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Shakabarker Tours - Day Tours

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St Lucia, South Africa
About Shakabarker Tours - Day Tours
Our company specializes in the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. We offer accommodation and a range of personalized tours and packages. Tours include guided bicycle rides and walks to learn about Zulu culture, medicinal plant uses and animals. Join us for ecological tours of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park and surrounding area. These adventures include Turtle Tours (in season) to view gigantic Leatherback and resident Loggerhead Turtles, Chameleon Night Drives to view hippo, leopard etc., Game Drives, and excellent Bird watching. Options include packages and tailor-made tours.Explore your Heritage with the professionals.
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Kian Barker will be your guide as you explore the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park and surrounds. Kian is a passionate and knowledgable raconteur with many years of experience under his belt.
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MartinKa65 wrote a review Apr 2022
Oberursel (Taunus), Germany10 contributions
I had a two hour boat trip on St Lucia River, noth of the bridge. Our guide (and boat captain) was a very friendly and polite man. He told us a lot about the lagoon, the mangroves, the environment and - of cause - about the animals we saw there. We were close to the Hippos and rather close to the crocs, we saw some antelopes and an eagle! It was a great experience that I'd like to repeat at my next visit.
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Date of experience: March 2022
NauticalVoyager wrote a review Jan 2022
Camperdown, South Africa1372 contributions596 helpful votes
Pick up was spot on time and we collected one other family and left to a rather run down embarkation pier which was quite the obstacle course to get to the boats. None the less this was all part of the excitment. Sadly no crocs but saw plenty of hippos and a great sunset served with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and fruit. Enjoyed it and would recommend.
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Date of experience: December 2021
Corné wrote a review Oct 2021
Durban, South Africa9 contributions1 helpful vote
From pick up to drop off world class experience with I am. Ian is very knowledgeable and kept us interested and we enjoyed it! Loved the hot chocolate and rusks while we watched the hippos. I can recommend this tour to everyone!
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Date of experience: October 2021
Response from Shakabarker, Owner at Shakabarker Tours - Day Tours
Responded 05 Oct 2021
Hi Havingany, Many thanks for your positive review and taking the trouble to pen your positive experience with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Warm regards Kian Barker Guide
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Lorna wrote a review Sep 2021
Olifantsfontein, South Africa12 contributions
This was our second trip to the gem of a town St Lucia - one of the few places in the world I am sure where you have the bush (safari for overseas visitors) and the beach - all in one place. Kian and his team are extremely knowledgeable, passionate and professional. The tours r absolutely fantastic. We have done so many now and many more than once. The sunset and sunrise Estuary tours r beautiful. The game drives r definitely highlights. The night drive is spectacular. My teenagers absolutely love the Unimog. I don’t know how Kian spots those tiny chameleons. We stayed at EcoLodge for both visits - the food is great and the beds are really comfortable with quality linen. We will definitely be back. Hopefully Jan 2022 and would love to do the overnight Turtle tour - definitely a bucket list item. Thanks to everyone at Shakabarker for making both our holidays truly spectacular.
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Date of experience: August 2021
Elsa Muller wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had a great experience with Shakabarker tours. We saw lots of hippos and crocodiles on our boat trip. Kian shared interesting facts about the animals and area. We also had delicious hot drinks and snacks, while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Highly reccommended.
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Date of experience: July 2021