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Greater St Lucia Wetland Park

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beauiful wild life, awesome place to visit, friendly people lots of fisning

beautiful wild life, awesome place to visit, friendly people lots of fishing and places to see, a must see is Zululand

Reviewed 24 March 2016
South Hedland, Australia
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South Hedland, Australia
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

beautiful wild life, awesome place to visit, friendly people lots of fishing and places to see, a must see is Zululand

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This wetland is toured by a boat. It is a broad river cut off from the ocean by sand bars. It is a beautiful setting, highlighted by the many pods of hippos standing on the muddy bottom. The boat gets very close to these hippos. Another highlight is the huge crocodiles seen swimming along - 8-12feet long. There are also... More 

Thank Ace J
Johannesburg, South Africa
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We took the Heritage Tours boat and our guide was simply awesome. She didn't tire out from my kids's incessant questioning. We got really close to the animals and it was obvious that she was in control of her boat and the animals' welfare was her priority , not just your typical tourist pleaser. in terms of entertainment, education and... More 

Thank Laila S
Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Home of the Zulu’s, Shakaland and the Wetlands. We visited the St. Lucia Wetlands to see their population of around 900 Hippo’s and 1,600 Crocodiles. One Hippo tooth can weigh up to 5kg and their jaws can crush a human like a little tin can. Yet these huge monsters of the river (and a relative of the whale) will not... More 

Thank Jimmy D
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134 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We visited the Wetlands in januari during our stay in St Lucia. Impressive national park with a nice trip to Cape Vidal. The iew at the beach was magnificent.

Thank Kees v
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Perfect way to see the incredible wildlife that makes a home in the estuary. The tour boat guide/captain was very entertaining and informative, ensuring we had the best view of the birds, hippos, and crocodiles. You will never be closer to large hippo groups than this !

Thank Peter B
Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Very interesting boat trip with lots of wildlife sightings. Knowledgeable captain. And at the parking lot a man selling great little carvings that hold tea lights. Be sure to get at least one.

Thank chris s s
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

The area is absolutely beautiful, but because of the draught, the water-level in the lake is quite low. There Is very strict water restrictions in St.Lucia and that is a major concern.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

the area has been rehabitated and the game is really coming out of the bush figuratively and is a decent nature viewing area . the kudus where large and healthy ,as where the different antelope species. we also saw many birds . the hides and view points are well selected and maintained. it is definitely a place to take your... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

A day visit to this UNESCO world heritage site is an eye opener and a pleasant experience. Well serviced road's with excellent houseboats. The only concern is the lack by the Provincial Govt to restore and upgrade the public facilities. Govt needs to invest in facilities particularly as the 2022 Commonwealth Games are coming to Durban. This world heritage site... More 

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