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iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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“cape vidal”(248 reviews)
“self drive”(46 reviews)
“the loop”(13 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Main Road, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 35 590 1633
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All reviews cape vidal self drive the loop western shores wetland park west side the main road entrance gate catalina bay samango monkeys nature reserve beautiful beach world heritage site low tide indian ocean eastern shore south africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a boat cruise with Shoreline boats and walking safaris. you get really close with the crocodiles and hippos, yet you are very safe. The team takes all safety measures to keep you safe at all times and do not disturb the animals at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bChAnTeLLeb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely lush huge park for driving around in your own car. Came across loads of animals happily grazing and roaming free

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maureen1cat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is nice, we stayed at St. Lucia for several days. We had a self drive during the day and saw a lot of animals. We took two organised tours to see the hippos and the turtles. We were lucky to see big Groups...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank martyvogl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent much of a day driving through the park, seeing zebras, kudus, buffaloes, elephants, monkeys, mongooses, and birds. We went to Cape Vidal where we planned to lunch and play at the beach, but it was way too windy that day. We did find...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a boat tour of the wetland park from St Lucia. Well worth doing to get in close to the animals in their natural habitat. We took the evening tour which resulted in seeing lots of hippos but only one single croc. Evening tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PRobbbbo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fair price on entry great roads too and two sides of the wetlands to see. Definitely worth a visit. We saw Wilderbeast, Warthogs, Giraffe, Hippo Rhino, Zebra, Buffalo. Lovely views lots of birds too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Reeferman64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been there on 2 consecutive days;up to Cape Vidal (beautiful shore-line) and going most of the loops. We saw plenty of game incl. many hippos. Obs.: We had to interrupt on "Vlei loop". After 3 or 4 kilometers, there was a "drift", after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Günter W
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Not bad sightings nothing spectacular though. Had a nice picnic at Cape Vidal. Explored the different areas the official roads in the park allow.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William F
Reviewed 5 November 2018

If you have time - please visit iSimangaliso. We visit Hluhluwe game reserve and iSimangaliso, Easter and Western shores

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sunshine67779330503
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Rode on a Santa Lucia cruise boat to watch iSimangaliso Wetland Park. It was a two hour boat ride. The boat had lower and upper deck. At the upper deck the sun is unforgiving and lower deck its a bit cool and closer to water....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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7 March 2018|
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Response from hilltopOxon | Reviewed this property |
self drive - it was nice to be able to stop when you wanted and stay at viewing points as long as we wished - enjoy !
25 May 2017|
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Response from liberdade1 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is February/March. The turtles start laying their eggs in November and incubation is about 65 days. The tours will drive you up the beach at night to see the turtles - you have a chance of seeing leopards and... More