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Saint Lucia Estuary

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Address: Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, St Lucia, South Africa
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+27 35 590 1633

This estuary is part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park and includes...

This estuary is part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park and includes fishing, hiking tours, boat tours and a crocodile center. The crocodiles make swimming an ill-advised idea.

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Very good 1 1/2 boat trip on St Lucia estuary. We went on the large adventure boat , saw 40+ hippos including a pod of eight out of the water on the bank. Also saw a couple of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
manchester uk

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good 1 1/2 boat trip on St Lucia estuary. We went on the large adventure boat , saw 40+ hippos including a pod of eight out of the water on the bank. Also saw a couple of crocodiles and plenty of wild birds. The commentary given by the captain was full of very interesting facts. I would recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beware of the crocodiles and do not go close to the water around the estuary. Stay on the decked promenade and do not step anywhere to make a wee. We were in a group and one of us had a nasty shock as he spotted a croc under a bush after he finished relieving himself. The signs are there for... More 

Thank Jasjhol
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were expecting quite a bit from St Lucia; kayaking, hiking and horse riding. But none of these activities were there in dec 2016. A big big disappointment and all that people do here is fish, boat around and drink. If you are looking for outdoor adventure please go somewhere else. The tour operators (all 6 that we talked to)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 2 hour hippo and croc cruise departing Sunset Jetty at 10 am. We booked on a Sunday and received the Sunday discount (cost R150pp- usually R220 pp) Our captain was Natasha and she did an excellent job. She was extremely informative and friendly. We managed to sight numerous Hippos, a few crocs, fish eagle, king fisher and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A group of us went on the estuary tour in hopes of catching a glimpse of a hippo out of the water since we'd only seen just their heads thus far. We saw many hippos and a few out of the water, so it was a success! Our guide was very informative, friendly and had a good sense of humor.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous sunset, knowledgeable guides and most relaxing. Easy to book boat cruise, good value for money and an you won't come away disappointed

Thank Sara2265
Richards Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

St Lucia is a beautiful and relaxing seaside town in northern KZN. The town is filled with leisure and budget accommodation and there are quite a few things to do here. One of my favorites is the estuary beach (not to be confused with the main beach). You can get to the beach 2 ways - driving there or stopping... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The wetlands are the main reason the national park exists. No trip to St. Lucia is complete without a river trip. The guides are very knowledgable and you will learn much about the wildlife and birds. The hippos gave gotten used to the boats being in their space so this is one of the places in the world where you... More 

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Holon, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It was afternoon tour on boat along estuary with Advantage tours, there was low water since severe drought on area ,and hippos what we meet just walking on bottom with their upper body wasn't covered with water ,tour lasted some 2 hours.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed in a B&B called Hornbill house, nice place with friendly dogs. Booked a tour on the wetland cruise with the B&B itself...upclose with the hippos,it was a great evening. In town you have wonderful options of restaurants..

Thank narnepati_srikanth

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