then a chance to enjoy Cape Vidal a protected bay, snorkelling or bathing and where you will enjoy lunch.
All rangers are knowledgeable and experienced in the respective areas in which they work daily. These men and woman have dedicated their lives to conservation and this shows in the manner which all safari tours are conducted. Their passion for what it is that they do is incredible and we trust that you too will be inspired.
It's a full day of Fun & Sun while in a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Full Day Safari
Venture into iSimangaliso Wetland Park (South Africa’s first World Heritage Site 1999). The area was declared by UNESCO and took place on December 1, 1999. The size 328 000 ha (3,280 km2) of iSimangaliso Wetland Park includes five major ecosystems. This Natural World Heritage Site stretches for 280 km along the northern part of South Africa's East Coast.
World Heritage Full Day Safari:
4x4 Off-Road, Magnificent Game Viewing, Hides, Bird Spotting, Short Hikes and a visit to Cape Vidal with snorkeling and Whale Watching in season (June to end November). Learn about the Five Ecosystems that make up this park. Experience the Bush, Forest and Beach all in one day! Your experienced game ranger will ensure that you get to the best spots and also learn the unique and diverse landscape that makes this park so splendid.
Discover why this area is a world heritage site, from wetlands to Savannah grasslands to mangrove forests, unspoiled beaches and an abundance of wildlife. iSimangaliso means miracle and wonder. The 332 000 hectare Park contains three major lake systems, 8 interlinking ecosystems, 700 year old fishing traditions, 526 bird species and 25 000 year old coastal dunes, the second highest in the world.
Animals such as the endangered White & Black Rhino, Cape buffalo, Elusive Leopard, Hippo, Zebras, Red Duiker, Kudu and other animals may be witnessed while out on safari. Birders too will be amazed when they see the amount of birds in the park. Open 4 x 4 Safari Game Drives and Guided Walking Safaris will take you to breathtaking landscapes.
Included on this safari outing is a fully catered lunch a south African barbecue.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park (St Lucia) is an incredible area to go on safari with an abundance of wildlife not to mention the Leopards that frequent the area.
iSimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal (the elephant) share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal (the whale)
Travelled with 2 children of 5 & 8 and friends and did a 3 day tour found the package brilliant value and would highly recommend. The staff were really friendly and knowledgable and made every trip an unforgettable experience
We had chosen the 3-night safari package...
It started with a boat trip to see hippos, crocs, bird life, etc.
The following day we had full-day safari spotting elephants, zebras, rhinos, kudus, monkeys, buffalos, giraffes and many more, with a swim in the ocean to cool off (be very careful, if you are not strong swimmers).
Then, we had a nigh-safari (ensure you dress warmly) to see hippos on land, hyenas, giraffes, zebra, buffalos, chameleons, and more.
During our three days we took a boat trip on the estuary, a full day in Hluhluwe reserve, a full day wetlands tour and a night viewing. While we were unsuccessful in sighting lions and leopards we did see hippos, rhinos, elephants, warthog, kudu, waterbuck, nyala, reedbuck, impala, zebra, duiker, wildebeest and vervet monkeys (who made a thunderous noise on the lodge roof early in the morning).
The different guides for the different trips were pleasant and very knowledgeable. The open-sided vehicles used for viewing were comfortable,( although some of the roads were not).
All- in-all my wife and I can thoroughly recommend a visit. For visitors from hard currency countries the prices are a steal.