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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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Lots of wildlife spotting

There are lots of hippo, there is no way you can visit without seeing one. Take a nice cruise along the estuary with a guide who can get up close to them.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Azima M
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of hippo, there is no way you can visit without seeing one. Take a nice cruise along the estuary with a guide who can get up close to them.

Thank Azima M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off the beaten path, but well worth a visit. We didn't see any big cats, but lots of hippos! The night safari was not worth the money, but it was still a lot of fun.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is pretty small by African standards, meaning that you stand a reasonable chance of seeing the animals, we saw rhino elephant leopard bushpigs kudu and impala, as well as birds a plenty, the beach is stunning, but very exposed, so excercise caution and sense if swimming. Watch out for thieving monkies if you are eating near the trees,... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a cruise and saw a lot of hippos and beautiful birds. It was a very pleasant cruise, but avoid hot days.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 45 people and had a great time on board of a boat that took us around to see the hippos and lots of wonderful birds.

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manchester uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 27 December 2016

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 22 December 2016 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 14 December 2016

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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