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Shakabarker Tours - Day Tours

43 Hornbill Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 35 590 1162
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Great Hippo & Croc tour

We really felt pampered! They came to pick us up directly at the guesthouse, the boat we used was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Naples, Italy
via mobile
Wonderful boat tour

We were picked up from our hotel and got on the boat directly near the river so you don't have to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda L
Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
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Our company specializes in the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. We offer accommodation and a range of personalized tours and packages. Tours include guided bicycle rides and walks to learn about Zulu culture, medicinal plant uses and animals. Join us for ecological tours of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park and surrounding area. These adventures include Turtle Tours (in season) to view gigantic Leatherback and resident Loggerhead Turtles, Chameleon Night Drives to view hippo, leopard etc., Game Drives, and excellent Bird watching. Options include packages and tailor-made tours.Explore your Heritage with the professionals.
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“night drive” (24 reviews)
“small boat” (7 reviews)
43 Hornbill Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 35 590 1162
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really felt pampered! They came to pick us up directly at the guesthouse, the boat we used was very small (we were 14 only) which made everything much more cosy and personal and the staff was very competent and friendly. We were offered coffee/chocolate/tea...More

Thank maviflo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were picked up from our hotel and got on the boat directly near the river so you don't have to sail a long time before actually getting close to the hippos. We were on a small boat with a maximum of 15 people. Our...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A family afternoon / evening game drive with Shakabarker tours was " just the best" The tour guide SAKHILE DUBE made the tour exciting for our 3 Norwegian grandchildren and his knowledge of the iSimangeliso park and wild life as well as his wonderful manner...More

Thank thebards2016
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is the best boat experience! They never take more than 15, yesterday we were the only 2. We passed some boats with at least 30 people on them! We had the best guide and captain who was friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining, but always with...More

1  Thank Condocat
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Pick up and drop off at our guesthouse. Small boat with only 8 people which we liked. More personal than the bigger boats. They serve coffee, tea and rusks and had fruit available as well. We can higly recommend this tour.

1  Thank Kitty E
Reviewed 17 April 2017

What a thrilling Night drive… Many thanks to Shakabarker and Kian Barker! We had the most wonderful, entertaining, exhilarating tour ever. Our night drive kicked off on a very exciting note, seeing hippos about 3 metres away from us even before we embarked on our...More

1  Thank iGwalaGwala
Reviewed 10 April 2017

did three day tours with these folks, and the guide were all excellent. their sunset hippo/croc boats are better than the others, because they are smaller and lower, which means you can get closer and see more of the hippos and crocs.

1  Thank GFFBoston
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Pick up at accomondation and great Tour with small group, little tea Break in Front of The Hippos! Saw hippos, Crocodiles, Buffalo & birds

Thank Guido D
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We did the Shaka Barker bicycle tour from their base in Hornbill Drive. The bikes were good quality and well maintained. As the area is pretty flat, the cycling is not difficult, even off road across the grasslands. The guide was knowledgeable and we ended...More

1  Thank KentFamilyOnHoliday
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were fortunate to have Matt serve as our guide today. He shared his amazing depth of knowledge of the flora and fauna of the iSimangaliso Wetlands as well as his contagious passion for the subject matter. He lead us through many...More

2  Thank RichardC_49
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