The quaint town of St Lucia is situated in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The town serves as the hub for the Isimangaliso Wetland Park (a world heritage site).
The town is almost an island as it is surrounded by water. In the east it is bordered by the warm Indian Ocean and on the west Lake St Lucia forms the border. The town is renowned for hippo roaming the streets at night and even the elusive leopard is seen from time to time. A few lookout points on Lake St Lucia may even afford visitors with a glimpse of one of the more than 800 Nile crocodile that calls this place its home.
Small antelope and wide variety of birds could be seen on one of the hiking trails that surround this town. If long walks are your thing then the unspoilt beaches of St Lucia is just what you need.
A wide variety of activities are on offer including game drives, kayaking, birding, snorkelling ,fishing, hippo and croc tours as well as seasonal whale watching and turtle tours.
St Lucia is a prime holiday destination for local and international travellers.
Listed below is other activities available in St Lucia that Monzi Safaris will be able to help you book.
Game Reserve Tours
The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa and is home to the big five, cheetah, wild dog and hyena. The park is also home to 340 bird species.
Explore the eastern or western shores of the Isimangaliso wetland park (a world heritage site).
On this trip you could see how the animals interact after dark. Expect to see leopard, hippo, elephant and even chameleons.
Hippo & Croc Tours
St Lucia estuary is home to the largest breeding populations of nile crocodiles in Africa. See these reptiles along with hippo and water birds on these 2 hour boat cruises.
Visit a nearby Zulu village and experience the traditional ways of this mighty warrior people.
Monzi golf club is situated 16km out of town on sugar cane estate and boasts a beautiful 9 hole course.
A fisherman’s paradise! St Lucia offers everything from shore angling to deep see fishing and fishing in the estuary.
Choose from a variety of packages on how to explore the edges of town bordering the Isimangaliso Wetland Park or the beach on horseback.
More than 520 bird species have been identified in the St Lucia area. Guided birding trails are available for the enthusiast.
A number of walking trails are available to explore the outskirts of town bordering the Isimangaliso Wetland Park and the estuary on foot.
Turtle Tours (November – January)
See loggerhead and leatherback turtles nesting on the beaches of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park.
Whale Watching (June – November)
Witness the gentle giants of the ocean, the humpback whales, as they migrate past St Lucia. Get as close as 50 m from the whales on board of one of the legal permit holder’s boats.