Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park
The UNESCO Listed Greater St Lucia Wetland Park is one of the jewels of South Africa. A unique combination of a subtropical coastline and a classic African game park, encompassing Lake St Lucia, the St Lucia and Maputaland Marine Reserves, the Coastal Forest Reserve and the Kosi Bay Natural Reserve. St Lucia supports more species of animal than Kruger National Park and Okavango Delta.
Besides Lake St Lucia the park incorporates an astonishing variety of habitats ranging from the Ubombo mountains to grasslands, forests, wetlands, mangroves and vegetated dunes, with magnificent beaches and coral reefs. The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park stretches along the Zululand coast from Mapelane in the south to Sodwana in the north. From Mapelane the park stretches northwards, incorporating St Lucia Game and Marine Reserves, False Bay park, Cape Vidal, Sodwana Bay, Mkuzi Game Reserve and the Maputaland Marine Reserve.
This diversity gives rise to a multiplicity of fauna and flora, unrivalled anywhere in South Africa. It supports an abundance of Nile crocodile and hippo, as well as rhino (both black and white), elephant, buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck, kudu, nyala, impala, duiker and reedbuck, amongst a host of other species. While swimming in the lake is prohibited due to the presence of crocodile, recreational options abound, diving, walks, canoeing, snorkelling, angling or boating. Migrant whales cavorting along the coast, leatherback and loggerhead turtles, nesting on the beaches at night in summer, add to the park's special attractions.
Tailormade Holidays to Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park
On the Go are expert at planning holidays in South Africa — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park.
Makakatana Bay Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience with luxury game viewing suites and excellent service. Makakatana Bay Lodge is privately set in a dune forest, where it is hidden just metres away from the waters edge of the banks of the Lake St Lucia
Rocktail Beach Camp has tented rooms with hardwood floors and glass sliding doors opening onto a wrap-around balcony. It is a comfortable lodge with a dive centre adjacent to the lodge.
St. Lucia Wetlands Guest House is a spacious house with luxury guest rooms. Scrumptious breakfasts are served in the dining room or on the patio overlooking the split-level swimming pool and the surrounding tropical forest.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
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