St Lucia

This area is the gateway to the Eastern Shores section of the Park, which contains some of the highest vegetated dunes in the world, extensive and diverse wetland systems, as well as coastal grasslands with associated fauna. For bird watchers, there are numerous waterfowl, grassland, forest and sea birds. Animals include bushbuck, bushpig, warthog, crocodiles, hippo and red duiker. Beaches in the area are not protected by shard nets, nor have lifeguards on duty. Please be sensible and exercise caution when bathing in the surf, as it is an exposed coastline which has dangerous currents. There is one self-guided trail in the area, the Gwalagwala Trail.

The Croc Centre consists of an informative display on the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and includes various pens containing crocodiles of varying sizes, a tea garden and curio shop. Learn about the importance of crocodiles in our ecosystem and watch the crocodiles being fed on Saturdays at 15:00 and Sundays at 11:30. The Centre is home to the Nile, long-snouted and dwarf crocodiles.

The Santa Lucia is an 80-seater launch with a viewing deck and a bar. This guided tour provides sightings of hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birdlife and beautiful scenery. Each tour lasts for about two hours and advanced booking is essential.

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