Nestled in Kwa-Zulu Natal’s North Coast, St Lucia is well known for its wildlife and birdlife – as well as its beaches and small town coastal atmosphere. As holiday destinations go, it’s one of South Africa’s best, and it offers many activities available to suit all tastes. Whether you’re looking for something to get your heart pounding or a slightly more sedate pastime, St Lucia has what you’re looking for – and most of these activities are only minutes away from our luxury retreat.
The little brother of scuba diving, snorkelling is a great way to get to see the diverse marine life of St Lucia, up close and personal. The waters around the town are warm, and visibility is good. There are a number of professional guided snorkelling tours to choose from. Remember, it’s always best to go with a professional who can ensure your safety.
Take A Boat Cruise
The St Lucia Estuary is a wildlife hotspot, with hippos and other native animals and plants in abundance. This is a gentle cruise, which serves drinks and departs at different times from different spots. Be sure to book with a reputable company, so you can sit back and relax.
Guided Walking Safari
One of the best ways to get face to face with the St Lucia wildlife is to take a guided walking tour. These tours operate within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and offer a unique view of some of South Africa’s most beautiful forests. You’ll need to be relatively fit as the tour is two and a half hours.
Visit The Cultural Village
Veyana Cultural Village is situated in a World Heritage Site. It’s a working Zulu village where all the cultural traditions are a way of life. One can stay in a Zulu Beehive hut, or sample traditional cuisine made fresh on a cooking fire. Try your hand at traditional arts and crafts including beading, or have your fortune told by a Sangoma. Veyana also offers boat tours on Lake St Lucia.
All these activities are close enough to our luxury St Lucia retreat, so you won’t have to travel far to get to them. Book your stay today!