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iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Address: Main Road, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 35 590 1633
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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St Lucia Wetlands Day Trip from Durban Including Estuary Boat Ride
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St Lucia Estuary Boat Cruise

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What an experience we had. iSimangaliso Wetland Park are kept in spectacular condition, full stars to the Managers and Staff. Lots of Wild Animals to view. Cape Vidal was breath... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Durban, South Africa
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Lancashire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to see Hippo then this is the place as they are everywhere so do it, there are also many other species. The park itself is mainly a self drive on a long tarmac road but with numerous dirt tracks off it which should give a better chance of seeing wildlife. You pay for the privilege but when... More 

Thank GraemeLancashire
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an experience we had. iSimangaliso Wetland Park are kept in spectacular condition, full stars to the Managers and Staff. Lots of Wild Animals to view. Cape Vidal was breath taking. Hippos was amazing wondering the streets like they Part Owners of St Lucia. Boat trip to view Hippos was wonderful. Lots of them and the birdlife was plenty. Lovely... More 

Thank felicityv455
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a nature lover, there is no better place to visit. Animals are in abundance, and amazing bird life that can get even non-bird watchers excited! A must is to go on a sunset boat ride down the estuary. You'll see many hippos (often very cute, playful babies), crocs and if you're lucky, the odd shark fin or... More 

Thank DesZoras
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic hippo sunset cruise and night safari drive. The early morning safaris are better as they allow for better photo ops. But you still see elephants, hippos, buck if all sorts, chameleon, etc. Heritage Tours offers excellent guided tours.

Thank poleinahole1
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Guide was the Best x Saw masses and learned loads! Warthogs, Water Buffalo, Koodoos, ....... And the Bird Life was beautiful

Thank Fiona J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It would have been good if we'd been told before entering the park that most of the self drive trails were closed. This meant that most of the day was spent looking for birds and animals from the tar mac road to Cape Vidal. It would have been a nice gesture to have had a reduced entry fee whilst the... More 

Thank Poppyslane
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not very helpful or friendly at the entrance. Almost all side roads were closed off and what was left is a 30 odd km straight race track to the beach where people drive 120 km/h put their getto blasters on etc. Anyway enough to scare all animals away from anywhere near the race track. We didn't see many animals and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful nature, if you can, make a safaritrip there. birds, insects and even the chance to see a leopard. It's all there. Crocs and hippos.We loved the place.

Thank Joyce56_12
Boston, Ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the park almost entirely to ourselves.A different landscape from surrounding game parks which was nice. We saw a lot of buck,wildebeest,warthog and zebra which was great. We visited just the west side. Just be prepared besides toilets which are nice and frequent there are no amenities (shops or restaurants) on the west side so pack your own picnic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is well worth taking a trip through the wetlands on a tour boat. It'll get you close to animals, your guide will point out both animals and birds you might other have missed while providing interesting information of the park, it's history, the animals and current challenges.

Thank KatyRSA-2016

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