Durban Safaris and Tours

St Lucia Estuary and iSimangaliso Wetlands Safari Day Tour

Visit one of South Africa's most interesting wildlife sites, St Lucia which is situated in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. Enjoy a 2 hour cruise viewing hippo, crocodile and other animals as well as vibrant bird life. Included is a game drive through Eastern Shores.

The small town of St Lucia is well known throughout South Africa as a place where the Hippo roam free! Pictures of Hippo’s strolling along the town’s main road are not uncommon. On this fantastic day tour you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy viewing not only Hippo, but Crocodile, Waterbuck and other animals on this safari day tour from Durban.

St Lucia Day Tour Itinerary

You’ll be collected by your personal guide from your accommodation anywhere in the Durban or surrounding area and we transferred to St Lucia. On the 2,5 hour drive north your guide will chat to you about the history of Durban and the Zulu people. On arrival you’ll get to enjoy a 2 hour cruise on the estuary viewing Hippo, Crocodile and many other animals including birds.

After your cruise you’ll get to enjoy a game drive through the Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. This game reserve is home to 4 of the Big 5 as well as many other animals such as Waterbuck, Nyala, Genet and more. Next up is lunch in St Lucia and then finally your guide will return you back to Durban.

What’s Included

  • All entrance fees
  • 2 hour estuary cruise
  • 3 hour safari through Eastern Shores Reserve
  • Transfers to and from St Lucia
  • Qualified guide
  • A 500ml water per person

What’s Excluded

  • Lunch is for your account
  • Tips and curios


  • The price quoted is per person.
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required.
  • Pickup is from Durban at 6:30am.
  • Drop off is at approximately 6pm.

How To Book


Here are just a few images from previous tours to St Lucia and iSimangaliso.