Fancy seeing hippos playing in the water and crocodiles lurking in the reeds? Go on a river boat cruise in St Lucia and spend the day animal spotting.
St Lucia Estuary is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a recently declared World Heritage Site. It’s home to over 800 hippos, 1000 crocodiles and many different species of birds.
- Hippo and croc tour – St Lucia Estuary, South Africa – Pictures of hippos in South Africa
Booking your tour
Tours leave the dock hourly and take around 30 passengers on a 2-hour tour of the river. Get ready for weird and wonderful facts, plenty of laughter and even sound effects! Guides are massively enthusiastic and will happily answer all your questions.
- Enjoy a river boat cruise in St Lucia, South Africa – Pictures of St Lucia Estuary
Prices cost from 170ZAR and can be bought from tour agencies or the dock. Look out for special offers – Budget Backpackers is currently offering 10% off 10am tours.
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