St. Lucia

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The little town of St. Lucia is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site. The town is found on the banks of the St. Lucia Estuary, the home of many of the park’s hippos and crocodiles. Other than being a good location to access other parts of the park and several game reserves nearby, St. Lucia is a popular holiday destination due to the good year-round weather.

Activities and sightseeing in the area


St. Lucia is within close proximity of several game reserves: Hluhluwe Mfolozi and Mkuzi.

Estuary cruises

Take a cruise on the estuary and see pods of hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds.

Whale watching

Whale watching from June to December when Humpback Whales comes to these warmer waters to give birth and nurse their young.

Deep sea fishing

Deep sea charters are popular with fishermen.

Snorkelling at Cape Vidal

Cape Vidal is 38km north of St. Lucia. Visitors can snorkel among corals and a variety of sub-tropical fish.


There are several hiking trails in the park. Visitors can opt for guided hikes.

Bird watching

Avid bird watchers can spend hours ogling some of the 526 species of birds in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park.

Zulu culture

The life of the rural Zulu is a blend of the modern and the traditional. Zulus may aim for mod cons like electricity and cellphones, but they still adhere to old beliefs and engage in the rituals of days gone by. Many traditional ceremonies are still held.

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    Monzi Safaris is a tour operator situated in St Lucia KZN. We offer daily tours to Hluhluwe Imfolozi park (Big Five Game Drive) and Cape Vidal ( On the Eastern Shores of Lake St Lucia-part of the Isimangaliso World Heritage site.) We are also a booking agent for all activities on offer in St Lucia […]

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    Accommodation  > St. Lucia

    St Lucia- where Hippos roam the streets of town at night- is where you will find Budget Backpackers.St Lucia is also the gateway to the Isimangaliso World Heritage site and the only place in S A where you can see the worlds oldest land mammal(rhino), the worlds largest land mammal(elephant), the worlds oldest reptile(crocodile),the worlds […]