iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia: Address, Phone Number, iSimangaliso Wetland Park Reviews: 4.5/5

iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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Doug and Liz
Frederick, MD6 contributions
Want a get away from lots of people and enjoy walking miles and miles on the beach without seeing anyone. This is the place. Just loved the views, water, snorkeling and the weather. Stay at Thonga Beach Lodge to really enjoy it all and get the most out of the experience. Amazing location and lodge. The staff is awesome.
Written 8 June 2022
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James Whiting
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This place is a piece of paradise. It is a stunning sub tropical lush scene, with elephants (we saw elephants on both days driving through - be careful!), rhinos, crocs, hippos, buffalos (a nervous but exciting following of two of them through a winding loop off the main road) - and wonderful hides. and then there is Mission Rocks beach and Cape Vidal - quite beautiful with every option of fishing, surf, quieter waters by the reef. Its a privilege to visit the Wetland Park
Written 1 May 2022
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Eddy E
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After 2 years not being able to visit I was shocked in what state of negligence most of the park was: popular walks overgrown, fallen over trees blocking the Qwala-Qwala loop, benches rotten or missing or overgrown, bridges collapsed, the boardwalk under water, potholes-potholes and more potholes, rubbish not cleared, toilets that keep running ( according to friends living in St Lucia they have repeatedly reported not flushing or constant leaking toilets for months ), 5 or 6 security people hanging around at each of the check points to the beach and reserve of which one will start getting up when you have stopped and the rest just sleeping, chatting or on the phone, what a waste of money. We saw a team going towards the estuary with machetes for clearing the invading bushes only to find them later fishing instead of doing the job. Time Zululand pulls up its socks because the utter negligence and decay is hurting.
Written 14 February 2022
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NauticalVoyager
Camperdown, South Africa1 386 contributions
Family
We chose to visit on the last day of the year but cars are limited so there is no over crowding. Just get there early to ensure entrance. The roads are great and offer little side loops to maximise the. Jew of animals. We had an an amazing elephant sighting on the main road with at least a dozen elephant including calves. Very special. Lots of monkeys at the beach parking areas and they can be bothersome so watch your belongings.
Written 3 January 2022
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Rix1604
Richards Bay, South Africa98 contributions
Family
Management of this park is great, all facilities well maintained.
We saw loads of wildlife and a visit to Mission Rocks is spectacular during low tide.
Written 20 December 2021
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R Ramcharan
4 contributions
Couples
The park is split into two. Eastern and Western. We saw a lot more animals at Western Shores including giraffe, hippo, zebra, various buck etc. You must do your research before you go. Cost is R60 per person and R60 per car. Take lunch with you. Take it slow and enjoy the animals. The Eastern Shores are good for look out points and a must do as well. Binoculars are a must and a good camera would be perfect. Will definitely visit again.
Written 11 December 2021
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HendrikS001
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
My wife and I visited Mkuze, Cape Vidal and Dukuduku last week as part of our "birding trip". We were highly impressed with the friendly staff at the gates, the nice picnic areas, clean toilets and above all, the magnificent parks. The whole area is fantastic to visit and highly recommended for keen birders.
Written 20 September 2021
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Nolo
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Very efficient and friendly team from booking to the day of the activities. Had a great time with our two skipper; one for the game drive and the other one for the hippo and boat cruise. Both skippers were friendly and knowledgeable; fun activities do whether as a couple or with family and kids or big groups.
Written 10 August 2021
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BHNsince1979
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
Cruise was enjoyable, we saw one croc who had unfortunately hurt by a pitcher's snare. The snare slid the cross neck right open. Guide could have been better, but we were fortunate to see a bloat of hippos, quite a few groups.
Written 29 April 2021
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juzreed
Salt Rock, South Africa123 contributions
Family
The isimangaliso park, despite all of its environmental mismanagement in the past, is a uniquely beautiful place and a rejuvenation success story.

You can swim at a world class beach (Cape Vidal at low tide), see elephants on a game drive and cruise through the lake up to Hippo pods.

We self-drove to Vidal and spent some time on the beach.

That afternoon we went on a boat tour with Cian Barker of Sharkabarker tours. It was a fun and informative experience with a passionate and experienced guide. You will see hippos up close and if lucky other animals.

I would recommend Sharkabarge.

Ideally go on a day that isn’t windy.
Written 18 April 2021
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