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iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Address: Main Road, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 35 590 1633
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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USD 225.46*
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St Lucia Wetlands Day Trip from Durban Including Estuary Boat Ride
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USD 15.51*
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St Lucia Estuary Boat Cruise
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USD 56.36*
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Isimangaliso Wetland Park and Cape Vidal Day Trip from St. Lucia

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Took a drive from our game lodge, hoped to do the estuary boat cruise but closed due to wind so drove into the park from St Lucia and went to the end of he road. Had intended to... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a drive from our game lodge, hoped to do the estuary boat cruise but closed due to wind so drove into the park from St Lucia and went to the end of he road. Had intended to give the park 3 days, one for each of the areas but as usual ran out of time so just saw the... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having read over many years about this South African treasure, I finally got to visit on 21 May 2017 with my family. We entered from St Lucia town, but only after being forced to pay cash (no card facilities available for entry to this World Heritage Site), and having it confirmed that our Wild Card was of no use to... More 

Thank Rodney-Durban
Crolles, France
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent to have a boat tour to see crocodiles, hippos, bull-shark and different birds on the estuary. Game drive in the eastern side between lake and ocean is not providing a lot of sight seeing of animals but we saw a leopard! good surprise!

Thank J D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly recommended. Giraffe and rhino seen in the West park; buffalo and many species of antelope seen in the East park; hippo and croc in the estuary.

Thank Paul C
Ventura, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The evening cruise was a great way to see the hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife in the St. Lucia estuary.

Thank David H
Standerton, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the boat cruise on the estuary. Very enjoyable as we got to see many hippo. Our guide was quite knowledgeable as well. Would visit again.

Thank maik111
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of hippos and crocs on the boat cruise was the highlight of the trip, even spotted a Zambezi bull shark. The park is interesting with a nice drive up to Cape Vidal, with enough wildlife to keep you entertained.

1 Thank Richard_Outhwaite
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I returned to what was previously my favourite game park this past weekend and could not believe how little I saw. Due to the drought they seem to have lost more than half their game. We were advised that 2500 Wildbees had perished for example. We did not see a single rhino despite a four day stay and only saw... More 

1 Thank GillZAl
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very underwhelming. Lack of facilities. Poor signposting. The only saving grace was the spectacular views from the elevated walkway.

Thank Sgregblue
Plymouth, NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove for 1 1/2 hr and our guide spotted many animals and birds. His knowledge made or trip exceptional. Dave was from Heritage Tours, which ill review later. We snorkeled on the beach at Cape Vidal, and we're served a great lunch at the beach before heading back. The road in was great with pull offs for viewing. Get... More 

Thank Jan A

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