St Lucia Safaris

Ready to explore and discover the beauty that surrounds St Lucia, well herewith is a complete list of some of our Favorite St Lucia Safaris.

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St Lucia is a small village with a total population of 1000 this number triples and is primarily due to the incredible wildlife and scenery that surrounds St Lucia KwaZulu Natal. The town is nestled inside of the very first world heritage site iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and therefore the town is actually a world heritage site.

St Lucia is surrounded by water ie, the Estuary and the Indian Ocean, and this greatly contributes to the vast amount of Day Tours and Safaris that are on offer while in St Lucia.

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St Lucia Safaris - Most Popular Tours

1. Hippo Boat Trips

The most popular and what has to be the most amazing Safari has to be the Hippo Boat Cruises along the St Lucia Estuary.

This 2-hour adventure takes place on the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Estuary formerly known as the St Lucia Estuary. One of the largest systems in Africa, you are guaranteed of witnessing the resident Hippos.

It is estimated that the estuary is home to approximately 800 Hippos and 1200 Nile Crocodiles. Generally, the cruise travels in a northerly direction, and as mentioned before you will most definitely get to see these amazing animals en route. Other fascinating wildlife that are also sometimes witnessed include the likes of WaterBuck, Elephants, and Leopard along the banks of the Estuary.

This is an easy tour with no difficulties whatsoever, we would suggest a light jacket and camera for some of those incredible moments.

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2. St Lucia 3 Hr Sunset Safaris

Travel from St Lucia into the Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on Safari. This 3-hour magnificent safari is conducted in an Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle and conducted by a knowledgeable and experienced game ranger. Sit back and enjoy the beauty and wildlife.

You will be picked up at your respective accommodation or meet us at the Heritage Tours & Safaris office, (complimentary parking is available).

Possible wildlife that may be witnessed on this St Lucia Safari includes Hippos, Elephants, WaterBuck, Kudus, Leopard, Warthogs, Buffalo, Rhinos (Black and White), and many other possible species.

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3. Full-Day Heritage Safari

Travel from St Lucia into the Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on Safari, this full-day safari tour includes game viewing, hides, loop roads, and some incredible snorkeling at Cape Vidal.

You will be picked up from your respective accommodation and then set of into the park.

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St Lucia Safari Options

There are truly just so many day safari options while in the area. The above are merely our favorites and should you like the full list then please click here.

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Heritage Tours & Safaris was established in 2003 and since has grown into the largest privately owned safari tour company in the area.

We would be delighted should you like to join us on safari. We have daily excursions departing into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park or the world-acclaimed Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park on Big 5 Safaris.

Some of our other safari options include fully inclusive Overnight safari packages highlighting the very best that the area has to offer.

4-star accommodation, all conservation levies, and gate fees are included on all of the packages. For more information.

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Some of our Happy Clients

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Once in a lifetime!! Excellent!! Outstanding service

One of the best experiences ever!! We chose the sunset safari with the amazing Yamkela as our guide, heritage day tours and safaris have set the bar on game drives extremely high. Yamkela our guide was very informative about the local wildlife he was so patient in his tour and made every experience filled with fun. The highlight was a young male elephant out in the open and tried to scare us off with his might but Yamkela handled it all too well! Outstanding service I would choose heritage day tours and safaris always. Thanks, Yamkela for a once in a lifetime experience!!!


I have used this firm twice now and both times they have been excellent, both times our guide was Yam who was highly professional, with excellent knowledge and a great manner, they also show great respect for the park and its animals, unlike some of the other companies I saw.
The food was of good quality and the whole tour was excellent value for money. I intend to use this firm again later in the year when I return with my family.


We were also fortunate to have the pleasure of joining Arnu and Jabulani on the safari tours. Their extensive knowledge of the local area, wildlife, and ecosystems added an enriching dimension to our visit. Arnu and Jabulani's expertise made the tours not only informative but also deeply engaging, leaving us with a comprehensive understanding of the natural beauty and wildlife that surrounds Heritage House. Their passion for the area and its wildlife was contagious, and it truly enhanced our experience.

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