St Lucia is a tranquil town on the Elephant Coast in KwaZulu Natal, surrounded by the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site.  If you enjoy holidays where unspoiled nature features strongly you’ll love St Lucia. Scuba diving and snorkelling, game viewing, hiking, kayaking, or enjoying the site of whales playing in the warm waves and turtles laying eggs along the endless golden beaches – all these experiences and more await the visitor to this remarkable region.

Coastal forests with ferns, fig trees and giant orchards, mangrove swamps, sand dunes, coral reefs, woodlands, grasslands and wetlands – the Elephant Coast where St Lucia is situated, is a unique blend of an astounding 21 eco-systems. It receives high summer rainfall and has a humid, tropical climate.

Visiting St Lucia is like becoming a child again as you are constantly amazed by all you see and experience.

St Lucia Highlights

  • Cape Vidal: Wonderful beaches for deep-sea fishing and whale watching
  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve: The oldest game park in Africa. See the Big 5 here.
  • Isimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly Greater St Lucia Wetland Park): Largest protected wetland in Southern Africa. Encounter turtles and hippos.
  • Kosi Bay: Largely untouched and totally unspoilt region featuring numerous lakes.
  • Sodwana Bay Nature Reserve: Outstanding scuba diving and snorkelling multi-coloured coral reefs
  • Tembe Elephant Park: You can’t come to the Elephant Coast and not go on an elephant safari! This region is renowned for having the largest herd of indigenous African elephants in South Africa.