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The town of '''St Lucia''', is located on the Southern Tip of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Many visitors use St Lucia as their hub because of its close proximity to many attractions in the area.
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The town of '''St. Lucia''', is on the southern tip of [[iSimangaliso Wetland Park]]. Many visitors use St. Lucia as their hub because of its close proximity to many attractions in the area.
{{infobox|New Name for the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park - iSimangaliso Wetland Park|Sunady 13th May 2007. Statement by the office of Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Minister of Environment Affairs and Tourism. South Africa's first World Heritage Site, the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, has a new name, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, that better reflects its unique identity and sense of place. The name has been approved by the National Cabinet and was gazetted on Friday 11th May 2007 in terms of the World Heritage Convention Act and will be effective from the 1st of November 2007 }}
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
(See also "Saint Lucia" (Caribbean Lesser Antilles) [http://wikitravel.org/en/Saint_Lucia])
 
  
 
From [[Durban]] - follow the N2 northwards passing by [[Stanger]], [[Empangeni]] and [[Richards Bay]]. After around 250km turn off the N2 onto the R618 to [[Mtubatuba]]. Keep on the R618 and follow the signs to St Lucia - 26km. You will cross the bridge over the St Lucia estuary. Turn right at the T-Junction into McKenzie Road
 
From [[Durban]] - follow the N2 northwards passing by [[Stanger]], [[Empangeni]] and [[Richards Bay]]. After around 250km turn off the N2 onto the R618 to [[Mtubatuba]]. Keep on the R618 and follow the signs to St Lucia - 26km. You will cross the bridge over the St Lucia estuary. Turn right at the T-Junction into McKenzie Road
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==See==
 
==See==
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*<see name="St Lucia South Africa" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 35 5901555" url="www.stluciasouthafrica.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A world heritage site, St Lucia offers you a wildlife paradise. From unspoilt beaches to Hippo's roaming the streets at Night</see>
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==Do==
 
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*Big 5 Safari - [[Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park]]
 
*Big 5 Safari - [[Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park]]
 
*Birding - Over 400 species recorded
 
*Birding - Over 400 species recorded
*[[Cape Vidal]] - Renowned for it's unspoilt beaches and sport fishing
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*[[Cape Vidal]] - Renowned for its unspoilt beaches and sport fishing
 
*Crocodile Centre - Live crocodiles and snake displays
 
*Crocodile Centre - Live crocodiles and snake displays
 
*Estuary Cruise - View Hippo's and crocodiles on the cruise
 
*Estuary Cruise - View Hippo's and crocodiles on the cruise
*St Lucia Wetlands - [[iSimangaliso Wetland Park]] Eco Tour
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*<do name="Extreme Nature Tours and Safaris" alt="" address="St Lucia Estuary" directions="" phone="+27 (0)82 2575-612" url="http://www.extremenaturetours.co.za" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Turtle tours, swim with dolphins, safaris</do>
*Horse Riding - Beach or Safari horse riding
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*St Lucia Wetlands - [[iSimangaliso Wetland Park]] Eco tour
*Kayak Safari - Kayak amongst Hippo's and Crocs
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*Horse Riding - Beach or safari horse riding
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*Kayak Safari - Kayak amongst hippos and crocs
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*Estuary Cruise - View hippos and crocodiles on the cruise
 
*Safari Night Drive - See the African nocturnal wildlife
 
*Safari Night Drive - See the African nocturnal wildlife
 
*Sport - Golf, bowls, tennis and squash
 
*Sport - Golf, bowls, tennis and squash
 
*St Lucia Beaches - Sub-tropical blonde beaches
 
*St Lucia Beaches - Sub-tropical blonde beaches
*Turtle Tour - Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtle nesting
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*Turtle Tour - Leatherback and loggerhead turtle nesting
 
*Walking Trails - Natural African landscapes and sea shores   
 
*Walking Trails - Natural African landscapes and sea shores   
 
*Whale Watching - Boat based whale watching
 
*Whale Watching - Boat based whale watching
*Zulu Cultural Tour - Khula Zulu Village tour
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*Zulu Cultural Tour - Khula Zulu village tour
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*<do name="Heritage Tours & Safaris" alt="" address="St Lucia Estuary South Africa" directions="" phone="+27 35 590 1555" url="http://www.heritagetoursandsafaris.com" hours="" price="" lat="28° 22' 29.4024 S" long="32° 24' 42.6204 E">Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise,Whale Watching,Big 5 Safaris,Night Drive Safaris,Snorkelling Cape Vidal,Safaris to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve,Holiday Safari Packages,Day Safari Options Available</do>
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
'''The INDABA Restaurant overlooking the Wetlands from the wooden deck of the bar & Executive lounge at Seasands Lodge'''
 
 
[[Image:Photo_3.jpg]]
 
 
 
We offer traditional South African cuisine and our fish dishes are world renowned. Our restuarant has an A-La-Carte menu with a wide selection of firm South African favourites.  Vegetarians and special dietary requirements are also catered for. Banqueting/conferencing is our speciality.
 
A light lunch menu is also avialable with drinks served on the wooden terrace upstairs overlooking the St. Lucia Wetlands.
 
Seasands Lodge nestles in a tropical garden in the village of St Lucia, gateway to The Greater St. Lucia Wetland & Parks, a World Heritage Site. 
 
Seasands Lodge offers accommodation on a self catering, bed and breakfast or dinner, bed & breakfast basis.
 
 
[[Image:Seasands_Ext-side_view_s.jpg ]]
 
 
We invite you to visit our website [http://www.seasands.co.za Seasands Lodge] for more detail, a visual tour of the lodge & facilities & look forward to welcoming you to Seasands.
 
 
[[Image:Estuary-mouth.jpg]]
 
 
Seasands in St Lucia is your ideal stopover to or from the Kruger National Park
 
 
'''Please note that meals are by prior arrangement only.'''
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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*<sleep name="Ingwenya Lodge" alt="" address="163 Hornbill Str" directions="" phone="+27 (0)82 782-8172" url="http://www.ingwenyalodge.co.za/" checkin="2PM" checkout="10AM" price="From R350.00/unit/day" lat="28°23'0.89" long="32°24'45.35">Self catering holiday accommodation.</sleep>
  
*<sleep name="Zulani Guest House B&B" url="http://www.zulani.co.za" phone="+27 (0)35 590-1421" email="stlucia@zulani.co.za" price="From R350 per person sharing, including breakfast">A small, family-run quality four-star Guest House. The owners, Gary & June, reside in an adjoining cottage, and are on hand to provide the "personal hospitality". </sleep>
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*<sleep name="Zulani Guest House B&B" alt="" address="Flamingo Str" directions="" url="http://www.zulani.co.za" phone="+27 (0)35 590-1421" email="stlucia@zulani.co.za" price="R385 per person sharing, including breakfast">A small, family-run quality four-star Guest House. The owners, Gary & June, reside in an adjoining cottage, and are on hand to provide the "personal hospitality". </sleep>
 
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*<sleep name="Budget Backpackers" alt="" address="81 mckenzie street, po box 198, st lucia 3936" directions="" phone="+27(0)82-627-6208" url="http://www.budgetbackpackers.co.za/" checkin="" checkout="" price="from r110" lat="" long="">Budget accommodation located on the main street. Some free excursions and (at the moment) two low-cost safaris into the wetlands, St Lucia and Cape Vidal.</sleep>
 
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'''The St. Lucia Wetlands Park must be the only place on the globe where the world's oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and the world's largest terrestrial mammal (the African elephant) share an ecosystem with the world's oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world's largest marine mammal the whale" 
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Former President Nelson Mandela, 10th August 2001'''
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'''Seasands Lodge & Garden Cottages with Conference Centre''' ''  
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'''Annas Bed and Breakfast'''
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'' , 8 Kuda Street, ☎ +27 (0)35 590-1988 (annas@annasbnb.com), [4]. A family-run quality four-star Guest House. The owners Richard and Brenda reside on the premises and are on hand to provide the "personal hospitality". R425 per person sharing, including breakfast.==Get out==
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'''“For the discerning Holidaymaker” ''' 
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''''''The Elephant Coast - St. Lucia South Africa''''''
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'''Accommodation'''''' – Our Lodge accommodation is serviced daily and consists of a large bedroom cum lounge ala Holiday Inn, full bathroom & shower, fully kitted out kitchenette and verandah with garden furniture. All Lodges have ceiling fans and are air conditioned, with individual balconies. Equipped for self catering or dine in our restaurant. 
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'''Conference Centre''' - Construction of our new conference facility is underway at present. This 1200 square metre facility includes :-  
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120 seater dining room
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Bar & cocktail menu
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Private lounge
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Conference & breakaway rooms,
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Atrium,
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Wooden decks with stunning views
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Reception with business centre.
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'''Pool''' - Relax around our sparkling swimming pool overlooking the wetlands below with sundowners from our bar. Loungers & chairs on the deck surrounding the pool are provided for your comfort.
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'''Tropical setting''' – Seasands Lodge accommodation has been designed around existing indigenous and exotic trees, cycads and palms, lush green vegetation creating stunning picturesque surroundings.
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'''Peace & tranquillity''' – Seasands Lodge is situated away from the busy main road of St. Lucia, but within walking distance to restaurants and amenities in the village.  The tropical garden
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'''Secluded Braai area''' – Watch the bush babies in the Marula trees above the barbecue while traditional South African cuisine is prepared on sizzling coals with our friendly bar staff serving drinks around the fire.
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'''Restaurant & Bar with wooden deck''' – Wooden walkways from the Lodges lead to the centre of the complex which consists of the dining room & bar overlooking the wetlands. Our dinner speciality is fish & traditional South African cuisine. Freshly baked cake, tea & coffee is served daily and a light lunch menu is also available. Here breakfast is served daily on a buffet style basis.  
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'''Laundry facility''' - On site and same day washing & ironing service is available daily.
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Revision as of 08:22, 29 December 2012

The town of St. Lucia, is on the southern tip of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Many visitors use St. Lucia as their hub because of its close proximity to many attractions in the area.

For other places with the same name, see Saint_Lucia (disambiguation).

Contents

Get in

From Durban - follow the N2 northwards passing by Stanger, Empangeni and Richards Bay. After around 250km turn off the N2 onto the R618 to Mtubatuba. Keep on the R618 and follow the signs to St Lucia - 26km. You will cross the bridge over the St Lucia estuary. Turn right at the T-Junction into McKenzie Road

From Johannesburg - follow the N2 southwards passing by Ermelo, Piet Retief and Pongola. After around 600km turn off the N2 onto the R618 to Mtubatuba. Keep on the R618 and follow the signs to St Lucia - 26km. You will cross the bridge over the St Lucia estuary. Turn right at the T-Junction into McKenzie Road

Get around

See

  • St Lucia South Africa, +27 35 5901555, [1]. A world heritage site, St Lucia offers you a wildlife paradise. From unspoilt beaches to Hippo's roaming the streets at Night


Do

  • Afrikar - Off-road car self drive experience
  • Big 5 Safari - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park
  • Birding - Over 400 species recorded
  • Cape Vidal - Renowned for its unspoilt beaches and sport fishing
  • Crocodile Centre - Live crocodiles and snake displays
  • Estuary Cruise - View Hippo's and crocodiles on the cruise
  • Extreme Nature Tours and Safaris, St Lucia Estuary, +27 (0)82 2575-612, [2]. Turtle tours, swim with dolphins, safaris
  • St Lucia Wetlands - iSimangaliso Wetland Park Eco tour
  • Horse Riding - Beach or safari horse riding
  • Kayak Safari - Kayak amongst hippos and crocs
  • Estuary Cruise - View hippos and crocodiles on the cruise
  • Safari Night Drive - See the African nocturnal wildlife
  • Sport - Golf, bowls, tennis and squash
  • St Lucia Beaches - Sub-tropical blonde beaches
  • Turtle Tour - Leatherback and loggerhead turtle nesting
  • Walking Trails - Natural African landscapes and sea shores
  • Whale Watching - Boat based whale watching
  • Zulu Cultural Tour - Khula Zulu village tour
  • Heritage Tours & Safaris, St Lucia Estuary South Africa, +27 35 590 1555, [3]. Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise,Whale Watching,Big 5 Safaris,Night Drive Safaris,Snorkelling Cape Vidal,Safaris to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve,Holiday Safari Packages,Day Safari Options Available (28° 22' 29.4024 S,32° 24' 42.6204 E)


Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

  • Ingwenya Lodge, 163 Hornbill Str, +27 (0)82 782-8172, [4]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 10AM. Self catering holiday accommodation. From R350.00/unit/day. (28°23'0.89,32°24'45.35)
  • Zulani Guest House B&B, Flamingo Str, +27 (0)35 590-1421 (), [5]. A small, family-run quality four-star Guest House. The owners, Gary & June, reside in an adjoining cottage, and are on hand to provide the "personal hospitality". R385 per person sharing, including breakfast.
  • Budget Backpackers, 81 mckenzie street, po box 198, st lucia 3936, +27(0)82-627-6208, [6]. Budget accommodation located on the main street. Some free excursions and (at the moment) two low-cost safaris into the wetlands, St Lucia and Cape Vidal. from r110.

Annas Bed and Breakfast , 8 Kuda Street, ☎ +27 (0)35 590-1988 (annas@annasbnb.com), [4]. A family-run quality four-star Guest House. The owners Richard and Brenda reside on the premises and are on hand to provide the "personal hospitality". R425 per person sharing, including breakfast.==Get out==

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