Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
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 (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...
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...
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
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.
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...
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...
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 (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.
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.
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 (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.
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...