Water activity

From Durban: St. Lucia Wetlands Boat Ride

Activity provider: 1st Zulu Safaris C.C

From Durban: St. Lucia Wetlands Boat Ride

Activity provider: 1st Zulu Safaris C.C

From US$ 177.46 per person

Visit the Isimangaliso (Greater ST Lucia) Wetlands Park, a UNESCO Site, where you will take part in a boat ride activity and have the opportunity to see the Crocodile along with the Hippo, while watching the Fish Eagle.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, Portuguese, French
Pickup included
Pickup at the Richards Bay Harbour Passenger Terminal.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a 2 hours boat cruise
  • See hippopotamus, crocodiles and bird life
  • Relax while watching crocodiles swimming along with the boat
  • Enjoy a moment with the beautiful Fish Eagle and many other birds
Full description
The tour departs from Durban heading northward along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal. The first stop is the town of St Lucia and the estuary inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. There you will board a river boat for a 2 hours guided tour of the estuary. The local guide will inform you of the reserves history and its incredible wildlife. Previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first Natural World Heritage Site and is considered South Africa's third largest park with 280km of near pristine coastline and 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery. The protected area is home to one of the largest population of hippopotami in SA, an estimated 1000 crocodiles as well as a wealth of plant, bird and animal life. The park was proclaimed a world heritage site because of the rich biodiversity, unique ecosystems and natural beauty occurring in a relatively small area. Animals occurring on the park include, lion, African elephant, leopard, black and southern white rhino, buffalo and in the ocean, whales, dolphins, and marine turtles including the leatherback and loggerhead turtle.
Includes
  • Transport
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes and bring sun head, sun cream and a camera
  • Please contact the local partner for pick-ups outside the designated pick-up area
  • German and Polish languages can be requested
  • If you are a wheelchair user, please inform the local partner prior to the start of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

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The guides are nice. On the other hand, from Durban, a 6-hour round trip is exhausting on board a 7-seater vehicle, 2 of which are in the trunk. For me the vehicle is not suitable. I have done other equally long tours aboard a 9-seater van (possibility of stretching out your legs and lowering the seat) and I came back practically fatigue-free. Lots of hippos. It's beautiful and unmissable.

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June 21, 2022

Product ID: 52858