Africa Deluxe Tours iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The 2750 square kilometer iSimangaliso Wetland Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. It stretches 220 km from the Mozambican border with northern KwaZulu-Natal, near Ponta do Ouro, to Cape St. Lucia in the south. The Park also incorporates a marine reserve along 155 km of coastline extending 5 km into the ocean.

The Park comprises of the last remaining subtropical region on the southeastern coast of Africa with its original diverse fauna and flora mostly still intact, and it is one of the last remaining in the world. The main feature of the Park is the huge 360 square kilometer Lake St. Lucia.

A unique feature of the Park is that it encompasses five distinctly different eco-systems. These are: (1) A marine system characterized by warm waters, (2) The southernmost extension of coral reefs in Africa, submarine canyons, and long sandy beaches; a coastal dune system consisting of high linear dunes, sub-tropical forests, grassy plains and wetlands; (3) Lake systems including two estuary-linked lakes, St Lucia and Kosi, and four large freshwater lakes, Sibaya, Ngobezeleni, Bhangazi north and Bhangazi south; (4) The Mkuze and Umfolozi swamps, with swamp forests, extensive reeds and papyrus swamps; and (5) An inland system which includes ancient shoreline, terraces and dry savannah woodlands.

Tours that include iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Private guided tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R63,000 per person sharing - for group between 2 and 2. (±US$ 4,450 )
R40,800 per person sharing - for group between 4 and 6. (±US$ 2,882 )
R33,500 per person sharing - for group between 7 and 14. (±US$ 2,366 )
R15,500 single supplement (±US$ 1,094 )

Valid dates: Nov 2017 - Oct 2018


Discover the main things to do, see and experience in South Africa, including beautiful winelands, majestic mountain ranges, rolling wheat and sugarcane fields, caves, beaches and rocky shorelines, forests and pristine wilderness areas. Explore by game drive vehicle, hike in beautiful environs and enjoy our beloved country’s rich cultural diversity.

Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Knysna , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Sunshine Coast , Wild Coast , Transkei , KwaZulu-Natal , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , St. Lucia , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Panorama Route .

Blyde River Canyon

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,712 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 429 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.

Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .

Hole-in-the-Wall

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,712 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 429 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘northbound’ tour version that starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.

Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Knysna , Storm’s River Mouth , Coffee Bay , Wild Coast , Hibiscus Coast , San Lameer , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Swaziland , Kruger National Park , Panorama Route , Johannesburg .

Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R37,500 per person sharing (±US$ 2,649 )
R8,000 single supplement (±US$ 565 )

Valid dates: Nov 2017 - Oct 2018


Discover the main things to do, see and experience in South Africa, including beautiful winelands, majestic mountain ranges, rolling wheat and sugarcane fields, caves, beaches and rocky shorelines, forests and pristine wilderness areas. This tour is guided in German, the same tour is also available in English.

Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Knysna , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Sunshine Coast , Wild Coast , Transkei , KwaZulu-Natal , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , St. Lucia , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Panorama Route .

iSimangaliso Wetland Park attractions

Horse-riding on the beach near St. Lucia on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is a small town, next to the St. Lucia Estuary within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal. The estuary connects Lake St. Lucia to the Indian Ocean. Boat cruises operated from St Lucia offer sightings of large numbers of hippos and some crocodiles.

Sunset over St. Lucia Lake near Fani's Island in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

St. Lucia Estuary

The 360 square kilometre Lake St. Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal is the largest inland body of water in South Africa and the jewel in the crown of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The lake has a healthy fish population, supports a huge variety of bird species and is home to ±800 hippos and scores of crocodiles.

Hippopotamus in the St. Lucia Estuary, a common site on (a limited number regulated) boat cruises operated for tourists.

St. Lucia boat cruises

The St Lucia lake is the largest estuarine system in Africa and is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, meaning place of wonder/ miracle. It is home to a huge population of hippos and many crocodiles. It is also a birder's paradise. A number of companies operate boat trips on the estuary that last 2 hours on average.