Safari Africa SA

Wetlands Safari

The Saint Lucia Estuary is one of the largest in South Africa and is home to over 800 hippos, 1200 Nile crocodiles and many bird species ensuring that close encounters with wildlife are common. This tour includes a visit to a game reserve allowing viewing of other animals including leopard, elephant and buffalo.


At A Glance
Destination St Lucia Estuary and Isimangaliso Wetland Park
Tour Type Boat tour, walking tour, safari drive
Duration Approximately 13 hours
Walking required Yes
St Lucia and Isimangaliso Wetland Safari Tour

Beginning with a pick-up from your Durban accommodation around 6:00am we embark on our journey to our first destination, the St Lucia Estuary. During the drive your guide will keep you entertained with stories about the local people and history.

At St Lucia, we board a boat and cruise down the estuary with a knowledgeable guide allowing up-close encounters with hippos and crocodiles.

Next, we visit the Crocodile and Reptile Park where a one hour walk will allow great sightings of various reptiles.

The final stop of our tour is the Isimangaliso Wetlands park and game reserve. This is a big 4 game reserve with elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo. There are also many antelope and bird species.

Time will be made for lunch on your own and we will return to return to Durban around 7pm.

The actual pickup and return times may vary depending on your requirements, animal activity and other factors.


  • Transfers to and from game reserve and Durban
  • Entrance to estuary cruise
  • Entrance to crocodile park
  • Entrance to Isimangaliso Game Reserve
  • Qualified guide
  • Bottled water

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks (other than water)
  • Personal items

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* Prices listed are for groups of two or more people.  Single travelers are welcome and a single supplement fee may apply.


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