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St Lucia: Hippo and Crocodile Cruise on a 15-Seat Vessel

St Lucia: Hippo and Crocodile Cruise on a 15-Seat Vessel

Witness hippos, Nile crocodiles, and hundreds of bird species onboard a cruise departing from St Lucia. This two-hour safari gets you up close to the residents of the estuary. Discover St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland Park, one of the largest Estuarine systems in Africa. Travel aboard an exclusive 15-seater vessel with experienced and knowledgable skippers and rangers onboard. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have and furnish you with some incredible facts and information on the area.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi: Big 5 Full or Half-Day Safari

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi: Big 5 Full or Half-Day Safari

Experience the rolling hills of the Savannah grasslands and a magical African sunrise. Sit back and relax while your ranger takes you to the best areas within the park. With trained eyes and years of experience, your ranger will undoubtedly deliver some magnificent sightings. Learn more about this fascinating park and the incredible history of when King Shaka used the lower Umfolozi as his personal hunting grounds or how the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park single-handedly saved the rhinos from near extinction. The park is home not only to the African Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo) but also includes cheetahs, wild dogs, and many more. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at one of the numerous scenic picnic areas within the park. The tour concludes with a drop off at the Nyalazi Gate or alternatively, drop off back at your accommodation in St. Lucia.

St Lucia: iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Full-Day/Half-Day Tour

St Lucia: iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Full-Day/Half-Day Tour

Enjoy an open game drive safari in South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start with pickup from St Lucia or Durban, and after a brief introduction, enter the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. While on safari, enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the park as you explore numerous loop roads, outcrops, and lookout points. With knowledgeable and experienced guides, discover an abundance of wildlife species in the park. Search for Africa's Big 5 game animals: lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. Spot other animals such as waterbuck, impala, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, reedbuck, chameleon, giraffe, and hyena. Enjoy a stop at Cape Vidal, a protected bay and beach area. Take some time for snorkeling or swimming in the waters surrounding this resort destination, and enjoy some lunch on site. See the highest vegetative dunes on the African continent and enjoy plenty of scenic photo opportunities throughout the day.

From St Lucia: iSimangaliso Wetland Park Night Drive Safari

From St Lucia: iSimangaliso Wetland Park Night Drive Safari

Start with pickup from your accommodation at 7:00 PM or 8:00 PM and embark on a night drive safari at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Spend 3 hours in the park and try to spot a variety of nocturnal species who are more active at night. See nocturnal mammals such as bush babies and aardvarks. Go in search of the elusive leopard, who prefers to hunt at night. If you are lucky, witness a herd of elephants congregate in the beautiful glow of moonlight or hear the pounding of buffalo hooves as they gallop across the plains in darkness. Many of the species of the park tend to be bolder at night, so the chances of spotting rare species are higher on a night drive safari. Search for the animals with an expert guide. All vehicles are fitted with spotlights which will allow you to get the best views of any species you find. Gaze at the beautiful night sky and note the constellations throughout the safari.

From St Lucia: iSimangaliso Sunset Safari

From St Lucia: iSimangaliso Sunset Safari

Explore the Eastern shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on a sunset Jeep tour. Enjoy a unique perspective of the numerous ecosystems within the Eastern Shores from the comfort of your Jeep seat and keep an eye out for local fauna, including elephants, leopards, hyenas, and more. End your day with a twist on a safari at sunset. Venture through the iSimangaliso Wetland Park as you sit back, and get ready to enjoy possible sightings of Leopard, Buffalo, Hyena, Elephant, Rhino, Hippos, Zebra, Warthogs, and numerous species of Antelope. Marvel at the park as the sun sets and the nocturnal animals become active. Discover South Africa's very first-world heritage site the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. On this sunset drive, enter the Eastern side, commonly known as the Eastern Shores.

From Richards Bay: Guided St Lucia Estuary Boat Safari

From Richards Bay: Guided St Lucia Estuary Boat Safari

This day tour is focused on the Unesco site, the Isimangaliso Greater St Lucia estuary, which is South Africa's third largest protected area covering 280km of coastline. The main stop is the Boat Safari on the St Lucia estuary which will be guided by the local expert guide.

From Durban: St. Lucia Wetlands Boat Ride

From Durban: St. Lucia Wetlands Boat Ride

The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is the town of St Lucia and the estuary inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and its incredible wildlife. Previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first Natural World Heritage Site and is considered South Africa's third largest park with 280km of near pristine coastline and 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery. The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotami in SA, an estimated 1000 crocodiles as well as a wealth of plant, bird and animal life. The park was proclaimed a world heritage site because of the rich biodiversity, unique ecosystems and natural beauty occurring in a relatively small area. Animals occurring on the park include, lion, African elephant, leopard, black and southern white rhino, buffalo and in the ocean, whales, dolphins, and marine turtles including the leatherback and loggerhead turtle.

Durban: DumaZulu Cultural Village & Boat Safari Day Trip

Durban: DumaZulu Cultural Village & Boat Safari Day Trip

See the Unesco World Heritage Site of the ISimangaliso Wetlands Park, then witness traditional arts, crafts, and performances at the DumaZulu village. Depart from Durban and head north along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop will be DumaZulu Cultural Village in the heart of Zululand. Experience a village depicting traditional Zulu culture, with beehive huts arranged in a circle around a cattle kraal. Enjoy a welcome from a local guide who will explain the traditions and customs of the Zulu people including basket-weaving, and spear and shield-making. Feel free to purchase some decorative beadwork from the locals. View the village Sangoma perform traditional bone throwing, dancing, and singing of the Zulu tribe. Next we will stop at the small town of St Lucia inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. Board a riverboat for a 2-hour guided tour of the estuary. Encounter a unique ecosystem of pristine coastline and magnificent scenery. Keep an eye out for hippopotami, and maybe see one of the estimated 1,000 crocodiles. The Park also has wildlife like lions, zebra, elephants, leopards, giraffes, black and white rhinos, and fish eagles. After St Lucia we will take a slow drive to Durban

St. Lucia: Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure

St. Lucia: Cape Vidal Snorkeling Adventure

Meet your friendly instructors in Cape Vidal, just an hour drive through iSimangaliso Wetland Park from St. Lucia. The park is a protected area that runs along the coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Provice, and is home to an abundance of hippos, crocodiles, penguins, flamingos, elephants, giraffes, and leopards, spanning across the various landscapes. The adventure begins with a safety briefing on the beach and time to get kitted out with all the snorkel gear. Next, head into the water for a 1 to 1.5-hour exploration of Cape Vidal’s underwater world. Follow your instructor as you go in search of marine life, with the opportunity to see stingrays, octopus, butterfly fish, sturgeon fish, and many more. By the end of the trip, you will have spotted around 50 different species of fish. Back on dry land, warm up with a cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate as you page through the fascinating fish ID book to point out what you have seen.

3 Day Hluhluwe & Isimangaliso Wetlands Pk Tour from Durban

3 Day Hluhluwe & Isimangaliso Wetlands Pk Tour from Durban

On day 1 we visit Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive at this vast reserve. We spend the night in St Lucia. On Day 2 we go first for a 2 hour hippo and croc boat cruise at the St Lucia Estuary. This is followed by a game drive in the Dukuduku section of Isimangaliso Wetlands Park. We spend the second night in St Lucia. On day 3 we go for a game drive in the Cape Vidal section of Isimangaliso Wetlands Park. We depart to return back to Durban on the afternoon of day3. Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve set in the heart of Zululand where Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros) roam the flourishing savannah. Established in 1895 this is the oldest park in South Africa and encompasses over 98k hectares of beautiful African landscape. The Park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is characterised by hilly topography. The list of animals at the park is long and varied. The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve is noted for its White Rhino conservation. Their Centenary Capture Centre is celebrated for its exceptional research in animal capture, rehabilitation and release as well their approach to sustainable ecotourism in South Africa. The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first Natural World Heritage Site in 1999. Previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, the Unesco site dates back over 120 years. Established in 1895 the reserve is considered South Africa's third largest park with its’ unique ecosystem spanning over 280km of near pristine coastline and 328k hectares of magnificent scenery. The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotami in SA as well as an estimated 1000 crocodiles. Isimagaliso has a wealth of plant, bird and animal life, including lion, zebra, African elephant, leopard, giraffe, black and southern white rhino and fish eagles. Hluhluwe Imfolozi and Isimangaliso Wetlands Park are 2 really great parks in South Africa.

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4.5
(2 reviews)

We had a great trip to the wetlands. Our guide Dennis took us right to the hippos. He had an extremely extensive knowledge of the life of hippos and gave us a lot of information. No matter what we asked him, he had a well-founded answer to everything! A really great guide and an unforgettable experience! Dennis made this trip the best of our trip thanks to his friendly manner and great knowledge transfer!

Very great expérience!! We saw many animale, the guide was absolutely great, he explained many things about animals. Both breakfast and lunch were very good. We had à young child with us, everything went well. I strongly recommend!!

the cruise was very interesting, Danny, the guide, knows his subject, he answered all our questions, we were also able to see birds, no crocodiles on the other hand, no luck. it was a great experience. we recommend !

Only 15 people are transported, which was the deciding factor for me. The guide was friendly and told us a lot. We saw some hippos and a crocodile.

Great activity with a guide who explained things to us perfectly. Even for people who speak little English we get by.