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Saint Lucia Estuary

Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, Saint Lucia, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Saint Lucia
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We saw countless hippo, fish eagle, and many other birds. We even saw a croc sunning himself on the beach!

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San Clemente CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a nice outing but if you are going on a safari in the area this trip may not add much to your experience. Hippos and Crocs but you may see those elsewhere anyway.....

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wales
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Sea can be a bit rough, watch out for the crocks as they hide in the long grass. There are lots of hippos. Did some great whale watching here worth it

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Hogsback
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

loved everything - small town, plenty to do. fabulous beaches, walking and adventures. being close to hippos and crocs, seeing whales, swimming in the sea - and it was winter!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were a family of 8 Who had a 15 days vacation in South Africa in January 2014. Our first stop was St Lucia in which we stayed 4 days. Our boat trip to the Saint Lucia Estauary situated in World Heritage site, was fantastic. We were able to see Hippos, crocs, a wide variety of bird-life and lots more.... More

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hilo
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A 2-hr boat trip on the estuary was part of my booked itinerary and it was worth it. Many, many hippos, several crocs and different birds to see. The captain (a women - yeah!) was very knowledgeable of animals and estuary. Highly recommend.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Try and get onto one of the 'smaller boat' trips, as you will get much closer to Hippo's and Crocodiles. The estuary life is a big part of St Lucia. Take local advice and be careful.

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Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

ST LUCIA is located at the entrance to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. It is said that the area was first discovered in 1554 by survivors of a Portuguese ship called ‘Rio de la Medaos do Oura’. The town is today a tourist centre, and while it has grown considerably it still manages to maintain a relaxed, bubbly holiday atmosphere. Excellent... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I am not too sure what the hype is all about St Lucia. The place is riddled with your cheap mass market restaurants with bland plain food for the masses, terrible shops, and packed with people!! There is indeed some pretty places to see in and around, but mostly crowded and really stretched. We had a drink at the Boat... More

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Tampa, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Good roads meander thru the Estuary to provide excellent viewing of traditional South Africa wildlife. No cats, elephants or giraffes viewed, but plenty of zebra, rhinos, antelope, hippos, hogs and more.

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