Half Day iSimangaliso Safari
- About 5 hours
This Half Day iSimangaliso Wetland Park departs daily from St Lucia. Pick up is from your Hotel. Witness South Africa's very first world heritage site enjoy wildlife viewing and snorkeling in a protected bay.
This half day safari tour is conducted in a open game drive safari vehicle, without wasting anytime your personal ranger will get you to all of the best areas while en-route to Cape Vidal for some incredible snorkeling. Sit back and enjoy breathtaking views of this miracle, witness the second highest vegetated dunes in the world, wildlife including Leopard and much more awaits you.
This Half 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 a 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 look out 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.
The starts of at 8:00 am pick up at your hotel, you will be in an Open Game Drive Vehicle for the remainder of the drive to Cape Vidal with your knowledgeable and experienced ranger. He or she will offer you some incredible information with regards to the Park, its history and various systems.
From St Lucia to Cape Vidal it is approximately 28 km depending on the loop roads that the ranger will take you on. Enjoy some fantastic game viewing en route, and once at Cape Vidal, you will have a chance to enjoy some exquisite snorkeling in the protected bay of Cape Vidal.
This half-day safari tour starts at 8:00 am and ends between 12:00 and 1:00 pm.
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.
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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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