The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park (a.k.a. iSimangaliso Wetland Park) was
inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1999, which ensures that this
incredibly rich ecosystem of coral reefs, coastal dunes, lake systems, and
papyrus wetlands shall be protected for future generations.
The St. Lucia Estuary is the largest estuarine system in Africa, home to over 500 species of birds, including large breeding colonies of various waterfowl such as pelicans, storks, herons and terns.
Every summer, leatherback and loggerback turtles journey to these shores to lay their eggs in the sand. This amazing event can be witnessed by taking a guided night tour during these times.
The town of St. Lucia is essentially one giant bait and tackle shop, where thousands of fisherman from around the world converge in search of catching a variety of deep sea fish.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT ST. LUCIA WETLAND PARK:
- hippo cruises
- crocodile farm
- game fishing
- surf fishing
- spear fishing
- fly fishing
- bird watching
- game viewing
- turtle breading: October to April
- whale watching: June to December
SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Mammals: hippopotamus, samango & vervet monkeys
Birdlife: over 500 species of birds
Reptiles: crocodile, leatherback and loggerback turtles
Cape Vidal falls within the St Lucia Marine Reserve and is situated north-east of St Lucia within the Isimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site. This pretty bay is supported by a variety of accommodation set back in the dunes.There are 18 five-bedded
The lodge has been sensitively built into pristine African sandforest, carefully preserving this fragile ecology. The focus is on conservation through education and environmental awareness.
2 x 2 sleeper bush lodges set in beautiful unique sand forest within Kuleni. Game Park. Game. Lodges have outside showers and fully equipped kitchenette.
The luxury bedroom units are linked by wooden walkways to a central facility with furnishings that nurture the bushveld experience. The spacious lounge, kitchen, dining room and pool deck create an ambience of solitude
Toad Tree Lodge is a exclusive destination situated within a private game reserve. it boasts a wealth of antelope species, as well as giraffe, zebra and wildebeest, all of which are endemic to the area. we are a premier bird lovers destination ...
Thornwood offers luxury accommodation for up to 8 people in a self-catering, fully serviced, upmarket lodge. A unique blend of luxury timber frame units, fit seamlessly into the surrounding bush
Situated in Hluhluwe area. (1km from entrance gate to False Bay Park, 13km from Hluhluwe town, 30km from Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve).
Sand Forest Lodge is situated on a nature reserve on the edge of an ancient sand forest and lies 1.5km west of False Bay Park - part of the greater St Lucia Wetlands Park
Umziki is the Zulu name for the common Reedbuck which occur on this 80ha Natural Heritage Site (no.67) The property has been awarded this prestigious status due to the presence of pristine sand forest habitat and associated endemic plants.
Twelve luxury thatched chalets are dotted around a magnificent indigenous garden each with its own viewing deck. There are eight two bed chalets, two four bed family chalets with private shower and toilet facilities. In addition there are two ...