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Greater St Lucia Wetland Park

#67 of 298 things to do in KwaZulu-Natal Features Animals
South Africa
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beauiful wild life, awesome place to visit, friendly people lots of fisning

beautiful wild life, awesome place to visit, friendly people lots of fishing and places to see, a... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
1609debbie1966
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South Hedland, Australia
Boatride to see hordes of hippos!

This wetland is toured by a boat. It is a broad river cut off from the ocean by sand bars. It is a... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
Ace J
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

beautiful wild life, awesome place to visit, friendly people lots of fishing and places to see, a must see is Zululand

Thank 1609debbie1966
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This wetland is toured by a boat. It is a broad river cut off from the ocean by sand bars. It is a beautiful setting, highlighted by the many pods of hippos standing on the muddy bottom. The boat gets very close to these hippos....More

Thank Ace J
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We took the Heritage Tours boat and our guide was simply awesome. She didn't tire out from my kids's incessant questioning. We got really close to the animals and it was obvious that she was in control of her boat and the animals' welfare was...More

Thank Laila S
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Home of the Zulu’s, Shakaland and the Wetlands. We visited the St. Lucia Wetlands to see their population of around 900 Hippo’s and 1,600 Crocodiles. One Hippo tooth can weigh up to 5kg and their jaws can crush a human like a little tin can....More

Thank Jimmy D
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We visited the Wetlands in januari during our stay in St Lucia. Impressive national park with a nice trip to Cape Vidal. The iew at the beach was magnificent.

Thank Kees v
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Perfect way to see the incredible wildlife that makes a home in the estuary. The tour boat guide/captain was very entertaining and informative, ensuring we had the best view of the birds, hippos, and crocodiles. You will never be closer to large hippo groups than...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Very interesting boat trip with lots of wildlife sightings. Knowledgeable captain. And at the parking lot a man selling great little carvings that hold tea lights. Be sure to get at least one.

Thank chris s s
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The area is absolutely beautiful, but because of the draught, the water-level in the lake is quite low. There Is very strict water restrictions in St.Lucia and that is a major concern.

1  Thank georgeaY8778DC
Reviewed 13 September 2015

the area has been rehabitated and the game is really coming out of the bush figuratively and is a decent nature viewing area . the kudus where large and healthy ,as where the different antelope species. we also saw many birds . the hides and...More

1  Thank kingsrest
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

A day visit to this UNESCO world heritage site is an eye opener and a pleasant experience. Well serviced road's with excellent houseboats. The only concern is the lack by the Provincial Govt to restore and upgrade the public facilities. Govt needs to invest in...More

Thank Samuel H K
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Moisher
What are the ways to do game drives in Umfolozi?
25 July 2015|
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Response from mgweemys |
If you have your own vehicle (no 4WD needed) it is very easy. Generally the roads are reasonable (some tarred and others dirt - but not too bad). You can get a map at the park entrance and signage is good so you won't get... More
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