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Shakabarker Tours - Day Tours

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Address: 43 Hornbill Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 35 590 1162
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Our company specializes in the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. We offer...

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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Fun Isimangaliso safari despite the rain

We booked two activities and didn't regret our choice. On our first day we did the sunset boat cruise and enjoyed the friendly, relaxing, super informative atmosphere. Everybody... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Annecy, France
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Holon, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide pick up us from guest house on 8.00 p.m and we drive to wetland park ,mostly it was off road drive.Our guide with his excellent eyesight spoted even small animals like chameleons, unfortunatelly it was overcast and we can't see star's sky.

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We booked two activities and didn't regret our choice. On our first day we did the sunset boat cruise and enjoyed the friendly, relaxing, super informative atmosphere. Everybody could easily move around and take close-ups. The following day ranger Matthew picked us up at our lodge and then another couple and we started the wetland full day safari.. Despite the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We booked both a night drive and boat cruise with Shakabarker and were so happy we did. The guides are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they are doing. It was very windy on both tours, but we still saw a fair amount. I would highly recommend Shakabarker if you are thinking of doing any tours in the St Lucia... More 

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Oss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It rained pretty hard when we were picked up at our B&B, but as soon as we arrived at the lake, the rain stopt. We had a great hippo and croc tour with a very knowledgeable guide and saw plenty of hippo's and even two crocs (which was very unusual due to the weather apparently).

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

They pick you up in front of your hotel. We did this tour and it was fun watching the hippos! They are fun to watch and you can take perfect pictures thanks to Mr. Brown the guide, this guide takes the time to stop and let you take pictures and explains everything perfect. This is a small boat, not like... More 

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

There is a free transfer from your hotel. The boat takes max. 15 persons. A nice small boat where you can walk around and stand at evry site of the boat. During the tour we saw bigger boats which were more crowded and people were not able to take that perfect picture. The trip takes around 2 hours and there... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Shakabarker was recommended to us for this tour, as they use smaller boats with a max. of 15 people per tour. When we saw the bigger boats out on the estuary later on, we were more than happy about the recommendation. Great trip with lots of hippos and crocs, very attentative guide and some fruits and drinks.

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Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The sunset boat tour to see the hippo's and crocodiles was wonderful. Anthony is a great guide and really knows a lot about the animals and the environment. We learned a lot and were blown away by the beauty of the animals we saw.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We went on a night drive through Cape Vidal and had a wonderful experience. We saw quite a lot of animals, the bush babies, dwarf chameleon , buffalo's , and we were lucky to see a rhino We learned a lot of interesting things from our guide Kian, about the park and the animals, he was a friendly guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We use these guys every time we have visitors or just need to see some hippos. Many tours are done on massive boats but these guys keep groups small so you'll see more and actually get your guide's full attention. Guides are full of info (we know because we asked lost of questions). They do pick ups from local accommodation... More 

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