Things to Do in St Lucia

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St Lucia Overview
St Lucia is an attractive village lying at the southernmost tip of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World… Read More
St Lucia Beach

St Lucia Beach

Beaches in St Lucia (1.6 km from St Lucia)

The gorgeous golden sands of St Lucia Beach stretch as far as the eye can see in both directions. This subtropical beach experiences around 300 days of sunshine a year. Not only that, the Indian Ocean is pleasantly warm. Take care when swimming here though as there are rip currents and it is advisable to stay close to shore and avoid rough...

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

Animal Parks in St Lucia (84.5 km from St Lucia)

You will discover the many treasures of the park. Guided tours in safari vehicles or self-drives tours in your own vehicle will give you the opportunity to discover the rocks pools at Mission Rock, Cape Vidal, Banghazi lake, a number of gravel roads (accessible with sedan cars) through the different ecosystems, short walks to suited look out point...

Chane Cheese Farm

Chane Cheese Farm

Farms in St Lucia (13 km from St Lucia)

Take the kids to Chané Cheese Farm for a fun experience milking goats and an educational tour. Don’t miss sampling a variety of homemade organic cheeses. Kick back and enjoy the views and breakfast or a light lunch at the coffee shop. Delicious goat cheeses and quirky finds can be purchased at the gift shop. Open 09:00 to 15:00 from Monday to...

Bhangazi Horse Safaris

Bhangazi Horse Safaris

Popular Attractions in St Lucia

Bhangazi Horse Safaris offers an amazing experience in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Feel the sheer thrill of riding along untouched beaches and viewing wildlife.

Hippo and Croc St Lucia Cruise

Hippo and Croc St Lucia Cruise

Popular Attractions in St Lucia

Take a two-hour leisurely cruise on the St Lucia Cruise Estuary. Spot hippo, crocodile, fish eagles, kingfishers and herons galore. Or just relax and enjoy the ride.

Crocodile Centre

Crocodile Centre

Animal Parks in St Lucia (1.4 km from St Lucia)

Visiting the iSimangaliso Wetland Park with kids? March them straight to the St Lucia Crocodile Centre to see some really big crocs and informative displays. Time your visit to be there during the feeding demonstrations on Saturday at 15:00 or Wednesday at 18:30. Not only are there various African and exotic crocs, you’ll be able to see American...

Isiphaphalazi Butterfly Dome

Isiphaphalazi Butterfly Dome

Popular Attractions in St Lucia (4.2 km from St Lucia)

Check out winged beauties while supporting the local community at the Isiphaphalazi Butterfly Dome. Here you will see butterflies indigenous to the local Dukuduku coastal forest. Walk the interesting Rasta Trail or Community Trail and enjoy freshly baked treats at the tea garden afterwards. Butterfly attracting plants are available for purchase...

Mziki Trail

Mziki Trail

Hiking Trail in St Lucia

The Mziki Trail is a three-day hiking adventure along the coast of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. There’s a good chance of getting close to rhino, elephant, buffalo and hippo as you amble along beaches, rock pools and through the dune forests. An armed ranger accompanies a maximum of eight people on the three separate day trails from the base camp...

St Lucia Kayak Safaris

St Lucia Kayak Safaris

Popular Attractions in St Lucia (0.7 km from St Lucia)

If you fancy an adventure that is more wild than mild, kit up and paddle on the St Lucia estuary with a guide. The two-and-a-half-hour cruise will get you floating along with the hippos and crocodiles while fish eagles fly overhead.

Veyane Cultural Village

Veyane Cultural Village

Popular Attractions in St Lucia (0.8 km from St Lucia)

Step into the heart of a working Zulu community where tradition meets contemporary Zulu society just outside St Lucia. Meet the Sangoma (traditional healer) and experience the timeless traditions of the Khula Village. On this cultural village tour you will be entertained with singing performances and daily life re-enactments.

iSimangaliso Guided Walking Safari

iSimangaliso Guided Walking Safari

Hiking Trail in St Lucia (0.8 km from St Lucia)

Explore the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on an adventurous walking safari over lake, forest and dunes. Feel the thrill of sighting hippo, buffalo or other wildlife while on foot. All walks are led by experienced professional guides and depart early in the morning or late afternoon.

Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

Igwala Gwala Forest Trail

Hiking Trail in St Lucia (0.9 km from St Lucia)

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,...

Whale Watching Boat Trips

Whale Watching Boat Trips

Popular Attractions in St Lucia (1.4 km from St Lucia)

Experience the thrill of a surf launch and seeing incredible Humpback Whales on their migratory route from June to November. Watch whales breach, spy hop, tail slap, sail or sleep on this two-hour boat based whale watching excursion. Other marine life you may see include whale sharks, game fish, dolphins, turtles and numerous ocean birds.

Iphiva Trail

Iphiva Trail

Hiking Trail in St Lucia (1.6 km from St Lucia)

Start at the Iphiva camp just north of St Lucia village. The three-hour Iphiva Trail leads through open grassland and floodplains into dense coastal dune forest, a hotspot for forest birds. Small antelope, zebra and wildebeest are frequently sighted. Keep your eyes open for crocodiles in the pans and hippos out of the water. Trail maps and guide...

Things to do near St Lucia

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

Sodwana Beach

Sodwana Beach

Beaches in Sodwana Bay (97.6 km from St Lucia)

Sodwana Bay offers an incredibly long stretch of pristine beach to explore and walk. During December and January, thousands of Gautengers come here for their summer holiday, so keep this in mind if you’re seeking a quiet break. Scuba diving is very popular, and dive boats launch daily to the outlying coral reefs. There's great horse riding on the...

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Nature Reserves in Hluhluwe (51.7 km from St Lucia)

Established in 1895, wildlife viewing has always been the prime attraction at Hluhluwe, close range sightings made all the more exciting with viewing hides conveniently overlooking waterholes. Today the reserve is part of the greater Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park covering 96 000 hectares and containing an immense diversity of animals, birds and plant...

Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre

Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre

Animal Parks in Hluhluwe (34.2 km from St Lucia)

Check out the coolest of Africa's cats Just outside Hluhluwe is the only wild cat rehabilitation facility in Zululand, situated on Emdoneni Lodge and Game Farm, a private game reserve with sand forest vegetation. Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre offers twice-daily educational tours, with informative talks by an experienced guide and feeding...

Monzi Golf Club

Monzi Golf Club

Golf Courses in South Africa (13.7 km from St Lucia)

9 hole golf course, also used as an 18 hole, with tennis courts and a squash court

False Bay Park

False Bay Park

Nature Reserves in Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (46.5 km from St Lucia)

False Bay Park is situated along the western shore of False Bay, Lake St Lucia. It lies within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's third-largest protected area, spanning an incredible 280 km stretch of coastline.

Primitive Trail

Primitive Trail

Hiking Trail in Hluhluwe (51.8 km from St Lucia)

If you like wild more than mild wilderness hiking, spend three or four nights backpacking and sleeping under the stars in Big Five territory. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi’s Primitive Trail provides equipment and food but without tents or permanent campsites. Their strict ‘no trace’ ethic means bathing is done in the river. Although walking distances are not...

Alkantstrand

Alkantstrand

Beaches in Richards Bay (59 km from St Lucia)

Alkantstrand is located in the little town of Richards Bay; a sub-tropical beach that provides warm water from the Indian Ocean making it perfect swimming temperature all year round. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the year, and there are other amenities such as picnic tables, a grassy area, ablutions, parking, and a restaurant nearby. There...

Pappabeer Fishing Charters

Pappabeer Fishing Charters

Popular Attractions in Richards Bay (59.3 km from St Lucia)

Pappabeer Fishing Charters is a well-established company in Richard Bay. With our deep blue waters and variety of fish species, we promise you a fishing trip of a lifetime and an adventure you will never forget. Our skipper and owner has years of experience in these waters; we create a safe environment for everyone. Don’t worry if you have never...

Mkhuze Game Reserve

Mkhuze Game Reserve

Nature Reserves in Mkhuze Game Reserve (81.7 km from St Lucia)

Renowned as a place of great beauty and high contrasts, Mkhuze Game Reserve is also known for its rich birdlife. Situated in northern Zululand, the park forms the north western point of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Boasting more than 420 recorded bird species, it is a popular spot for birdwatchers. Two...

Mtunzini Beach

Mtunzini Beach

Beaches in Mtunzini (95.8 km from St Lucia)

Mtunzini Beach is a unique destination for nature lovers. This hidden gem is perfect for anyone searching for simple beauty, quietness and relaxation. Mtunzini offers amazing walks and has abundant birdlife. The dunes and beach seemingly stretch forever, and the river meanders through the forest and pristine mangroves.

The Drunken Tree

The Drunken Tree

Bars in Sodwana Bay (96.6 km from St Lucia)

A brand new venue to visit in Sodwana. The Drunken Tree is a family friendly bar with loads of space inside and out. They are open for meals too. They are easy to find - just ask anyone in town.

Mtunzini Country Club

Mtunzini Country Club

Golf Courses in Mtunzini (97.7 km from St Lucia)

Pristine 18 Hole Golf Course set in the sleepy village of Mtunzini. The club house and bar area boasts breath taking views of the Indian Ocean and Umlalazi Lagoon. Other facilities available are the tennis and squash courts, Golf Shop, as well as a well equipped gym. The club house is available for Venue Hire.

Umlalazi Nature Reserve

Umlalazi Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Mtunzini (99.4 km from St Lucia)

Home to the incredibly rare Palmnut Vulture, Umlalazi Nature Reserve provides restricted access to beautiful beaches and a river. Amazing birding life and small animals, numerous walks and picnic spots, beach fishing and swimming makes it a paradise for nature lovers. There is limited waterskiing and canoeing on the lagoon – keep a lookout for the...

Shakaland

Shakaland

Popular Attractions in Eshowe (105.8 km from St Lucia)

Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus, in this authentic re-creation of the Great Kraal overlooking the Phobane Lake. Situated in the heart of Zululand between Eshowe and Melmoth, Shakaland nestles on the top of the Entombeni Hills, overlooking...

Mabibi Beach

Mabibi Beach

Beaches in Mabibi (118.4 km from St Lucia)

One of the last pristine and undeveloped wilderness beaches left on the African coastline, Mabibi Beach is a sub-tropical paradise and perfect playground. This magical sandy Maputaland beach is hidden in a sheltered bay surrounded by coastal forest. The crystal clear, warm water offers tranquil swimming, awesome snorkelling on coral reefs and...