St Lucia KZN Safari

St Lucia KZN Safari

Visiting St Lucia KZN and maybe looking for a Safari while in the area? Well, you are undoubtedly in the right place. St Lucia offers a multitude of outings and excursions both day and overnight attractions.

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If this is your first time to St Lucia KwaZulu Natal (KZN) then you have made the right choice did you know that St Lucia is home to the largest free-roaming Hippo Population in South Africa? It is estimated that 800 or so Hippos roam the area both by day and night. This is evident while walking or driving around town at night.

St Lucia was proclaimed as a world heritage site in 1999 which forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Situated in the Southern part of the park this area is the ideal area from where to enjoy numerous safaris departing daily.

Why St Lucia KZN Safari?

St Lucia is a mere 3km from the Eastern Shores (iSimangaliso Wetland Park), 7km from the Western Shores (iSimangaliso Wetland Park), and a 45-minute drive to the world acclaimed Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Without a doubt, this has to be the ideal area from where to enjoy multiple national parks.

St Lucia - Parks & Game Reserves ideal for a Day Safari

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Eastern Shores (iSimangaliso Wetland Park)

Bush, Beach & Diversity this is by far the most impressive area to visit while in St Lucia.

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Western Shores (iSimangaliso Wetland Park)

Magnificent wildlife impressive scenery and well worth the visit.

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Big 5 Park

The oldest proclaimed park in Africa and home to the Big 5.

St Lucia KZN Safari

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St Lucia KZN Safari

St Lucia Estuary - Day Tours

The Estuary and its glorious residents happens to be one of the biggest estuaries in Africa and is home to more than 1200 Nile Crocodiles, 800 Hippos, and an abundance of Bird-Life.

As one enters the town you will be greeted by the yawns and grunts of Hippos as one crosses the Estuary Bridge. This has to be one of the most incredible sights when entering this small but quaint village. The estuary is also the divider between the western and eastern shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

80 km North to South and 23 km at its widest covering an estimated 350 square kilometers.

Like to experience the Estuary by Boat?

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Eastern Shores (iSimangaliso Wetland Park)

Virtually on the doorstep of St Lucia KZN, you can easily enjoy either an organized or self-drive safari into the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The park offers numerous loop roads, hides, and lookout points from which to enjoy this amazing park. Nothing like it in South Africa? definitely without a doubt is there no other park that offers you sightings of the African Big 4 and an opportunity to enjoy warm tropical waters in the Indian Ocean. Some of the wildlife species found within this section of the park include Elephants, Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard, Hippos, Antelope, and numerous other wildlife species.

It's a magical destination with the ability not only to game view, swim, snorkel, and enjoy a lazy picnic.

Like to enjoy a Day Safari?

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Western Shores (iSimangaliso Wetland Park)

Bush and more bush the Western Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park has a completely different feel to it. Open grasslands, mangroves, and forests make this the ideal area to go in search of game with some incredible viewing platforms and hides. One may enjoy this park as an organized or self-drive safari and you will most definitely enjoy the wildlife.

Like to enjoy a Day Safari?

St Lucia KZN Safari - Big 5 Country

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Big 5 Park

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the largest national Park in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) and is home to the African Big 5. This park is a mere 45-minute drive from St Lucia and without a doubt makes for the most amazing St Lucia safari option. Not only is it the oldest proclaimed park in Africa but also has a unique history of saving the rhinos from near extinction. This park may be enjoyed as a self-drive or an organized safari.

Like to enjoy a Day Safari?

St Lucia is an amazing and incredible safari destination. Be it just for a day and then relax along the shores you will not be disappointed.

Some other day safari's, excursions, and outings that you too could enjoy while in the area.

  • Turtle Tours
  • Whale Watching
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Guided Walks
  • Birding
  • Zulu Culture Tours

heritage tours & safaris logoHeritage Tours & Safaris was established in 2003 and since has become one of the largest privately-owned safari tour operators in the area and we would be delighted should you like to join us on one of our many tours & safaris that we offer.