To do in the area

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Water Safari's & Boat Based Whale Watchingadvantage tours whale

From the tranquillity of the Lake to the rolling waves of the ocean we are able to show you a vast amount of wild-life. The boat based whale watching offer clients the opportunity to get up close to these gentle giants of the sea. Our Lake Cruises run every day up to four time a day. Here you are able to get up close to crocodiles, hippo's, monitor lizards and bird-life. Deep Sea Fishing in the area is a great way to break away with some friends. The sunset cruises are a favourite for couples, whilst the morning cruises on the lake are a must for the avid bird watcher. St. Lucia Safari's definitely has a variety of tours/safari's available for everyone.

Crocodile Centre St Luciacrocodile

Lake St. Lucia is home to the largest breeding population of Crocodiles in South Africa and at The Crocodile Centre you will learn many aspects of the life of this ancient reptile. The Crocodile Centre is one of only four permit holders that are allowed to keep the impressive Gaboon Adder in captivity. iSimangaliso Wetland Park has more than 109 species of reptile. There is also a Curio Shop and a Cycad Garden in which many of these plants, which have remained unchanged for 200 million years may be seen.

Land Based Safari'sMorgendVaart 007

Through our affiliated operators we are able to offer you a wide variety of Safari's/Tours, Game Drives are available in the form of half or full day. Excursions into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park can be arranged with us for either Day or night on the Eastern or Western shores of Lake St.Lucia. Horse back Safari's is just another way for you to experience this true "Place of Wonder".

 

Leatherback Turtle on the beach north of St. Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal.turtle

November 1st to February 28th

The Turtle Tours are seasonal trips where you experience the miracle of the reproduc­tion of the Leatherback Turtles (weighs up to 900kg) and the Loggerhead Turtles on the beaches north of St. Lucia in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Step into the world of these amazing and ancient reptiles as they dodge sharks offshore and humans, crabs, badgers and jackals on-shore to return to and hatch from these ancient nesting grounds. A Turtle Tour in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is a quality overnight tour with qualified guides.

Khula Village TourCulturalTour 003

About 15 minutes from St. Lucia, the contemporary Khula Village will give you an overview of current Zulu life with visits to schools, churches, Zulu dancing and even a traditional Sangoma. Your guide is a resident of this village and will be able to answer your questions about past and current Zulu Culture and affairs. A taste of Zulu beer combined with a traditional Zulu lunch will round off the experience.


Hluhluwe Game ReserveUmfolozi Hluwhluwe 082

Set in the heart of Zululand, the oldest game reserve in Africa where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the first conservation laws, where today the "big five" of African legend stalk the verdant savannah. Established in 1895, game viewing is the prime attraction. Viewing hides overlook waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range.

As the home of Operation Rhino in the 1950s and 60s, the Park became world renowned for its white rhino conservation. Other areas of focus for which Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is famed include wilderness trails which origionated in Imfolozi in the 1950s and its renowned Game Capture unit recently upgraded into the Centenary Capture Centre, a bench mark for animal capture and sustainable utilization throughout Africa. The Park covers some 96 000 ha and contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora. Hluhluwe is characterised by hilly topography,and this northen section of the park is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life. Apart from game-viewing drives, there are two self-guided auto trails which provide information on both the management and natural history of the reserve. Guided walks are also available, particularly rewarding in the early morning and late afternoon.


 

Cape VidalStLuciaDay1 037

This KwaZulu-Natal nature reserve offers sheltered beaches, rock pools and ledges surrounded by the wetlands and coastal forest of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Cape Vidal is wonderful for observing marine life at low tide while snorkelling.The bay has a launch site for deep-sea fishing excursions (including spear fishing) and ski boats. Snorkelers can keep a look out for the remains of the ship called Dorothea which was lost in these waters in 1898 - the wreck has never been found.
The winter months are when you can see Humpback Whales in the sea, as they migrate up the East coast of South Africa on their way to Mozambique to give birth, and in summer Leatherback and Loggerhead sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.