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Saint Lucia Estuary

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Address: Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, Saint Lucia, South Africa
Phone Number: +27-35-590-1259
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Description: This estuary is part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park and includes...
This estuary is part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park and includes fishing, hiking tours, boat tours and a crocodile center. The crocodiles make swimming an ill-advised idea.
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A boat tour is for sure!

Hippos, Crocodiles, Monkeys in their natural habitat, Oh MY!! The Hippo Croc tour via boat is a must-do activity here on the estuary. It was tops with Heritage Tours!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Hippos, Crocodiles, Monkeys in their natural habitat, Oh MY!! The Hippo Croc tour via boat is a must-do activity here on the estuary. It was tops with Heritage Tours!

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from Hertfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We've just returned from a 19 day tailor-made tour of KwaZulu Natal, Swaziland & Kruger. Rosemary at Independent Traveller put it together for us- an amazing deal & such attention to detail & our requirements. How she got such amazing accommodation for us for under £2800pp including flights from UK, I've no idea. With all our excursions, safaris, food &... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went on a hippo & croc boat tour and found it very enjoyable. We saw a lot of wildlife; lots of birds, but especially quite a few crocs and dozens of hippos. Very impressive! In addition to the boat tour we also went on a night-safari. We saw a lot there with more buffalo than we had seen during... More 

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atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had the best time in the St Lucia Estuary even though we visited on a miserable rainy day. We took a hippo and Croc boat tour and enjoyed learning about the estuary along with its Hippos, crocs, birds and other wildlife. Our guide was Stacy and she was very well versed in the wildlife of the area and beyond.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was definitely a highlight of our trip. We drove through the park with local friends in their vehicle. Incredible scenery and animals galore! The highlights were a hyena and the many kudu. The viewpoints were breathtaking and to top it all off, you end up at a pristine beach!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The sign on the kayak ramp says not to feed the crocodiles and that's just the beginning, although the water looks fairly sedate since this estuary no longer connects with the sea, the kayak guide is checking on wind conditions carefully as capsizing is not an option here because aside from the crocodiles there are hippos and bullsharks in this... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My tour group took a boat cruise on 7/26/2015 from 3pm-5pm on a double-decker boat called the Santa Lucia which was docked next to an overpass over the water. We saw many hippos including a mother and baby; a fish eagle; crocodiles; a goliath heron; and other birds. Definitely worth a visit. There might be better cruise outfits though; our... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is great to explore! We took a trip on a small boat from "shoreline" ("shakabarker" is ok, too) with guide Dennis who knew all about hippos. Saw many of them very close whilst on our 90min-cruise. But no crocs. Instead, giant kingfisher, heron, storks. Great experience! There is complimentary tea and coffee only, so take a cooler box with... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A hot enough day in winter to be able to go snorkelling. Pleasure to drive through the park and see some animals

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A beautiful sandy beach on the Indian Ocean. We went horseback riding there and at the end saw a bunch of hippos. Amazing. You can also take a boat ride, but I think walking on the beach was fantastic. And in June, it's not too hot.

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