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Greater St Lucia Wetland Park

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Hippos, Crocs, and Cape Buffalo, Oh my!

We spent two hours on a peaceful cruise up the estuary through three hippo pods. We saw two... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Eileen M
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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
No animals.....no safari

We booked a night safari here.What a delusion!!!!No animals...a lot of cold...rabbits and a spider... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Luciana M
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We spent two hours on a peaceful cruise up the estuary through three hippo pods. We saw two crocodiles, but none of the really large ones decided to make an appearance. Cape Buffalo had come for a drink, so we actually got closer to the...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We booked a night safari here.What a delusion!!!!No animals...a lot of cold...rabbits and a spider only.It was very expensive.....never more.Change ideas!

Thank Luciana M
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

beautiful wild life, awesome place to visit, friendly people lots of fishing and places to see, a must see is Zululand

1  Thank 1609debbie1966
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This wetland is toured by a boat. It is a broad river cut off from the ocean by sand bars. It is a beautiful setting, highlighted by the many pods of hippos standing on the muddy bottom. The boat gets very close to these hippos....More

1  Thank Ace J
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

We took the Heritage Tours boat and our guide was simply awesome. She didn't tire out from my kids's incessant questioning. We got really close to the animals and it was obvious that she was in control of her boat and the animals' welfare was...More

1  Thank Laila S
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Home of the Zulu’s, Shakaland and the Wetlands. We visited the St. Lucia Wetlands to see their population of around 900 Hippo’s and 1,600 Crocodiles. One Hippo tooth can weigh up to 5kg and their jaws can crush a human like a little tin can....More

1  Thank Jimmy D
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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We visited the Wetlands in januari during our stay in St Lucia. Impressive national park with a nice trip to Cape Vidal. The iew at the beach was magnificent.

1  Thank Kees v
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Perfect way to see the incredible wildlife that makes a home in the estuary. The tour boat guide/captain was very entertaining and informative, ensuring we had the best view of the birds, hippos, and crocodiles. You will never be closer to large hippo groups than...More

1  Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Very interesting boat trip with lots of wildlife sightings. Knowledgeable captain. And at the parking lot a man selling great little carvings that hold tea lights. Be sure to get at least one.

1  Thank chris s s
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

The area is absolutely beautiful, but because of the draught, the water-level in the lake is quite low. There Is very strict water restrictions in St.Lucia and that is a major concern.

1  Thank georgeaY8778DC
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Moisher
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If you have your own vehicle (no 4WD needed) it is very easy. Generally the roads are reasonable (some tarred and others dirt - but not too bad). You can get a map at the park entrance and signage is good so you won't get... More
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