30 Jul A day in St Lucia
1. Safari in iSimangaliso Wetland Parks
This park is the 3rd largest National Park in South Africa and was listed as the country’s first World Heritage Site due to natural beauty. With our tourguide we started at 6 a.m. for a safari. During that time we saw numerous birds, khudus, a rhino, hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, red dykers, water- and bushbucks. Unfortunately, you can´t find the BIG 5 here but Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park is just around the corner from St Lucia and perfect for a day trip. After spotting some animals we went to Cape Vidal, a pristine, stunning beach, to do some snorkelling. For lunch, we stopped at Mission Rocks, which is a popular fishing and picnic spot, for a traditional South African Braai. Braai, you ask? Here you can learn how to speak ‘South African’.
2. Boat safari
At 3 p.m. we started our sunset boat safari. We already saw a hippos the evening before chilling on the streets of St Lucia but going too close is a bit dangerous. That´s why I love boat safaris. There is no other way where you can see hippos and crocodiles that close. Besides that, we saw spectacular birdlife.
3. Braai time
You are in a fishing town. This is definitely the right spot to braai a nice fresh fish. We got fresh fish from the fisherman and bought some yummy vegetables at the local market. This is how our day ended.
What else to do in St. Lucia:
- Deep sea fishing
- Whale watching (June to end of November)
- Watch turtle’s lay eggs and breed on the beaches (November to the end of March)
- Safari in Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park
- Horseback riding
- Bird watching
- Go on a boat safari
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Where to stay in St. Lucia:
My recommendation: Monzi Safari Tented Lodge and Backpackers
This tented camp has something for everyone and every budget. It is super clean and tidy, offers a fully equipped kitchen, braai area as well as a pool and many chill areas. Monzi also offers really good safaris to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park, iSimangaliso Wetland Parks and many many more. Check it out!
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It stands June 2018