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Saint Lucia Estuary

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Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 35 590 1001
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St Lucia Estuary Boat Cruise
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This estuary is part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park and includes fishing, hiking tours, boat tours and a crocodile center. The crocodiles make swimming an ill-advised idea.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird life” (51 reviews)
“boat trip” (51 reviews)
LOCATION
Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
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+27 35 590 1001
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"bird life"
in 51 reviews
"boat trip"
in 51 reviews
"hippos and crocs"
in 33 reviews
"fish eagles"
in 29 reviews
"lucia estuary"
in 15 reviews
"late afternoon cruise"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 8 reviews
"king fisher"
in 5 reviews
"sunset cruise"
in 8 reviews
"advantage tours"
in 10 reviews
"two hours"
in 6 reviews
"knowledgeable guides"
in 5 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 6 reviews
"south africa"
in 11 reviews
"shakabarker tours"
in 6 reviews
"game viewing"
in 5 reviews
"wetland park"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best deep sea fishing, game viewing, culture, beach, nature enjoying holiday town. Warm people, inviting and relaxing at the same time. I just love this town. The Fishermans pub and Ski boat club is the heart of this town. Free Spirit deep sea chaters is...More

Thank Renske K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the afternoon cruise along the estuary, saw lots of hippos and even a few crocs. Lots of birds including fish eagles plus the bonus of a wonderful sunset as we travelled back. The guide was very knowledgable and created a informative and relaxed few...More

Thank andymU611PM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was teeming with wildlife. Cool to see hippos on a beach and crocodiles in the freshwater.

Thank Matt F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many, many hippos, a baby riding on his mum, several crocs, lovely sighting of fish eagle pair calling to one another and a gorgeous sunset make this a ride I enjoy every year.

Thank Erma P
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a warm, sunny two-hour boat tour of the estuary. While there are at least three tour-boat companies, most seem to leave from the same St. Lucia dock, take two hours, go to the same places, and cost about the same. We saw lots...More

1  Thank Gail T
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Did the sunset cruise up the estuary to see the hippos & crocodiles & it didn’t disappoint, it was awesome. To be so close to these magnificent animals is such a thrill & a treat. There’s also lots of different species of birds too, saw...More

1  Thank Denise F
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Such beautiful area in the bush. One of our favorite get aways from the mountains where we live. Bush. Beach. Animals.

Thank maximillianc
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Perfect place to unwind. Feels so much like a tourist town. It forces you to be in a relaxed vacation mode

Thank rofhiwan2017
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

yes yes yes. really a dream. u missing out if u dont go. trust me ive been to many and this number 2 after kruger. maybe number one if u take the beach factor. add cheetah and lion and more game and u got it

Thank theunsdelange3
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Doing a boat trip on the St Lucia Estuary and seeing all the animals, hippos, crocodiles, fish eagles, other eagles, kingfishers and other game coming to drink water at the water's edge is like a safari in a boat.

Thank kdgarlipp
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ncwindy
21 July 2017|
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Response from D1201FSmarkh | Reviewed this property |
50 - 100 Rand is an appropriate tip .
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153tinker1952
7 August 2016|
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Most passengers book through the boat trip company and they come and fetch you from your B and B or hotel, so most people did not take a car and park it. From what I recall, there was a parking area with some cars parked in... More
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janett00
18 October 2015|
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Response from AndreduP1948 | Reviewed this property |
The best is to get holed of the Parks Board they will give you the correct answer Thanks
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