Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

Most southern part of McKenzie Street. Drive south or turn right…, St Lucia  
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The circular Igwala Gwala Forest Trail leads through coastal forest next to the estuary. Igwala is the Zulu name for Purple Crested Turaco. Birders should check the ground, mid-stratum and canopy. You can expect White-eared Barbet, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Goldentailed Woodpecker, Scalythroated Honeyguide,
Yellow breasted Apalis, Rudd's Apalis, Green Malkoha, Southern Boubou, Red-capped Robin-chat, Scrub Robin, Grey Waxbill, Green Twinspot and many more.
The trail is about 1.5km and suitable for all ages and fitness levels, even for mothers with prams.

Along with being a renowned birding spot, there are regular sightings of Red Duiker, Tree squirrels, the odd Bushbuck, Vervet Monkeys and even hippos who use the trail at night. The trial connects with a short path leading to the estuary where water birds can be seen.

The trail is open to all and no bookings required or fees payable. Should there be a problem KZN Ezemvelo must be contacted. Do watch out for the odd low hanging branch and berthing roots. Wear hats and proper shoes, also insect repellent. No bikes, motorcycles allowed and dogs must be on leashes to avoid being shot when they chase wild animals. This trail is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
This place was added by St Lucia Wilds

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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge

Sleeps 14 St Lucia Guest House, St Lucia Bed and Breakfast in St Lucia
0.10km from Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge is a grand old Colonial homestead offering luxury bed and breakfast accomm...

from R1,450
1 night, 2 adults

St Lucia Wilds Flatlet

Sleeps 6 St Lucia Self-catering in St Lucia
0.14km from Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

The flatlet are part of one house that has been converted into three units, each with its own entran...

from R1,330
1 night, 2 adults

St Lucia Wilds

Sleeps 16 St Lucia Self-catering in St Lucia
0.14km from Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

St Lucia Wilds offers self-catering holiday accommodation located in St Lucia. This establishment i...

from R650
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Sunset Lodge Log Cabins

Sleeps 17 St Lucia Self-catering in St Lucia
0.16km from Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

Sunset Lodge is located on the banks of the St Lucia Estuary which is a World Heritage Site. We are ...

from R780
1 night, 2 adults

Lake St Lucia Lodge

Sleeps 10 St Lucia Self-catering in St Lucia
0.16km from Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

Lake St Lucia Lodge overlooks the lake with spectacular sunsets. We offer accommodation that is tran...

from R1,056
1 night, 2 adults

Seasands Lodge and Conference Centre

Sleeps 52 St Lucia Self-catering, St Lucia Bed and Breakfast in St Lucia
0.41km from Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

Seasands Lodge and Conference Centre was established 14 years ago and is a tropical paradise of palm...

from R1,440
1 night, 2 adults

Luwandla

Sleeps 8 St Lucia Self-catering in St Lucia
0.42km from Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

Luwandla is a three-bedroom unit with an open-plan kitchen and spacious living area. It is service...

from R180
1 night, 2 adults

Daves Place St Lucia

Sleeps 108 St Lucia Backpacker, St Lucia Self-catering in St Lucia
0.47km from Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

Set amid lush green lawns, trees and a large swimming pool, Daves Place St Lucia offers rustic and a...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Zulani Guest House

Sleeps 4 St Lucia Guest House in St Lucia
0.51km from Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

Zulani Guest House, a great choice for fun loving couples and small intimate groups and for your rom...

from R2,300
1 night, 2 adults

77 Flamingo House

Sleeps 6 St Lucia Self-catering in St Lucia
0.51km from Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

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