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St Lucia Isimangaliso Boat Safari Private Day Tour from Durban provided by Zulu Safaris

St Lucia Isimangaliso Boat Safari Private Day Tour from Durban

St Lucia Isimangaliso Boat Safari Private Day Tour from Durban
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R 3 476,93
per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
This day tour is focused on the UNESCO site, the Isimangaliso Greater St Lucia estuary, which is South Africa's third largest protected area covering 280km of coastline. The main stop is the Boat Safari on the St Lucia estuary which will be guided by the local expert guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
What to expect
  • The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is the town of St Lucia and the estuary inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and its incredible wildlife. Previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first UNESCO, Natural World Heritage Site and is considered South Africa's third largest park with 280km of near pristine coastline and 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery. The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotamuses in SA, an estimated 1000 crocodiles as well as a wealth of plant, bird and animal life. The park was proclaimed a world heritage site because of the rich biodiversity, unique ecosystems and natural beauty occurring in a relatively small area. Animals occurring on the park include, lion, African elephant, leopard, black and southern white rhino, buffalo and in the ocean, whales, dolphins, and marine turtles including the leatherback and loggerhead turtle. After the boat tour you will be given time to have lunch at the local restaurants in the town of St Lucia. After lunch your guide will take you to the river mouth for a walk before leaving St Lucia for Durban.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is the town of St Lucia and the estuary inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and its incredible wildlife. Previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first UNESCO, Natural World Heritage Site and is considered South Africa's third largest park with 280km of near pristine coastline and 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery. The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotamuses in SA, an estimated 1000 crocodiles as well as a wealth of plant, bird and animal life. The park was proclaimed a world heritage site because of the rich biodiversity, unique ecosystems and natural beauty occurring in a relatively small area. Animals occurring on the park include, lion, African elephant, leopard, black and southern white rhino, buffalo and in the ocean, whales, dolphins, and marine turtles including the leatherback and loggerhead turtle. After the boat tour you will be given time to have lunch at the local restaurants in the town of St Lucia. After lunch your guide will take you to the river mouth for a walk before leaving St Lucia for Durban.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9080P12
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Local guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up point at 1st Zulu Safaris Office at Tropicana Hotel,85 OR Tambo Parade we also do pick-up at the Durban Habour Passenger Terminal and Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal or any pick-up at a 5km radius from Tropicana Hotel.
  • Durban, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Ports:
  • Durban Harbour Passenger Terminal and Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Collection and drop off from Durban in an Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees to all attractions.
  • Qualified Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • German and Polish languages can be requested (on request)
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wheelchair user: Any traveler using wheelchair have to inform (weight & size)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Local guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up point at 1st Zulu Safaris Office at Tropicana Hotel,85 OR Tambo Parade we also do pick-up at the Durban Habour Passenger Terminal and Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal or any pick-up at a 5km radius from Tropicana Hotel.
  • Durban, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Ports:
  • Durban Harbour Passenger Terminal and Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Collection and drop off from Durban in an Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees to all attractions.
  • Qualified Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • German and Polish languages can be requested (on request)
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wheelchair user: Any traveler using wheelchair have to inform (weight & size)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

3.5
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ancsi50
Melbourne, Australia106 contributions
5.5 hours travelling in the car for 1.5 hours of hyppo viewing
Feb 2019
Book the tour with the 1st Zulu Safaries company via tripadvisor. 2 days prior they messaged me that they wanted to upgrade us to a safari tour not to take us to St Lucia. That's when I should have cancelled the booking because the tour guide we ended up with was a lovely a bubbly person, but with very limited knowledge. She was honest and upfront about it as she disclosed as soon as we met that she was a trainee tour guide. By then it was too late to cancel and book another tour. It was the fault and greed of her company to agree to a tour that they did not have staff for. The hyppo viewing boat ride was excellent, we saw a number of hyppo families and took good photos. that said I don't think the 1.5-2 hour boat ride was worth the 5.5 hours travel in the car especially when we did to learn much during the drive. The guide wasn't told the departure times of the viewing boat so we had to kill an hour in a St Lucia supermarket, which was a complete waste of our time. Following the boat ride we were taken to a crocodile park, which was uneventful and boring. Due to a complete lack of planning by the tour providers we missed the morning's crocodile show - when we had to kill time in St Lucia. This tour, run by 1st Zulu Safaris, was disorganised, I felt it was disrespectful to send a trainee tour guide with her trainee's knowledge and experience on her own and that, due to the company's carelessness, we could not get the most of our time and money spent. I would pick tours run by another company.
Written 4 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ThePajamahadeen
Fairfax County, VA91 contributions
Took the late afternoon cruise up the St Lucia Estuary (Group Trip)
Nov 2018 • Friends
We saw lots of Hippo pods including young ones. We also saw some crocodiles and one bull shark. Lots of birds to view. The trip lasted 2.5 hours and the boat captain was very professional. Sometimes the passengers would shout out their findings and the captain would steer the boat to accommodate us. The boat was full - top and bottom. We all had a great time. Plenty of pictures to post and share a bit later.

If you want to have a fun evening on the water, sign up for this cruise.
Written 2 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mslovetotravel2013
Detroit, MI131 contributions
Hippos galore!
Aug 2017 • Friends
Took an evening cruise down the St. Lucia Estuary very cold but beautiful sunset. Didn't see any gators or crocs but plenty of hippos. An experience too see so take the trip if you want too.
Written 4 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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