St Lucia is a small village situated within the boundary of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, surrounded by Lake St Lucia on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other side. Lake St Lucia is home to more than 800 hippos and over 1000 crocodiles. St Lucia is famous for the hippos that come and graze in the town at night. St Lucia is known for its ancient lush dune forests, warm Indian Ocean, large hippo and crocodile population, diverse flora and fauna and as a hotspot for birders. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Covers 332.000 hectares and was listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. You can get closer to the hippos and crocodiles during a hippo and crocodile boat tour, or if you like adventure: try kayaking amongst them. St Lucia is the gateway to the Eastern and Western Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Other activities possible from St Lucia include whale watching, horse riding, guided game drives into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and also the famous Big 5 Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. With so much to do in St Lucia it is best to plan at least 3 nights in this special town.
Marlin Lodge is a top-end 3-star guesthouse offering bed and breakfast. It has six tastefully decorated and comfortable rooms. All rooms at Marlin Lodge are en-suite and open onto the patio leading into the tropical gardens. Enjoy a tasteful breakfast in the dining area or outside next to the pool. Children of all ages are welcome at Marlin Lodge.
Avalone Guesthouse is a 4-star guesthouse offering bed and breakfast. Breakfast is a special event, with both an English breakfast and a continental breakfast available. The breakfast area is spacious and overlooks the Wetland Park and the sparkling pool. Avalone Guesthouse offers four well-appointed rooms with direct access to the tropical gardens, all rooms have en-suite bathrooms. There is also one luxury unit available with it’s own lounge, two en-suite bathrooms and private balcony overlooking the tropical gardens. Children of all ages are welcome at Avalone Guesthouse.
Parkers Cottages is a comfortable 4-star guesthouse offering bed and breakfast. The individual cottages are set within the tropical gardens; all units have air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. At Parkers Cottages you can relax at the pool between activities and enjoy a cold drink from the well-stocked bar. A different scrumptious breakfast is served everyday. Children of all ages are welcome at Parkers Cottages.
Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse
Serene Estate is a 5-star luxury guesthouse offering pure quality and serenity. This elegant guesthouse is characterised by its modern and minimalist architecture. The ground floor has a lounge area with a reading table and a library. A delicious breakfast is included in your stay. Each suite has a comfortable sitting area and is fitted with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, well-stocked mini bar, large flat screen television, a safe and a king-size bed. After a busy day of game driving or any of the many other activities you can do in St. Lucia, you can relax at the salt water pool with sundecks on both sides. Children of all ages are welcome in Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse.
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