St Lucia KwaZulu Natal Accommodation
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As we are quickly approaching the December holidays accommodation in St Lucia is fast becoming unavailable. The town of St Lucia during December is normally busy during this period and it is quite normal to have zero accommodation available.
Since the closure of the beaches along the KZN coastline St Lucia has fast become a top destination, this with its beauty and wildlife that may been seen from one’s front door as the Hippo’s walk past in search of grass has most definitely why it is so popular both with international clients and local holiday makers. St Lucia South Africa’s first world heritage since 1999 offers one peace and tranquillity, their is no hustle and bustle, the only venue’s that get busy is the spar as all of the holiday makers make their way back from the beaches and of course the Cape Vidal gate the entry point to visit the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This park has wonders beyond believe with loop roads hides and perfect beaches a true must while on holiday.
December in St Lucia KwaZulu Natal is also the start of the migratory Leather Back and Logger Head turtles are they return year after year to lay their eggs. Various tour operators offer these incredible outings and please note that they are offered during night times only. The tour consists of travelling to Cape Vidal by open game drive vehicle and then travelling along the coast line towards Levin point in search of these incredible species. Other amazing sightings that one may encounter are the Hippo & Croc Boat cruises on the St Lucia Estuary these two outings depart daily and the favourite trip by far has to be the sunset trips. One may encounter Hippo’s 800 of which are resident’s and Nile Crocodiles 1200 approx. in the area, the Estuary a total length of 85 km gives one some remarkable sightings while out on these boat cruises.
Numerous self guided walking trails scatter the little town one next to the crocodile centre this hike may be done early morning as this is the best time for the most activity, please do note that Buffalo’s are in the area so please keep an eye out for them, should you come across them please make sure that you are down wind from them and keep a safe distance at all times. The other walking trail the Igwala walking trail is great for bird species also early morning or late afternoon a bit shorter one may also include a walk down to the local ski boat club that is open to the public.
Night life in the town is as one can imagine a lot slower than the larger towns but numerous restaurant’s are available from Italian to Portuguese tastes. Numerous Accommodation styles are available from camping at one of the KZN camps to 5 star lodges for more on St Lucia Accommodation please do click on the above link.
For those wildlife and sporty adventure clients the camping facilities are really good at the local kzn camps with pool and electricity at all sites. The camps are also fenced so that one wont wake up to some nasty surprises like a hippo grazing next to your tent. Should you be travelling to St Lucia make sure you get a map of the area these are freely available at all of the info shops, should you be interested in going along on any of the outings that the area offers please do make bookings prior as this is a very busy time in the area.
How to get to St Lucia from Durban take the N2 northbound and travel until you see the Mtubatuba turn off turn right continue until you get to a stop turn left continue past Mtubatuba one will see a sign saying St Lucia r616 turn right and continue for 28 km to St Lucia. Before crossing the bridge into St Lucia slow down and see if you can see any Hippo’s in the Estuary.
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St Lucia KwaZulu Natal Accommodation