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iSimangaliso Safaris, Tours and Accommodation

Join us on a safari  in an open safari vehicle into the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, St Lucia. Contact us and let us know where you are staying in the St Lucia  area and we will pick you up at your accommodation. Our iSimangaliso safaris are let by a professional nature loving guide who will take you to the best place and tell you interesting things along the way.

iSimangaliso safaris are the perfect way to experience the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, its wildlife and scenery. This is a bush and beach experience where we spend time on the beach at Cape Vidal which offers good snorkeling and calm swimming conditions. We include a full lunch on our iSimangaliso Safaris.

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Wetlands Park Isimangaliso Safaris, information and iSimangaliso Safaris
Follow the links below for more information about all the different safaris offered in and around the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

iSimangaliso Safaris and Tours
iSimangaliso Snorkeling Safaris
iSimangaliso Turtle Tours
iSimangaliso Birding Safaris
iSimangaliso Scuba Diving Safaris
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Safaris
Fishing Safaris


iSimangaliso Safaris

iSimangaliso safaris and tours range from self guided walking safaris in the St Lucia game Park to multiple day adventures which include visits to places like Cape Vidal, Sodwana Bay, Mabibi, Lake Sibaya, Manzengwenya, Island Rock, Black Rock, Bhanga Nek and Kosi Bay. Activities include whale watching, turtle viewing, snorkeling safaris, open vehicle game viewing safaris, walking trails, horseback safaris, night safaris, night walks and fishing.

iSimangaliso Walking Trails / Hiking

Self guided coastal and savanna walking safaris as well as horseback safaris in iSimangaliso allow you to get out into the park in silence and away from civilization to view the great variety of animals, birds and  landscapes in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. Self guided walking safaris begin at the St Lucia Crocodile Centre, which also has maps of the St Lucia self guided walking trails.

iSimangaliso Horseback Safaris

Beach and Bush Horse Safaris from St Lucia

Enjoy a peaceful horse ride along the beach at St Lucia or  in the St Lucia Game Park to view animals such as zebra and wildebeest as well as variety of antelope and birds on horseback. Multiple day horse safaris in iSimangaliso allow you the opportunity to see the iSimangaliso wilderness area north of Cape Vidal, sleeping in basic bush camps, guided by professional wildlife guides.

iSimangaliso Snorkeling Safaris

There are many good snorkeling areas in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, some very safe places to snorkel for all ages and levels of snorkeling skill, and other snorkeling spots for experienced snorkelers only. The safest places to snorkel in iSimangaliso are at Mission Rocks in the rock pools and at Kosi Bay, inland of the mouth of the estuary on the southern side.

Bhanga Nek, Mabibi, Sodwana Bay and Cape Vidal are also well known snorkeling spots and are safe at the correct tide (low/ebb), when the sea is calm. When conditions are not favourable for snorkeling, these places are dangerous for snorkeling. Then there are the spots such as Island Rock, which are dangerous even by spearfishermen's standards.
For an easy day trip from St Lucia, the best place is to go snorkeling is at Cape Vidal. Join us for a day of sun, snorkeling, wildlife and good food.


With so much to do and such a variety of safaris, iSimangaliso is worth an extended visit to allow you more time to experience all that the area has to offer.

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

General Information

The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park is situated in north eastern KwaZulu Natal and was originally named the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park. iSimangaliso means - Place of Wonder. The St Lucia Estuary is the closest town to iSimangaliso and is the gateway to this World Heritage Site and the accommodation and safari company center of the iSimangaliso area.

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, and unveiled by Nelson Mandela an unveiling ceremony in the St Lucia Game Park, now part of iSimangaliso. UNESCO declared iSimangaliso a World Heritage site in 1999 because the area has incredible biodiversity, with wildlife ranging from the biggest terrestrial mammals, the elephants, to the largest marine animals, Humpback whales, huge whale sharks, graceful manta rays and giant Leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles. A variety of other animals inhabit iSimangaliso, including black and white rhinoceros, African buffalo, hippopotamus, crocodiles, zebra and wildebeest.



Directions to iSimangaliso

Access to iSimangaliso is simple, with a good asphalt roads to St Lucia and Cape Vidal. From the N2 highway, turn east onto the R618. Turn left at the round-about to enter iSimangaliso, turn right into St Lucia town Cape Vidal is situated 37km north of St Lucia within iSimangaliso.


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