Place of wonder

The laid-back coastal town of St Lucia is mainly used as a base, starting point, or hub from which to explore the seemingly never-ending range of sights, attractions and activities on offer in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Formerly known as the Great St Lucia Wetlands Park, in 2007 this piece of paradise was renamed the iSimangaliso Wetland Park to better reflect its unique African identity and to avoid confusion with the Caribbean island country of St Lucia. 
 
Crocodiles and hippos live in the Estuary which borders the town and joins the crashing waves and warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Hippos are known to roam the quieter streets of town and you are wise not to antagonize them.
 
The town is popular with anglers and is home to an assortment of bait and tackle shops as well as many seafood restaurants and several tour companies that will happily organize outdoor adventure for you.
 
 

  • St Lucia is Hippo country

    St Lucia is Hippo country

  • Common signage

    Common signage

  • St Lucia is Croc country

    St Lucia is Croc country

  • St Lucia's Crocodile Centre

    St Lucia's Crocodile Centre

  • Just one of many fine specimens at the Crocodile Centre

    Just one of many fine specimens at the Crocodile Centre

  • St Lucia is bird country, the Goliath Heron

    St Lucia is bird country, the Goliath Heron

  • An Osprey in flight

    An Osprey in flight

  • Boat tours are a common sight as you enter St Lucia

    Boat tours are a common sight as you enter St Lucia

  • This way to the boat tours jetty

    This way to the boat tours jetty

  • Boat tours jetty

    Boat tours jetty

  • View point at Kayak Launch Jetty

    View point at Kayak Launch Jetty

  • St Lucia's McKenzie Street

    St Lucia's McKenzie Street

  • The Georgiou Centre in McKenzie Street

    The Georgiou Centre in McKenzie Street

  • African wares and fruit stall in McKenzie Street

    African wares and fruit stall in McKenzie Street

  • Impala sightings just before Main Beach

    Impala sightings just before Main Beach

  • Main Beach

    Main Beach

  • Jabula Beach

    Jabula Beach

  • View Point

    View Point

  • Estuary Beach's long haul to the sea

    Estuary Beach's long haul to the sea

  • The popular boardwalk leading to Estuary Beach

    The popular boardwalk leading to Estuary Beach

  • Enjoying the stroll along the boardwalk to Estuary Beach

    Enjoying the stroll along the boardwalk to Estuary Beach

  • Arriving at Estuary Beach

    Arriving at Estuary Beach

  • Estuary Beach

    Estuary Beach

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