Activities,  South Africa

What to do in St Lucia in South Africa: 3 essential activities

St. LUCIA: is a small coastal town in South Africa full of charm. It is surrounded by magnificent flora and fauna, particularly in iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Follow our guide to not miss anything best activities from St Lucia: cruise, diving or even a ride are on the program.

Activities at iSimangaliso Wetland Park in St Lucia: Seeing whales on Cape Vidal beach

Cape Vidal Beach at iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the best activities in St Lucia in South Africa

The main attraction of St Lucia is the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This wetland is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Cape Vidal beach at the end of the dunes is just sumptuous. You can walk there for half a day and like us have a picnic on the beach. You will almost certainly be there on your own and you can take a leap into the Indian Ocean much warmer than Cape water!

Consulting : keep an eye out because we often see Whales !

Hippopotamus cruise in the St. Lucia estuary

Cruising with hippos in the Saint Lucia estuary is one of the best activities in St Lucia in South Africa

To end the day, the ideal is to book a estuary cruise to see the very many hippopotamuses. It is one of the flagship activities of St Lucia. Boats leave regularly from the small port for a tour of about an hour. It is best to take the cruise at the end of the day to enjoy the sunset. The photos we took are really great.

Last tip... If you go out into town with the car at night, be careful because hippos often cross the roads!

St Lucia's underwater activities: diving in Sodwana Bay

Diving in Sodwana Bay is one of the best activities in St Lucia in South Africa

If you are passionate about underwater activities, Sodwana Bay is THE best spot for diving in South Africa and it is accessible from St Lucia. You can admire turtles, corals and even whale sharks there. iSimangaliso Wetland Park the afternoon.

Sleep in the best value for money B&B in St Lucia, South Africa

Little Eden in St Lucia South Africa is a good value, budget B&B

Most of the accommodation in Saint Lucia is bed and breakfast. We recommend that you stay in the Guest House with the best value for money in St Lucia: the B&B Little eden. Comfortable, well kept and clean, there is nothing to complain about.

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If complete, you can find more options than we recommend in our guide on the best accommodations in St Lucia.

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