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iSimangaliso Wetland Park

#2 of 17 things to do in St Lucia Features Animals
Main Road, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 35 590 1633
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“cape vidal” (207 reviews)
“self drive” (32 reviews)
“the loop” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Main Road, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 35 590 1633
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving through the park is magnificent. Very quiet when you take the loops. We watched the sun set in one of these loops and it is magical when there's just the two of you in your car looking at the hippos in the evening sun....More

1  Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a self drive in the park and a cruise on the lake. We visited in July and the days are short so I recommend to stay in St Lucia to be able to enjoy night drives and early park entry. We drove to...More

Thank Cristina T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a very large nature reserve and park along the Indian Ocean coast. There is a large estuary, and good expanses of grasslands and forests. The Indian Ocean beach is very impressive. The park is very well run, with superb facilities...More

Thank PFJE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is perfect for everybody who loves watching animals. We explored the Park by our own with a tiny Nissan Micra ans we had no problems to reach every spot. There are also picnic areas where Yup Van rest ans have a bbq.

Thank seidelcs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great guide who knew the area and provided excellent commentary. Saw more hippos than my camera could capture. Great tour.

Thank SonjaB60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here many years ago. We were pleasantly surprise as to how well maintained the roads were. The game Reserve offers lovely look out points over the ocean as well as the landscape. We saw lovely game. Cape Vidal is a pristine beach with...More

Thank NHaacke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great experience- a reasonable entry fee +-R150 for car and two people! Well sign posted and maintained. Lovely aerial lookout and hideout overlooking a watering hole! We saw loads of zebra, wildebeest, some buffalo, nyala, kudu, 5 huge rhino, warthogs. We entered the...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the village of St Lucia in the morning and did a self-drive over the new western track in the afternoon from St Lucia to the northern gate to return to our lodge, combining the return trip and a self drive game view. It...More

Thank RBR-66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As one of the UNESCO Heritage sites, the park is an absolute must to see. We entered the park at sunrise (6h00) and drove through some morning mist towards the most northern tip of the park. From there we witnessed the absolute magnificent beaches, the...More

Thank HarpertvS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the park is nice to see hippos, nature, and walking trails; real south african nature, beach and the indian ocean closeby

Thank Els M
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25 May 2017|
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Response from liberdade1 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is February/March. The turtles start laying their eggs in November and incubation is about 65 days. The tours will drive you up the beach at night to see the turtles - you have a chance of seeing leopards and... More
20 December 2016|
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Response from Ushmita H | Reviewed this property |
We were there around 8am and we were allowed in. it is probably better to be early to prevent the traffic that I saw on my way out today.
18 December 2016|
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Response from jomob | Reviewed this property |
I think it's about 150 cars a day. We drove in about 9.30a.m on a moody weather day and it was fine. I think it opens early. Cape Vidal is worth it.