Lucia South Africa
Lucia Snorkeling Adventures
many places within the
St Lucia Wetlands Park (iSimangaliso) which offer good snorkeling for
beginner level snorkelers, and more challenging snorkeling for more
experienced swimmers and snorkelers. The following snorkeling packages
include the best snorkeling spots in the area as well as some other
Day St Lucia Snorkeling trip
Vidal has snorkeling spots which are very tide dependent, but with the
correct timing, the snorkeling is safe and suitable for all ages and
skill levels. Snorkeling at Cape Vidal can be very dangerous when tidal
conditions are not taken into consideration. Contact us for free safety advice
if you decide to snorkel at Cape Vidal without a guide.
us on an organized snorkeling trip where we depart from St Lucia and
drive into the Southern Part of the St Lucia Wetlands Park
(iSimangaliso) where one can snorkel at different spots including Cape
Vidal, Bats Cave and Perriers Bay, depending upon ocean conditions on
Our one day snorkeling adventures are let by a professional guide and
include a safari through the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, all snorkeling
equipment and a full braai (barbecue) lunch as well as refreshments.
Sightings on our snorkeling trips from St Lucia include a huge variety
of tropical fish, harmless rays, lobsters and sea turtles. On the drive
iSimangaliso we regularly see rhino, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and
many antelope and bird species.
Tour Departure 08h00 Return 15h00-16h00.
Lucia Snorkeling adventures are tide dependent.
2 Day St
Bay and Mabibi
from St Lucia at 07h00, drive to
Sodwana Bay for a snorkeling session in the protected bay. Sodwana
snorkeling is also tide dependent and is very safe at low tide with a
huge variety of tropical fish. For the more adventurous snorkeler,there
is the option of taking a boat ride out to sea to snorkel the shallower
reefs usually used by scuba divers. On these trips we often see
dolphins, sea turtles and whales.
After lunch we
depart for Mabibi, in the central part of the St Lucia Wetlands Park,
where we spend the night in a camping site in Paradise.There is also 5
star accommodation at Mabibi for those who prefer. The evening is spent
relaxing around the campfire, with the sound of the ocean in the
After a bush
breakfast, we walk down the vegetated sand dunes to one of the best
snorkeling spots in South Africa. The bay at Mabibi is protected from
the breaking surf and offers safe snorkeling at low tide. The
diversity of species at Mabibi is remarkable and the water is always a
tropical shade of turquoise and never drops below20°C, allowing
comfortable snorkeling in winter and summer.
After a day of
sun, sand and snorkeling, we return back to St Lucia in the late
Day Snorkeling Adventure
Vidal, Sodwana Bay, Mabibi and Kosi Bay
from St Lucia at08h00
for a day of snorkeling, game viewing, sun, sand and good
food in the St Lucia Wetlands Park, now know as the iSimangaliso
Wetlands Park. Sightings range from all the tropical fish and other
marine organisms to large land animals such as rhinoceros, buffalo,
hippos, zebra and wildebeest.
from St Lucia to Mabibi, just north of Sodwana bay, the famous scuba
diving resort. At Mabibi we snorkel in the protected bay behind the
sandstone reef in an area that gets as calm as a swimming pool at low
tide. From Mabibi, we drive along a 4x4 track through the northern part
of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park to a place called Bhanga Nek, 15 km
south of the Mozambique border where we spend the night in a rustic
After a hearty
drive north to Kosi Mouth for some snorkeling in a place called 'the
Aquarium'. This is also a great opportunity to see the fish kraals(fish
traps) made and maintained by the local Thonga community, a form of
sustainable fishing which has been practiced at Kosi Bay for the last
Kosi Bay, we drive to the Tembe Elephant Park, home to Africa's largest
elephants, and arrive back in St Lucia in the late afternoon.
snorkeling package can be extended for another day to include one day
at Ponta Do Ouro to snorkel with wild dolphins.
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