iSimangaliso St Lucia Sunset Drive

Discover South Africa's very first World Heritage site on a 3-Hour Sunset Drive. iSimangaliso Wetland Park was awarded Heritage status in 1999 and is truly a magnificent Park to visit. On this sunset safari venture into the Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park from St Lucia.

Magical African Sunset

The African Sunset can not be described it's a harmonious and magnificent sighting, one that has to be experienced while out in the Bush.

Perfectly suited for Families

We only offer small group travel on this Sunset Drive into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Seating capacity is limited to 9 clients per vehicle.

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iSimangaliso St Lucia Sunset Drive

Departure Times

  • Departing at 3:00 to 6:00 pm Winter
  • Departing at 4:00 to 7:00 pm Summer


  • The cost per Adult is R575.00



iSimangaliso St Lucia Sunset Drive, Wildlife

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park was officially declared a world heritage site in 1999, by Unesco. Not only is this park diverse and unique but enormous as well, measuring in total 3280 square kilometers. Stretching from the Maphelane Lighthouse in the South and bordering Mozambique in the North. Mkuze Game Reserve know also falls within the park and truly makes for some magical sightings.

On arrival in St Lucia though one has the ability to enjoy the Western or Eastern side of the Park. The Eastern side of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park offers both a bush and beach experience while the Western shores only offers bush. Both sides are truly unique with varying wildlife.

Our Sunset Drives are conducted in the Eastern Shores, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and this 3-hour sunset bush drive will undoubtedly thrill. The ability to enjoy the sun setting while enjoying the wildlife is a peaceful and graceful time. Your Ranger has years of experience within this park and he or she will share their passion with you.

Wildlife within the park includes Rhino ( Black & White), Buffalo, Elephant (migrating from the western shores), and Leopard. Unfortunately, no Lions are present in either the western or eastern shores. Other wildlife species include Hippos, Wildebeest, Kudu, Waterbuck, Rietbuck, Impala, and numerous other species.

isimangaliso leopard

Pick up's and drop off's

Please note that you will be picked up from any accommodation establishment in St Lucia and dropped off at your accommodation after the conclusion of the Sunset Drive for your convenience.

What to take along?

Please if possible take a light jacket along, you are more than welcome to take some snacks as well. Binoculars if available and of course a camera if possible. For the rest of it, sit back and enjoy the wondrous Sunset.

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iSimangaliso St Lucia Sunset Drive

If it's an adventure and the allure of the African Bush and a true Sunset that you are seeking then this iSimangaliso St Lucia Sunset Safari may just be up your ally. Ideal for family's and friends experience the very best that the iSimangaliso Wetland Park has to offer. Please do take a camera along if possible and a warm jacket.

5 Reasons to Join Us

  • Small Groups the perfect way to experience Africa and it's Wildlife
  • South Africa's very first world heritage site, come see why
  • Experienced and Knowledgeable Game Rangers will get to you the best areas of the Park
  • Sit back and relax while we ensure you get the best possible sightings.
eastern shores sunset view of isimangaliso
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sunset drive from St Lucia into isimangaliso wetland park

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