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Address: 7 Grunter Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 76 485 5366
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Extreme Nature Tours and Travel is a family-owned tour operator based in...

Extreme Nature Tours and Travel is a family-owned tour operator based in Saint Lucia South Africa, run by brothers Charl and Peter Koen. We both have backgrounds as conservationists and have worked as game rangers in several parks in South Africa. We offer a huge variety of tours and safaris, from day trips to longer itineraries. We also provide a travel service where we arrange accommodation, routes and activities to ensure a smooth vacation in South Africa. We also offer Safaris from Richards Bay

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14 Day Tour with Extreme Nature

My daughter and I had a 14 day tour arranged by Peter and with Ian as our guide. We spent a lot of time corresponding with Peter as we put this custom trip together, checked out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Saxtons River, Vermont
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Saxtons River, Vermont
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I had a 14 day tour arranged by Peter and with Ian as our guide. We spent a lot of time corresponding with Peter as we put this custom trip together, checked out the places he suggested we stay at and made requests to change some of them. He was very responsive, had great suggestions and was... More 

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Charl_Koen, Owner at Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed and lengthy review of the time you spent with Extreme Nature Tours. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time on tour with Ian, who sends his regards. Please let us know when you are in the area again and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We booked a vacation through Jenny from Extreme Nature Tours and Safaris at Rocktail Bay Self Catering Chalets during December 2015. It turned out to be a disaster. The description of the accommodation and what we found on arrival was not even close to each other. Some of the pictures send to was of the place in its former days.... More 

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Charl_Koen, Owner at Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Pieter Extreme Nature Tours and Travel is involved in the uplifting of the rural Zulu communities in the areas we run our tours and adventures. This includes promoting the services of local businesses such as fisherman's lodges and rustic bush and beach camps used mainly by local recreational fishermen. The lodge in question is owned by the local Zulu... More 

Mataro, Spain
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We booked the day tour for Swim with dolphins (Peter confirmed by mail, that eventually if the dolphins are not there, you can enjoy a wonderful snorkel). We pay around 350 € for a couple. You have to pay in advanced. The day before the trip was rainning a lot, so I called Peter to ask if it is worth... More 

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Charl_Koen, Owner at Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, responded to this review

I deleted my previous response after speaking to Ian, who was your guide on the Ocean Safari. This was an Ocean Safari, not a "Swim with Dolphins " trip. Ian says that you saw Spinner Dolphins, Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle and Humpback whales. You also swam with a big shoal of Bonito in deeper clear water. The Spinner Dolphins are... More 

Durban, South Africa
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent experience with the dynamic Peter Koen. We met him at St Lucia and he drove us to Bhanga Nek, 15 km south of the Mozambique border, to watch the nesting turtles and guide them to the ocean. The drive alone was fascinating as Peter gave us random facts about the wildlife around us. Whilst at Bhanga Nek he outdid... More 

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Charl_Koen, Owner at Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review of your experiences with Extreme Nature Tours. We are so happy that you enjoyed your turtle tour to Bhanga Nek. Please let us know when you are in the St Lucia area again, we will love to assist you in any way possible. Kind regards from the... More 

Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

our snorkling with Ian and Luke was unbelievable. The boat trip on itself is already a super great experience and when you see all those whales and beautiful fishes in the sea , you just don't want to come out of the water anymore. Ian and Luke are amazing guys and took us to wonderful places after the boat trip.... More 

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Charl_Koen, Owner at Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Ingrid We are so happy that you enjoyed your tours in St Lucia and Sodwana Bay with Extreme Nature Tours. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this great review of your experiences on tour with us. Please let us know when you are in the area again, we would love to see you and assist... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice snorkling trip with Rick and Elize. With 3 children you tend to be more careful but I got a very safe feeling. They were with us all the time, taking vare of everyone. The explanation was good. Also the gear was without problems.

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Charl_Koen, Owner at Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Vincent Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review of your Cape Vidal snorkeling experience with us. Please let us know if we can assist in any way when you are in the St Lucia area again. Kind regards from the Extreme Nature Tours team More 

Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Leaving Botswana, via Kenya and thinking of all the years I spent in parts of East and South Africa. A continent of vast differences, beauty, destruction, history, joy, pain....and WILDLIFE. Precious treasures that are so easily being depleted in this rash civilization of the 21st Century. If you want to treasure the true natural beauty of Africa's wildlife, waters and... More 

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Charl_Koen, Owner at Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much for writing this special review of your time with Extreme Nature Tours. It is so nice to have people on tour with us who really appreciate the wildlife which Africa has to offer. Please let us know if you are ever in the St Lucia area again and we will be happy to assist you... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is only my third ever review on trip advisor but I am compelled to write this one because from start to finish the folks at Extreme Nature Tours do the most incredible job! I learned about them from Trip Advisor and all the reviews were great and absolutely true! I was travelling alone with my 3 kids ( 15,... More 

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Charl_Koen, Owner at Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jo P Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review of your experience with Extreme Nature Tours. We are so glad that you and your children enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you in the future. Please let us know if we can assist in any way when you are... More 

Annecy, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We made the one day trip with Charles, he was great and knew lots of things. The boat trip was disapappointing. The skipper has rather seek to show us wales (we saw them 20-30 m from the boat and it was nice but stealthy ) but nwas not looking for dolphins. In any case did not seem to look for... More 

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Charl_Koen, Owner at Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi valy86 We are sorry that you did not enjoy your ocean safari even though you saw whales 20 - 30m from the boat. Unfortunately we can not guarantee dolphin sightings, especially not on a day trip. Our dolphin sightings rate is about 80%. Have a safe journey back to France. Kind regards from Charl and the Extreme Nature Tours... More 

Strand, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

At first when my partner and I booked a trip through Extreme Nature Tours in St Lucia to swim with the dolphins at Ponta do Ouro in Mozambique, I thought we'll be dumped there to make our own way. I was very wrong. Right from the start the family owned touring company of Peter, Charl and Jenny Koen, went out... More 

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Charl_Koen, Owner at Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Eduard B Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of your experiences touring with Extreme Nature Tours, reviews are so important to us. Please let us know whenever your family is in this area again and it will be our pleasure to assist you with any travel arrangements. Kind regards from Nicolaas and the... More 

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