Explore from our St. Lucia Lodge
The Greater St. Lucia Wetlands and surrounding area offers an amazing Suite of activities that you can participate in, it varies from relaxing activities to more taxing things that can be done
From our St. Lucia lodge, Explore Cape Vidal:
Cape Vidal is situated about 25 kilometres or 40 minutes (by car) north of the town of St. Lucia. To get to Cape Vidal one need to drive through the St Lucia Nature Reserve that boasts extraordinary views of the lake a well as ample wildlife. On you way there take a turn to the right and visit Mission Rock, one of the very attractive and popular fishing spots in the area
From our St Lucia Resort, visit the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve:
The Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve is world renowned, especially for the work that has been done in terms of Rhino conservation, the park is about 50 kilometres from St. Lucia and is ideal for a day outing. We suggest entrance at the gate close to Mtubatuba and exit at the top, close to Klutzes which is about 100 kilometres from St. Lucia. The park do accommodate the big 5 and changes are good that you may spot them all.
Big 5 Game Safari
The ultimate experience is to embark on a day safari into the game reserves, enjoy early breakfast before visiting the water holes where the most beautiful scenes can be experienced. Have lunch under the Africa sun and be back at our lodge at around 16:00. All bookings can be arranged at the St. Lucia Safari Lodge reception desk. Heritage Tours and Safaris will ensure that you have the best possible African experience
Cruise on Lake St Lucia - departure is walking distance from our Lodge
One of the definite activities is to enjoy a sundowner drink while cruising with Advantage Tours and watch Hippos, Bird life and the Nile Crocodile. Riëtte Bennet will be your host and will ensure that you have a very enjoyable experience. Once again, bookings can be made at the reception desk of St. Lucia Safari Lodge
Visit the Zulu Cultural Village - 15 Minutes from our St. Lucia Lodge
About 15 minutes away, the Khula settlement is situated on the outskirts of St. Lucia. You can do all the things you want in the area and even get another perspective of South African life. Accommodation is provided in authentic Zulu huts. Tour the Khula Village and watch women weaving grass mats and get an overview of current Zulu life with visits to schools, churches, Zulu dancing and even a traditional Sangoma. Your guide, who is a resident from the village will be able to answer your questions about past and current Zulu Culture and affairs. A taste of Zulu beer combined with a traditional Zulu lunch will round off the experience.
You may even bump into a Sangoma, who practices the art of herbal medicine, divination and counseling based on a belief in ancestral spirits.
Visit the St. Lucia Crocodile and Snake Park - See the Nile Crocodile and more
Situated just outside of St Lucia Village, about 5 Minutes from St. Lucia Safari Lodge on the road to Cape Vidal. The Crocodile and Snake Park offers guests an exciting and informative experience who would like to know more about the lake system and one of the world's oldest and most fascinating animals, the crocodile. A series of illustrations depict the Lake St Lucia system, the sea, the beach, dune forests, grasslands and the lake shore.
Whale Watching in St. Lucia - June to November - every year:
Every year in June the humpback whales swim from Antarctica in the South to various warmer waters along the South African Indian Ocean which includes the Elephant coast where the town of St. Lucia is situated. They tend to visit the warmer Indian Ocean waters for calving from end June to end November. They then stay in this area until the calves have grown to an acceptable size and skin(fat) thickness before they return to the cold waters of the South. Whale Watching is a must if you visit the area. Danie Bennet of Advantage Tours has a wealth of knowledge that he shares gladly with those on tour with him.
Bird Watching in St. Lucia, walking distance from our B&B and Self Catering Establishment:
The Nature Reserve only a few hundred meters from St. Lucia Safari Lodge, it is literally only a few minutes and you will be experiencing the most amazing habitat of some of the most beautiful birds to be seen in South Africa. View some birds here that you can expect to see