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Hippo and Crocodile Tour on St Lucia Estuary

Hippo and Crocodile Tour on St Lucia Estuary

The Hippo and Crocodile Estuarine Tour travels from the dock in St Lucia approximately 10kms up the St Lucia Estuary. The boats have been specially designed to float in shallower water so that the skippers' can take you much closer to the animals, even if they are on the shore.

Seasonal Tours in St Lucia

Whale watching in St Lucia

Whale Watching

The whales migrate pass this stretch of coastline between the months of mid-May to mid-December annually, to calf and breed in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean , moving as far as Mozambique and Madagascar before making the journey back to the Antarctic.
We need about 3 hours of your time, of which the actual tour duration is approximately 2 hours on the ocean, and then 30 minutes on either side to get you to-and-from the launch site.
This in itself is an adventure, as you meet at a central booking office , from where you will be taken to the launch site with a 4 x 4 truck onto the beach.

Turtle Tracking

Turtle Tour Season (Nov-Mar) allows our knowledgeable and very experienced guide, to take you on a magical and life changing experience, to watch one of natures most amazing circles of life the egg laying process of the leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles. These turtles' instinct is so amazing, to think that they are returning to their “place of birth”, after years at sea, to lay the next batch of eggs. These tours run after sunset because the turtles only come out the sea to lay their eggs after dark.
We collect you at your accommodation and the tour lasts approx. 6 hours.

Safaris available from St Lucia

Big five Safari to Hluhluwe / Imfolozi Game Park

Big Five Safari

We will give you an adrenalin-charged wildlife experience in the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi, one of the BEST game parks in South Africa. Picture yourself having breakfast with 360 degrees of breathtaking view with the possibility of wild animals grazing only a few metres away.
Cape Vidal Safari and Snorkeling in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Cape Vidal Safari

This safari has to be the best value for money you can get, as it includes a game drive through the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and swimming/snorkelling in the warm waters of the Indian ocean at Cape Vidal. Nowhere in the world will you find 5 major eco-systems so close together.
Night / Chameleon Drive Safari into the iSimangasliso Wetland Park

Night / Chameleon Drive Safari

This 2½ - 3 hour nocturnal safari takes you along the 4x4 tracks in the Eastern Shores Reserve in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park just north of St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On the Night Drive Safari you may encounter various local nocturnal residents, often including Hippo, Buffalo, Spotted Eagle Owls, Nightjars, Kudu, Waterbuck, Crocodile and even Side-striped Jackal, Python and Leopard. Chameleons abound, and the endemic Sitara's Dwarf Chameleon is a rare treat.
The Night Drive Safari is conducted in an open safari vehicle with spotlights.

Fishing in St Lucia

Deep Sea Fishing based in St Lucia

Deep Sea Fishing

Advantage Charters was established in 1991, and since then the experience of our skippers has grown exponentially each annum. Advantage Charter is a 32ft Yeld Cat, fitted with 2 x 250HP Suzuki motors, and equipped with all the necessary rods, reels, bait, outriggers, and a fighting chair (for marlin charters) for your day on the ocean to catch THAT BIG ONE!
Salt Water Fly Fishing based in St Lucia

Salt Water Fly Fishing

The ultimate fly fishing experience - fishing the surf zone at Cape Vidal! We will travel to Cape Vidal via the iSimangaliso Wetland Park with the chance of spotting wildlife including buffalo, rhino and leopard. Once at Cape Vidal, for those who are brave enough to fish from the rocks in search of the big KING FISH (THE JACK), be prepared to get WET as you will be pounded by waves! Fishing the beaches is much easier but the fish are generally smaller. Salt water fly fishing is not the easiest but is hugely rewarding.

Rock and Surf Fishing

For Rock and Surf Fishing you do not need a guide but do rather by yourself, or with friends and family.

Other Interesting Tours and Activities

Bush and/or Beach Horse Riding

Bush and/or Beach Horse Riding

Daily Horse Riding In St Lucia on the Beach or in the game reserve.
When Horse Riding for either novices or 'old hands' there are few places in the world you can ride in an area as unspoiled or beautiful as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park).
From the beach edge of the Indian Ocean across the game reserve to the shores of Lake St Lucia Estuary there are many things to discover on every ride.
Birding Safaris and Walks

Birding Safaris and Walks

St Lucia and surrounding area offers some of the best birding opportunities anywhere in Africa. Published author and ornithologist Ian Sinclair said "The Igwalagwala Trail in St Lucia has to be one of the best birding walks in the world for the number of quality birds for the surface area you have." There are over 500 species of birds in summer, including many migrants. Birding tours are custom designed according to what you want to see, and costs are calculated at an hourly rate. So whether you want to see water birds, sea birds, forest inhabitants or birds of prey, our local knowledge will give you the very best chance to find the birds you want.
Guided Biking and Hiking Trails

Guided Biking and Hiking Trails

The tours encompass the pans and grassland of the iSimangaliso Wetlands and gives you a good close-up view of the ecology of the area - with a guide who is able to explain it. It is also a bird watchers paradise.
Cultural tours

Cultural Tours

Visit the local sangoma, attend a church service or take a peek at one of the village schools, enjoy a home-cooked meal, see some traditional Zulu dance and song and browse a local market.