Full Day iSimangaliso Safari Tour
- About 7 hours
This Full Day iSimangaliso Safari Tour highlights the Eastern Shores of this magnificent park, South Africa's very first world heritage site. One can expect game viewing (Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Antelope, Hippo) and much more. Your ranger for the day will pick you up at your accommodation within the St Lucia area, after a brief introduction to the area you travel into the park. En-route you will have an opportunity to witness first hand just why this area is so spectacular. It's not just the wildlife but the scenery and incredible Ecosystems that one may enjoy while on tour. The safari includes numerous loop roads, outcrops, wildlife and then a chance to enjoy Cape Vidal a protected bay, snorkeling or bathing and where you will enjoy lunch.
Departing daily your ranger will pick you up from your hotel or alternatively meet us at our office. This full-day departs at 8:00 am and showcases the incredible beauty that surrounds this park. From open grasslands, forest, mangrove, loop roads, hides, and beach it's a busy day. Once we reach Cape Vidal a protected bay you will have time to snorkel and enjoy the numerous fish species that frequent the area.
All the while your ranger will prepare for a good picnic lunch. Enjoy this full-day outing into a place that is known as a miracle.
This Full Day iSimangaliso Wetland Park Safari Tour departs daily from St Lucia. You will be picked up at your hotel at 8:00 am by one of our Game Rangers in an Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle. The Tour includes game viewing en route to Cape Vidal a protected bay where one has the opportunity of enjoying some magnificent snorkeling. The bay offers some exquisite fish species including game fish species.
En route one will enjoy numerous wildlife species and may even include species such as Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino, Kudu, Water Buck and much more, this diverse landscape includes the second-highest vegetated sand dunes in the world, mangroves, forest, and open grassland. Sit back relax and let your personal ranger explain and show you the true beauty that this very first world heritage site has to offer. From loop roads, hides to lookout points. It's truly an incredible destination and magical scenery.
From the entrance to Cape Vidal Bay is approx 28 km once at Cape Vidal you will have an opportunity to enjoy some snorkeling or for those wanting to just enjoy the warm sun why not relax on the untouched beach.
Lunch is included, (Picnic Lunch). After which we travel back towards St Lucia, once again you will have an opportunity to witness some more incredible wildlife. Keep an eye out for those Leopards.
Good to know
- Max 10 passengers per vehicle
- Conducted in an Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle
- Children from 6 years welcome
- Pick up and drop off at your guest house
- Open Game Vehicle
- Experienced Game Ranger
- All conservation Levies
- Snorkel Equipment
- Gratuity for ranger (recommended)
- Bathing suit
- Beach towel
The guide was very knowledgeable and even made antelope seem as interesting as some of the more popular animals, but it ended there. The Land Cruiser was probably their oldest one (didn't even have a company logo), it was dirty, rusted and the seats were the old long bench type seats. As we drove past Land Cruisers owned by other local companies we could see how neat they were with proper single seat cushioning. Along with this, the snorkels were dirty and had germ build-up in the mouthpieces which simply unacceptable, and we were just given the snorkels and told to go down to the beach (we had no idea where to go and didn't know how safe it was around the rocks because the water was rough). We also never got a "traditional South African braai" (barbeque) which my foreign father-in-law was so excited about, but rather, we got to eat cold chicken with butter knives. All the while seeing other companies braaing in the same location and also hearing from another company that they were on their way to start a braai. Other than the guide telling you about the animals, you can do the whole of the Eastern Shores in your own car (sedan/hatchback). I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone. There are plenty of others to choose from, or just save your money and drive through it yourself with your own delicious foods and snacks.
Took the river guided hippo and croc tour. We were a party of 10 and had a private boat. Skipper was very knowledgeable about the wildlife. This was the fourth time we've taken people on this tour using this company. If you want to see animals this is well worth the price.
Heritage Tours is an outstanding and very professional tour service in St. Lucia, South Africa. Our group was very please with the hospitality and professionalism of each tour that we went on with Heritage Tours, which included Big 5 Game Tour, Nighttime turtle tour, and the hippo and crocodile tour. All were incredible and I would highly recommend them to any of my family and friends.
Strict Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 7 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 7 days before arrival.
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