iSimangaliso Wetland Park Activities, Maps, Rates, Safaris and Accommodation
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Activities range enormously from day safaris, night safaris, snorkelling trips to the acclaimed Cape Vidal, Boat safaris up the largest estuary in Africa while witnessing the resident Hippo’s and Crocodiles to mention but just a few of the incredible activities in the area.
iSimanagliso Wetland Park stretches from the Cape St Lucia Lighthouse in the South and borders Mozambique in the North. South Africa’s very first world heritage site cited by Unesco in 1999 this area is incredible. St Lucia in the south is one of the top stop overs not only small in size but wild with wildlife, just imagine seeing Hippo’s walking down the main road at night yes this still happens to this day. Leopards have been encountered in and around the town, nile crocodiles bask on the banks of the estuary during the day while Hippo’s remain playful. The birdlife in the area is abundant and with Mkuze Game Reserve also within its borders of iSimangaliso one has so much to choose from.
Night Drive Safaris, these nocturnal safaris take place during the night, no safari to south Africa can ever be complete without participating on one of these. Go insearch of the elusive Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant. It’s a thrilling experience hearing the African bush come alive. Duration is 3 hours and due to popularity one must pre book, for a full description Please Click Here
Hippo & Croc Boat Safari, these excursions are by far the most popular activities while in iSimangaliso, two hour trips depart daily cruise up the Estuary and witness the abundance of birdlife, Hippo’s and Nile Crocodiles. Our top tip is to pre book the sunset trip as this truly is the most favourite and splendid times to be on the Estuary. For more information and rates Please Click Here
Full Day or Half Day activities to Cape Vidal, discover why this area has been proclaimed as a world heritage site. Experience both the incredible bush and beach while out on these excursions, some top atractions while out include the highest vegetated dunes in Africa, whales breaching of the beach’s during the winter months, incredible scenery of wild life, mangroves, forests and much more. For more information Please Click Here
Horse Riding take place from either the beach or the bush these one hour or two options are incredible and definitely a magnificent way to explore the area.
Whale watching takes place as from June to end November as the mighty Humpback whales migrate past the shores of St Lucia, Turtle viewing takes place from November to end March.
One has also the option to rent a bike and zoom around the town of St Lucia an incredible way to discover the area, scenic walks and guided walks can easily be arranged. Numerous hiking trails litter the town, drop in at the crocodile centre and pick up a map. Crocodile demonstrations also take place over the weekends. iSimangaliso offers a wide variety of accommodation options from camping to 5 star accommodation for more click here
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Map, how to get here from Durban take the N2 northbound and travel for 2 hours then right on the Mtubatuba Town sign, from here take the St Lucia R618 and travel for an additional 28km.