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Address: 57 Mckenzie Street | Main Road, Saint Lucia 3936, South Africa
Phone Number: 27355901555
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Description: St Lucia Estuary with its residential Hippo and Nile Crocodile makes for...
St Lucia Estuary with its residential Hippo and Nile Crocodile makes for great boat cruise excursions, get close and witness a wildlife wonder, African Eagles perched high awaiting a quick snack.
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Watched hippos play in front of a beautiful sunset

My mom and I visited St. Lucia for 2 days and in addition to walking along the beautiful, pristine, empty beach and taking part in the morning half safari of Hluhluwe-Umfolozi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My mom and I visited St. Lucia for 2 days and in addition to walking along the beautiful, pristine, empty beach and taking part in the morning half safari of Hluhluwe-Umfolozi park, we decided to do the hippo boat tour. We took the 3:15 boat cruise that ended around 5:30 and watched the sunset along the river. There were several... More 

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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had a lovely cruise with a very knowledgeable guide. Dennis the guide knew the estuary and the animals very well and made the whole experience very pleasurable. Well worth the time and money.

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Köping, Västmanlands Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you want to spot Hippos, this is the tour to take. You can buy tickets at your hotel or at Jetty. It takes about 1-2 hours and you are guaranteed to see Hippos and a fare chance to crocs. Bring your camera.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We spent a pleasant two hours cruising the lake, seeing many many hippos and one sleepy crocodile. We also saw a monitor lizard and many birds. The boat captain was very knowledgeable and gave us a memorable trip, telling also tales of hippos and crocodiles walking down the main street in the nearby town.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You could see a lot or not - it's lucky dip! Hippo wise, you're not likely to see much but heads in the water at midday, which is when we cruised up there. I'd ideally liked to have seen more action, but nature does what it wants, when it wants! Spotted one crocodile out of water and beyond that a... More 

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had a lovely experience. One get so close to hipo and croc's and still feel safe. We sat on the upper deck and had a good view all around.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Yes we did it, we floated out gently gliding when our ferry came to a silent stop. We looked over and there for the first time in a couple of years we were told were two VERY LARGE crocs on a bank sunning themselves, with eyes wide open. They were in fact about 2 metres from the back of the... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took a late afternoon lake cruise and had the opportunity to see lots of hippo up close which was wonderful. The captain of the boat was knowledgeable and able to spot the wildlife and tell us lots of interesting information. I had not realised that hippos don't actually swim or how nocturnal they are. It became a bit of... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

An incredible experience! Be sure to stop here as this is a unique adventure! You will see a lot of hippos as well as water bucks, crocodiles! Its cool to see the family of hippos in the water, and hippos play-fighting! The guides are very informative and you will have a new respect for these animals!

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Denham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We have booked the sunset cruise which was a great experience because the hippos are waking up and are very active. Plenty of crocodiles and birds were around, too. We got to see how the hippos lined up in the water to get on shore and were ready to walk all the way up to town. And it is true... More 

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