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St. Lucia (South Africa)

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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.

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


Get in

(See also "Saint Lucia" (Caribbean Lesser Antilles) [1])

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

Do

  • Afrikar - Off-road car self drive experience
  • Big 5 Safari - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park
  • Birding - Over 400 species recorded
  • Cape Vidal - Renowned for it's unspoilt beaches and sport fishing
  • Crocodile Centre - Live crocodiles and snake displays
  • Estuary Cruise - View Hippo's and crocodiles on the cruise
  • St Lucia Wetlands - iSimangaliso Wetland Park Eco Tour
  • Horse Riding - Beach or Safari horse riding
  • Kayak Safari - Kayak amongst Hippo's and Crocs
  • 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

Buy

Eat

The INDABA Restaurant overlooking the Wetlands from the wooden deck of the bar & Executive lounge at Seasands Lodge

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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.

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We invite you to visit our website Seasands Lodge for more detail, a visual tour of the lodge & facilities & look forward to welcoming you to Seasands.

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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

Sleep

  • Zulani Guest House B&B, +27 (0)35 590-1421 (), [2]. 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". From R350 per person sharing, including breakfast.



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"

Former President Nelson Mandela, 10th August 2001

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Seasands Lodge & Garden Cottages with Conference Centre

“For the discerning Holidaymaker”

Seasands Lodge Website

'The Elephant Coast - St. Lucia South Africa'

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.

Conference Centre - Our new conference facility is a 1200 square metre facility and includes :-

120 seater dining room

Bar & cocktail menu

Private lounge

Conference & breakaway rooms,

Atrium,

Wooden decks with stunning views

Reception with business centre.

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. Tropical settingSeasands Lodge accommodation has been designed around existing indigenous and exotic trees, cycads and palms, lush green vegetation creating stunning picturesque surroundings. 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 areaWatch 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.

Restaurant & Bar with wooden deckWooden 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.

Laundry facility - On site and same day washing & ironing service is available daily.

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