If you’re looking for a quiet spot to hang your hat or put your feet up, St Lucia is a destination with more to offer than most. St Lucia’s relaxed pace of life, along with its incredible wildlife and outdoor experiences make it the ideal place to escape from the fast pace of modern day life and soak in the tranquility of the wilderness. Here are some of the highlights of a trip to St Lucia.
Snorkelling in St Lucia offers options for both beginner level and more advanced snorkelers or swimmers. Some of the best snorkelling spots can be found at Cape Vidal, Sodwana Bay and Mabibi, known for their array of tropical fish, harmless rays, lobsters and sea turtles. On the drive through iSimangaliso, it’s not uncommon to see buffalo, zebra, rhino and lots of bird species.
St. Lucia Kayak Safaris
Tranquillity and adventure characterise kayaking in St Lucia. Kayaking along the estuary, its mangroves and islands are best done from the seat of a kayak. St Lucia is the gateway to the southern part of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, known for its impressive hippo populations and fantastic birdlife. No paddling experience is required, but all paddlers must be over the age of 12. All tours are done with experienced guides to ensure your safety and enjoyment.
St Lucia is one of the best places in South Africa to see sea turtles both under the waves and nesting on the beach. Secretive animals by nature, the stretch known as ‘Turtle Country’, from St Lucia to Kosi Bay offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see loggerhead and leatherback turtles. The best time to visit St Lucia to see the turtles nesting is during the summer from November to March. The eggs incubate for about 65 days and the baby turtles can also be seen heading down toward the ocean after they hatch.
Deep Sea Fishing
St Lucia is a world class destination to go deep sea fishing and one of the few places in the world where you’ll be able to spot the Big 6 all in one day. Game fish which are caught near St Lucia include king mackerel, Dorado and yellow-fin tuna which offer a fantastic fight. Most edible fish with teeth are landed, but the release of bill-fish which can be revived successfully is promoted.
St Lucia is located 160km from Nibela Lake Lodge, making it a perfect day trip option to add to your itinerary. Take a look at our accommodation options, or get in touch with us for a reservation online.