Located on the east coast of South Africa, St Lucia is a small village in the heart of Zululand where you can experience the best of a bush and boat safari. Set in one of the richest mammal conservation areas in the country, St Lucia provides access to iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. The breathtaking natural coastal forests, swamps, beaches, and wetlands are home to diverse wildlife and visitors can enjoy birding, whale watching, snorkelling, scuba diving and so much more.

Located on the east coast of South Africa, St Lucia is a small village in the heart of Zululand where you can experience the best of a bush and boat safari. Set in one of the richest mammal conservation areas in the country, St Lucia provides access to iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you explore natural coastal forests, swamps, beaches, and wetlands, you can experience diverse wildlife and spectacular landscapes with a long list of thrilling activities. From whale watching to seeking out their famed hippos, to watching dolphins swimming alongside your boat, this is the perfect place to admire breathtaking natural beauty.

Highlights

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Embark on a boat cruise to photograph an abundance of hippos, Nile crocodiles, and birdlife.
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Experience snorkelling along Cape Vidal’s reef to see a multitude of fascinating sea creatures.
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Admire spectacular landscapes on a sunrise or sunset drive in iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
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Set off on a cultural or nature-based bicycle tour with a knowledgeable guide.
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Explore the surrounding nature reserve and its stunning beaches on horseback.
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Watch magnificent humpback whales breach the water while migrating during whale watching season.

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St Lucia has a subtropical climate and travellers can expect plenty of warm, sunny days throughout the year. Summers are humid with late afternoon and evening thunderstorms, with December usually having the most rainfall. Winters are between June and August and form part of the dry season. During this time, you can expect mild to warm temperatures and cool evenings. From June to November, you have the amazing opportunity to spot humpback whales migrating along the coastline.

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