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Saint Lucia Estuary

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Address: Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Phone Number:
035 590 1001

This estuary is part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park and includes...

This estuary is part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park and includes fishing, hiking tours, boat tours and a crocodile center. The crocodiles make swimming an ill-advised idea.

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Beautiful sunset boat trip

We enjoyed a sunset boat trip at Saint Lucia Estuary where we saw lots of hippos and some crocodiles and a huge amount of birds.

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We enjoyed a sunset boat trip at Saint Lucia Estuary where we saw lots of hippos and some crocodiles and a huge amount of birds.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

A well looked after wetlands to visit.Nature well preserved.Nice place to stay is Flamingo Court.A fishing trip to Sodwana Bay is well worth it!Beaches are private for those who don't like big crowds.

Thank Janet982
East London, South Africa
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

We took a estuary trip on a boat mid morning and there was a fair amount of wildlife to see, the guide was informative but the service on the boat lacked.

Thank VPVerwey
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Me and my family staid at St. Lucia for 4 nights. The place is beautiful, has a good weather and many activities options. I went to Cape Vidal Beach (33Km from there), I did the Hippo and Croc Cruise (departs from St Lucia) and I went to Imfolosi Game Reserve (55km from there). I would recommend this place!

Thank rcrlacerda
South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Superb tour on a boat with our very knowledgeable tour guide, Stacey from Heritage Tours and Safaris. We saw so many hippos and crocodiles and even a shark attacking a fish! Lucky sightings. We learnt so much of this amazing Estuary. Just hope for loads of rain!

Thank 20Sonia20
Johannesburg, South Africa
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93 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

We did a breakfast cruise on the estuary. We had great weather and were lucky to see fish eagles fishing, plenty of hippo, crocodiles and a variety of bird life. We used Shakabarker tours and would recommend them for great personalised service.

Thank DayaFamily
Durban, South Africa
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Excellent tour. Excellent sightings. Excellent tour guides We saw hippos in abundance. A few crocs and some excellent birds life which the guides knew a lot about. There were drinks and snacks sold on board at a reasonable price. The boats are in need of some upgrading but the rates are reasonable and upgrades on parks board boats = higher... More 

Thank Lesmarie W
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Mother Nature conspired against us here - high winds meant we couldn't get on the water for two days and we ran out of time to wait. There is also a drought so water and sightings very distant. Would love to come back when the weather is right and drought is over. Just bad timing for us! Stayed at The... More 

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sydney AU
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

loved the sunset cruise.. tons of hippos not a single croc unfortunately. the "commentator" was pretty good too

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

What an amazing place to see hippos, crocs, sharks, eagles and other wildlife. Make sure you use sureties as they have the smallest boats and can get in close.

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