St Lucia South Africa, KwaZulu Natal

St Lucia Accommodation, Activities, Tours & Safari Packages

South Africa's first World Heritage Site

Awarded as a World Heritage site in 1999 (Unesco), this small but quaint village has fast become a top tourist destination. St Lucia also happens to be the most visited town in Africa to witness our beloved Hippos.

St Lucia Accommodation

at Heritage House Bed & Breakfast St Lucia KZN

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Urban Glamping St Lucia

St Lucia Estuary Hippo Boat Tours

Discover, Witness and Observe Hippo's, Nile Crocodiles and Hundreds of bird species on our Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise while in St Lucia. This 2 hour Boat Cruise Safari gets you close up to the residents of the estuary.

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Most Popular: 2 Night Weekend Getaway Package Deal

Includes 4 Star Accommodation, Boat Tour, Big 5 Safari, and much more.

2 night safari package

Looking for an amazing Safari Combo Deal?

Enjoy the very best that the area has to offer on Safari.

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Why not join Heritage Tours & Safaris on a Safe and Secure Family Holiday Package? All Safari Packages are conducted in-house thus offering you absolute peace of mind, the ideal way to discover and explore iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia, and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Join us on a Small Group Family Safari Package.

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1 Night Safari Package

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4 Night Safari Package

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2 Night Safari Package

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Big 6 Bush & Boat Safari

This one day Bush & Boat Safari includes a Big 5 Safari and a Hippo Boat Cruise

9 Night Exclusive Safari Package KwaZulu Natal

9 Night Exclusive Safari

Experience the absolute best that KwaZulu Natal has to offer. 

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3 Night Safari Package

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7 Night Safari Package

St Lucia Activities, Tours & Safaris

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St Lucia Safari Activities

An Exceptional Experience Awaits You. Night Drive Safaris, Bush & Beach Safaris, Hippo & Croc Boat Cruises and much more.

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Big 6 Bush & Boat Safari

This one day Bush & Boat Safari includes a Big 5 Safari and a Hippo Boat Cruise

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Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise, St Lucia

Discover, Hippo's, Nile Crocodiles and hundreds of bird species on a Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise while in St Lucia. Departing Daily, Bookings Essential

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Heritage Full Day Tour

Discover why this area is a world heritage site, from wetlands to Savannah grasslands to the abundance of wildlife that roam the area. Magnificent scenery and a chance to snorkel in a protected bay.Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle

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Heritage Half Day Tour

With an emphasis on snorkeling at Cape Vidal, You can also see some Leopard and other great game viewing while within this magnificent world heritage site.

2 parks in 1 day

2 Parks in a Day

Visit both Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in a Day. This combination of a Big 5 Park and a World Heritage Site within a Day is Magnificent.

Special: Sunset Drive

Venture into the Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and enjoy not only the wonderful scenery but magnificent Wildlife on a super sunset game drive safari.

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St Lucia, Big 5 Safaris

A mere 45-minute drive from St Lucia lies the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Africa's oldest proclaimed game reserve.

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Full Day Big 5 Safari

It's an early start 5 am if you are traveling with us from St Lucia, 6 am for all other guests meeting us at the park. Included are all conservation levies, breakfast, lunch, and all refreshments.

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Half Day Big 5 Safari

Join us as we go insearch of the magnificent African Big 5 in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Africa's oldest proclaimed game reserve. Included is all conservation levies and a Bush Breakfast.

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Night Drive Safari

Go insearch of the elusive Leopard, Elephant, Hippo, Buffalo and much more. Hear the bush come alive it's a nocturnal affair. Departing each evening, be picked up at your accommodation while overnighting in St Lucia.Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle.

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Turtle Tours

Go in-search of Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles along the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Beach. Please Note these outings are seasonal and only take place from November to end of February.

Zulu Cultural Tours St Lucia

Zulu Cultural Tours

Experience firsthand the traditions, customs and much more while out in the village Khula & Dukuduku. Zulu dancing, Bead Work customs and folk stories.  

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St Lucia Bicycle Tours & Rentals

Discover St Lucia and the surrounding area by Bicycle, Guided Tours or Rentals are Available. 

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Ocean CommotionDeep Sea Fishing

Departing Daily (Weather Dependent). Please note that fishing permits are required prior to departure. All fishing tackle and gear is supplied and you keep your catch

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Horse Riding St Lucia

Beach Rides, Bush Rides and Combo Horse Rides Available. A must do while in St Lucia.

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Birding and Guided Walks St Lucia

Looking for a guided walking adventure while in St Lucia, the area is synonymous for its amazing trails in and around St Lucia. Two incredible trails are available one being the Igwalagwala trail and the Iphiva Trail.

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Whale Watching St Lucia

St Lucia offers you a opportunity to witness one of the most incredible sightings of Humpback Whales.

St Lucia South Africa Where to Eat

Where to Eat in St Lucia

Scrumptious and tasty treats for the full list of Restaurants and Coffee Shops in and around St Lucia. Note that while staying in St Lucia most clients are within walking distance to all shops and restaurants.

St Lucia South Africa, Home of the Hippo

St Lucia's Magnificent Beauty and Wildlife

About Us

We are a Safari Specialist Company specialising in Southern Africa. We are Passionate about Safaris And The Wildlife Of South Africa. By booking with us you get our inordinate amount of knowledge, experience and some of the most competitive rates in the industry.


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  • St Lucia is situated in the northern part of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
  • 2.5 Hours North of Durban
  • St Lucia lies within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's very first World Heritage site 

St Lucia offers numerous activities, tours and safaris. Being a world heritage site you would be amazed at the diversity of wildlife and amazing scenery. For the full list of What to Do while in St Lucia, CLICK HERE

With numerous options, one is spoilt when it comes to a variety of Accommodation Options, for the Full List of St Lucia Accommodation, CLICK HERE

Yes absolutely, their has been no reported case of Malaria for more than 17 years, it is advised that you contact your local pharmacist though.

St Lucia has numerous eateries, all restaurants may be found in the main road of Mckenzie Street. For a complete list of restaurants CLICK HERE

The closest airport to St Lucia would be the Richardsbay airport. Primarily domestic flights one may fly in from other national airports within South Africa. The closest international airport to St Lucia would be the King Shaka Airport Durban. CLICK HERE

Absolutely yes, this has to be one of the most incredible sights that one may experience while in the town of St Lucia. With an estimated 800 Hippos in and around the area Hippos are regularly seen in town in search of grass especially during the evenings however one may be surprised to see them during the day as well. For some more info and pics CLICK HERE.

As of January 2021, the mouth was breached and to date remains open. It is unclear as to how long it will remain open at this stage. 

Snorkeling is primarily done or experienced at Cape Vidal Bay. Snorkeling should be done at low tide 2 hours before and after due to the rip currents and tides. The bay is quite large and offers some incredible opportunities to enjoy tropical fish and some game fish may also be encountered.  

Other areas where one may also enjoy snorkeling include:

  • First Rocks is approximately 7km north of the St Lucia Main beach
  • Perriers Rocks South of Mission Rocks

The above areas would require a bit more experience due to rip currents. 


Absolutely yes, the beach is mostly sandy with no rocks. This makes for some amazing family time on the beach. Please do take care of rip currents so it's best to swim at low tide only. 

The beach offers ample free parking and well-kept ablution blocks. 

Yes, thanks to the Indian Ocean one may enjoy swimming year-round in St Lucia KZN.

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Top Attraction is the Hippo Boat Cruises at R300 pp