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Our favourite holiday destination - Perfect destination. As a family this is the place we love most. Cape Vidal is our kind of place. Our girls love searching for animals in the park and the sea. The rhinos are what we watch out for. The guest house, the town and people are so friendly. They make you feel part of their world.

inge van der ryst
South Africa

Clean and pretty - St Lucia is a very clean town. The boat ride was good and the Whale Place gave good advice on snorkeling. The Spar is exceptionally expensive. The Braca and Surf and Turn are great dinner venues. The locals are not good for international tourists because they are not very helpful and don't seem to have knowledge of their own area.

Lorna Gibbons
South Africa

Surprising - Much smaller than I anticipated, but even so the people, activities, and food where wonderful. A definite must for nature lovers.

Lorna Fowles
South Africa

Beauty - Endless sandy beaches, hippos, crocs and friendly people. Was a pleasure to have been to such a beautiful part of the country. There's a mix between tropical forest to swamp wetlands to dunes. Wished I could have seen more animals but I believe that the wind we had makes them hideaway.

Kelly Lynch
South Africa

Nice place to be - St Lucia is a nice place to see and to stay for a while!

Co Van Schaik
Netherlands

One Week in St Lucia - Beautiful clean town and holiday destination. Has many places to visit, thoroughly enjoyed the wetlands, lake and game parks. However, big disappointment of not having water for 3 days of our 7-day stay.

George Cooke
South Africa

Relaxed Town - It is a lovely town to relax in.

Basil Farquhar
South Africa

- Not much to do.

babsie Labuschagne
South Africa

Mini out of city break away - We had a great time in St Lucia. The weather is great there. There's plenty to do such as the market, beach and the Butterfly Sanctuary, which was our highlight of the trip. There's also some whale watching, fishing and a some wild life. It's a great place for a mini getaway. Emily.

Emily Manganyi
South Africa

Love it - The town is so quaint and I certainly hope that it will never get too commercialized. The shops are great and my favourite coffee shop (Thyme Square) is still there with the same friendly owner! The walk around the boardwalk to the beach as well as the ski boat club deserves special recognition. We loved the Hippo and Croc tour with Advantage and found the skipper a lot of fun. Saw our Fish eagle again and that was delightful. The crocs were asleep, I think. The KZN Parks Board deserves FIVE stars for a well kept and beautiful Wetland Park. (iSimangiliso) We would like to come back and enjoy the more quiet time of August as I believe December is packed and hot!

Lizelle le Roux
South Africa

Lovely holiday spot - Lots to do, we went to two game parks, a butterfly park, cheese farm, went down the estuary on a cruise and saw plenty of hippos and crocodiles. Nice little town.

Sharon de Wilzen
South Africa

Love St Lucia - Throughout the years we have travelled around South Africa and stayed at many places, but when we first discovered St Lucia it immediately became our destination of choice for all our holidays! We try to go in August of each year as the shad season is still open and the weather is fabulous!

Jenny Hailstone
South Africa

St Lucia - Beautiful parks!

luca biagiotti
Italy

- Super nice town!

Linda
Netherlands

Nice little town - First time in St Lucia, has a wonderful holiday feel to it. Nice weather even in winter we swam everyday.

Corne Bornman
South Africa

Unique African Experience - My 1st visit to this part of our country and I was overwhelmed by the beauty & nature that one encounters when staying in the town, from hippos walking down the main street, to Leopard being spotted in the suburbs. A real treat for anyone wanting to experience SA's natural beauty on the north east coast.

Andrew Bergkamp
South Africa

My first visit - Friendly and breath-taking! Incredible place to enjoy nature and the African bush. Walk-ways and boat access enable one to get a close-up and awesome experience of this unique place, so close to "civilisation".

Sue Galley
South Africa

Awesome - Best place to go on holiday, every place is closeby and you can enjoy every day

dirk fick
South Africa

Beautiful place - Everything is literally 5 mins away. Beaches are lovely. Very serene place. Natural, unspoilt environment.

Denise ramsuchit
South Africa

Fabulous - So much to do, needed more than one week. Love that nature is on your doorstep literally. Experienced hippo walking in the street. Value for money and so clean as well.

Tamlyn McCormick
South Africa

Awesome Holiday - Lovely and friendly place, we travelled from Swaziland to this amazing place with a great atmosphere, lovely & clean beaches. We will definitely return.

Nyakwesi Motsa
Swaziland

St Lucia, a hidden gem! - We had no idea what to expect of St Lucia. Travelling down from a very wet holiday in Cathedral Peak, we feared more of the same! The weather was warm and bright, just the job! Every way you turned, there was something to surprise you. The wild animals were superb and included Hippos, monkeys, wonderful birds, deer, water buffalo, zebras, warthogs etc etc. Our trip to Cape Vidal was brilliant, even if the monkeys did steal our lunch! An absolutely fantastic place!

Christopher Paul Dawson
England

Viel zu wenig Zeit um alles zu schaffen - Leider waren wir nur 3 Tage in St Lucia, es ist wunderschön und es gibt so viel zu erleben. Sehr emfehlenswert war die Boot-Tour: Viele Hippos und einen tollen Guide. Bei der Reit-Tour konnten wir sehr Nahe an Zebras und Gnus vorbeireiten. Far too little time to see everything! Unfortunately we only had three days in St Lucia, it is beautiful and there is so much to experience. The boat tour is highly recommendable: we saw many hippos and had a great guide. When touring we were very close to zebras and wildebeest.

Sabine Baird
South Africa

Fantastic small town with lovely beaches and friendly folks - There is so much to do or just relax and enjoy the views

Diana Taylor

Small town - Warm and friendly people.

Lucretia Naidoo
South Africa

Too commercial - Try somewhere else - mainly for staying. It is not worth staying in this place. Visiting is enough! You can stay somewhere else for instance at the Cheese Farm or Mtatubatuba. If it is possible stay at a different place. The enviroment is OK but the hotels are bad! Croc Centre and Cape Vidal are OK.

Theo van Jaarsveld
Netherlands

Nice - Very nice and lots of entertainment.

DJ Erasmus
South Africa

Cape vidal - Best beach in SA!

aakifah
South Africa

First time in St Lucia - Great place, first time there. Just a pity of the very loud music and mess at the parking lot to the beach. The rest of the town and facilities are awesome. We will be back many times.

Peter Giesler
South Africa

Great place! - We had an amazing time. The was only one flaw - the parties at the beach and people leaving empty bottles and a mess.

Ronette Hanekom
South Africa

Awesome - Nice place. It's welcoming and quiet. Good for resting and a holiday.

Philisiwe Sigwane
Swaziland

St Lucia - Very nice and so was the accommodation next door to The Bridge.

William Harrison
England

Great! - Lovely place. Nice restaurants and shops. A quiet busy place with a lot of things to do in a beautiful area.

Monique Schrijvers
Netherlands

Paradise! - St Lucia is a lovely little town with lots of activities and tours to enjoy. You have the best of both - Bush and Beach. The Park was proclaimed a World Heritage Site because of the rich biodiversity, unique ecosystems and natural beauty occurring in a relatively small area. The reason for the huge diversity in fauna and flora is the great variety of different ecosystems ranging from coral reefs and sandy beaches to subtropical dune forests, savannas, and wetlands. Animals you may see include elephants, leopard, black and white rhino, buffalo, and in the ocean, whales, dolphins, and marine turtles including the leatherback and loggerhead turtles.

Bianca de Gaspary
South Africa

St Lucia - Overall St Lucia is the ideal place to go when you want to just get away from it all and have a break. We loved it there, the people are so friendly and welcoming and just gives such a warm pleasant feeling overall. St Lucia will definitely be seeing us again. We had many good experiences and we all had fun. We find St Lucia absolutely amazing!

NICOLA LOURENCO
South Africa

A must to visit - A place to visit in St Lucia is the Fisherman's Restaurant, Pub and take away. The food is the best! It might not look like much from the outside, but once you're in, the atmosphere, people and food will forever fill your heart with a longing to return for more. This is a truly warm South African place to visit, where tourist can see how the true South Africans get together to watch our favourite sports, drink our favourite drinks and eat the best seafood on the planet.

Marlisè Venter
South Africa

Great basecamp - St Lucia is a not very commercial little town with a one-main street busy street (i.e. a strip with gas pump, supermarket, restaurants, stores) and a small grit of lanes and avenues. Hippo's may stroll the streets at night. Don't panic.

richard van der luit
Netherlands

Awesome - St Lucia is an awesome place to be, lots to do as well as a relaxful destination if you don't want to do anything but soak up the sun.

devashnie Ramnath
South Africa

Night Drive - Een night drive met de eigenaar van de Hornbill House. Geweldige ervaring.

Alie Borghuis
Netherlands

Paradise - St Lucia is just beautiful a real paradise with so much to do in and around the area. The people are so friendly and helpful. There is just too many superlatives to describe this place, so just book up and go see for yourself

Malcolm Collingwood
England

St Lucia - It was and is still a good destination for a holiday

Eva Gutschmidt
South Africa

Great taste of good weather in the middle of winter - We enjoyed just two days in St. Lucia and Cape Vidal. It was worth the driving to get away from the cold of winter - even for a while. Loved the coast and sand as well as the dunes and hiking of Cape Vidal.

Coral Rose
South Africa

St Lucia, a must visit - If you do not visit to see the area you are missing out! Beautiful beaches, boat trip, forest walks - it's all there! A must do is the boat trip to see the Hippos, Crocs and the wonderful bird life!!!

Andrew Thackwray
South Africa

A favourite for us!!! - Beautiful place to be, love the Hippo's and relaxing atmosphere. Will be back.

loise van staden
South Africa

St Lucia town - The town has a specific flair that will always bring you back.

Robert Boldrino
Austria

Lots to do - Haven't been before but I think we have found our new holiday destination. Lots to do. I think we will give the busy times a miss though

Nanette Cocksedge
South Africa

Relaxing holiday destination - You can't get bored at St Lucia. There's a whole lot to do. My son enjoyed himself at the beach. We did the hippo and croc cruise. The restaurant food, cocktails and biltong were divine! There's a whole lot to keep you busy throughout your holiday. Magnificent! I love the place.

Avis Oduore
South Africa

Nice break away from the city - This was our 3rd visit to St Lucia and we will keep coming back. It's a safe and clean town with the friendliest people and the nicest, freshly baked buns at Spar. St Lucia is a must for anyone that wants to break away from the city buzz.

Deliana Trentelman
South Africa

A sound choice! - As always, a lovely place to stay - game parks & the sea at your finger tips. A lovely choice of dining options & all the different supply stores for all your needs!

Sarah-Jane Henson
South Africa

St Lucia - a destination for the whole family - Stunning place to visit. A lovely little town feel about it with the most amazing beaches. The bird life is fantastic and it really is wonderful to wake up to the sounds of hippos and fish eagles in the early morning. Vast beaches to walk, fly kites or to just sit and ponder on. Vidal is a fantastic place to take the kids to. With clear warm waters, snorkeling is a must! Sighting of the Samango monkeys (only found in this area) is wonderful to see. Hluhluwe/Umfolozi is just around the corner for game viewing if a change in scenery is needed. There is plenty to do in St Lucia - Hippo & Croc tour, Whale watching (amazing) Crocodile centre, Cape Vidal, Mission Rocks, Wetland Park (we saw a leopard on this drive)

Mark Elliot
South Africa