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iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Main Road, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 35 590 1633
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“cape vidal” (211 reviews)
“self drive” (34 reviews)
“the loop” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Main Road, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 35 590 1633
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Toured iSimangaliso Wetland Park over a couple days in St. Lucia. We took 3 tours with Shakabarker Tours (Bike ride, night drive, and hippo and croc tour), and also did a self-drive. My one complaint on the self-drive was that we didn't have a map,...More

Thank Becca B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Isimangaliso Wetland park is absolutely gorgeous. The park and facilities are well maintained and clean. We saw many different bird species and the landscape is just beautiful. Will definitely return in future. Stock up on food and drink in St Lucia as the shop in...More

Thank Elmarie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the iSimangaliso Wetland Park twice. They do not accept the annual ticket for SA National Parks (wild card). The park has two sections and each is worth a visit. You can drive through the sections and we were able to see giraffes, zebras,...More

1  Thank peripatus333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is a little visited piece of heaven, only 30k long but you have it to yourself. Lots of different environments in a small area. Saw lots of zebra,impala Kudu, wildebeest. Samandar monkeys, hippo croc, buffalo. You can whale watch from the beach

1  Thank Frankie1693
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lovely time with heritage safari afternoon lake cruise amazing sights hippo crocks fish eagle and knowledge of our guide incredible

Thank 458Amy
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The park has two separate areas and you have to pay at the gates for each of them. Nice smaller park and certainly worth doing 1/2 day when you are at St Lucia. They did not tell us where the elephants where. Went to the...More

1  Thank globeviking
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Really stunning wetlands. Many different habitats. Good roads. Lots of wildlife, we've seen a wild dog.

1  Thank erwin_luesink
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I did a boat trip and it was very nice. You get to see a lot of hippos, crocs, eagles etc. Every now and then they tell you something about the animals and their behaviour. Absolutely worth the money and a nice experience!!!

Thank drhousejr
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome Dude, with loads of knowledge about the hippos and the wetlands. Would do it again in an instant.

1  Thank Yvonne K
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Driving through the park is magnificent. Very quiet when you take the loops. We watched the sun set in one of these loops and it is magical when there's just the two of you in your car looking at the hippos in the evening sun....More

2  Thank Linda L
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25 May 2017|
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Response from liberdade1 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is February/March. The turtles start laying their eggs in November and incubation is about 65 days. The tours will drive you up the beach at night to see the turtles - you have a chance of seeing leopards and... More
20 December 2016|
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Response from Ushmita H | Reviewed this property |
We were there around 8am and we were allowed in. it is probably better to be early to prevent the traffic that I saw on my way out today.
18 December 2016|
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Response from jomob | Reviewed this property |
I think it's about 150 cars a day. We drove in about 9.30a.m on a moody weather day and it was fine. I think it opens early. Cape Vidal is worth it.