Journey into South Africa's very first world Heritage site
Duration: 6 / 8 Hours
Departs: Tide Dependent ( evenings )
Group Size: max 10 passengers per vehicle
Included: All conservation Levies, Light Dinner and Refreshments
Conducted in a Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle
If ever you where wondering if their truly is something amazing and incredible then it really has to be a Turtle Tour. These magnificent creatures of the ocean that return to their area of birth to lay their eggs can only be regarded as breathtaking.
Join us as we go insearch of Leather Back and Loggerhead Turtles along the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Beach (Cape Vidal to Leven Point). This tour only takes place in the Summer months from November to end of February. The season is divided into two parts one being from November to end December is mostly when the Turtles will lay their eggs and then from January to end February one may witness the eggs hatching.
Your personal Ranger will pick you up at your hotel in St Lucia or alternatively meet at our office. Please note that the times are tide dependent and therefore change daily.
You will travel through the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park en route to Cape Vidal. This offers you a additional game drive and opportunity to witness the beauty and wildlife found within the park. 28 km North you will arrive at Cape Vidal, it is here that you will continue along the beach in search of the Turtles the distance to Leven Point is 28 km and one will be amazed by not only the pristine beauty but also the incredible Star gazing opportunities. Once at Leven Point you will enjoy a light dinner and refreshments and then continue back towards Cape Vidal.
To witness either of the turtle species is but splendid, please adhere to all of the regulations that your ranger will discuss prior to disembarking from the vehicle.
Once back at Cape Vidal you will once again have a chance to witness various wildlife species especially the Leopards that frequent the area at night.
Please do take note that Turtle sightings are Not Guaranteed.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park was proclaimed as a world heritage site in 1999. The area is enormous and stretches from St Lucia in the South to the border of Mozambique in the North. This Tour will be conducted in the Eastern Shores of the park. Tours depart daily and may also be conducted as either early morning or late afternoon tours.
What to take along
- Light Jacket
- Comfortable clothing
- Limited seat's available
- Seasonal (November to end February)
- Blankets are supplied on the vehicle