Tourist Information and Top Things to Do while in St Lucia South Africa
St Lucia was proclaimed as a world heritage site in 1999 by Unesco, St Lucia is South Africa's very first world heritage site and for good reason. The abundance of wildlife and natural beauty is incredible. To this very day Hippo's can still be witnessed wandering down the streets at night in search of grass.
Hippo's are predominantly known as the most aggressive and contribute to the most deaths in Africa however in this very small town they seem to have become accustomed to being photographed and watched by numerous visitors on a daily basis.
St Lucia is situated on the North East of Zululand a mere 2,5hrs from Durban the capital of KwaZulu Natal. The area offers tropical warm climate year round not to mention the warm Indian Ocean that one can enjoy year round.
The abundance of wildlife does not stop at Bush Baby cries at night, Red Duiker foraging nor the odd Leopard witnessed all the while in the town, no theirs more Humpback Whales migrate of the shores during the winter months.
Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles lay their eggs on the beaches during the summer months and Whale Sharks pass during summer as well. The marine life is incredible almost untouched, the beaches pristine and just keep going on as far as the eye can see.
The area known as iSimangaliso Wetland Park is the authority on the reserve, the area is enormous and stretches from St Lucia to the border of Mozambique in the North. St Lucia is a great stop and the perfect gateway to discover the area, with numerous accommodation styles and budgets their is virtually something for everyone.
Top Things to Do
- Hippo & Croc Boat Safari's
- Night Drive Safaris
- Heritage Safaris
- Horse Riding
- Zulu Culture
- Quad Biking
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Whale Watching
- Turtle Tours
- Hluhluwe Big 5 Safaris
- Star Gazing
- Guided Walks
Enjoy a two hour Hippo & Croc Boat Safari up St Lucia Estuary home to more than 800 Hippo's and 1200 Nile Crocodiles. Departing every two hours this journey remains a must while in the area.
No Safari to Africa can ever be complete without experiencing first hand a Night Drive Safari, this nocturnal journey offers insight into the various predators and wildlife that frequent the night.
Discover iSimangaliso Wetland Park on a days safari outing, enjoy a full or half day safari while on a open game drive safari vehicle with a experienced game ranger. Discover and Journey into paradise.
Horse riding on the beach or the bush, what an incredible way to discover a world heritage site. One hour or two hour options are available.
Watch and enjoy Zulu Dancing, Customs and Cultures. Experience the warm welcome and friendliness of the Zulu People.
Looking for some adventure and exploring the bush then try your hand at some quad biking.
Deep Sea Fishing
With tropical waters year round one has a chance to catch and release some incredible game fish.
From June to end of November enjoy sightings of the mighty Humpback Whales, please note that this is a boat based outing.
From November to end of February enjoy sightings of Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles.
Guided Bush Walks
In and around St Lucia their are numerous walking trails, these trails can be utilised for both wildlife or birding.
St Lucia South Africa offers a wide variety of tourist activities, the possibilities are endless but one is fore sure if you love the outdoors and the wildlife then St Lucia is truly for you. Join Heritage Tours & Safaris to discover and explore St Lucia