St Lucia is situated a 3 hour drive north of Durban and about one hour north of Richards Bay in Zululand.
With Lake St Lucia to the West; home to over 2000 crocs and 800 hippos, and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to the East; where whales pass on their way to their breeding grounds in Mozambique, dolphins play in the surf and turtles nest on our beaches.
It is the gateway to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site and the perfect adventure holiday destination!
The town boasts plenty of accommodation. From 5-star luxury lodges to BnB’s, hotels, self-catering and backpackers, there is something to suit everyone.
St Lucia is small with everything from the main street, to the pristine beaches to the various walking trails are all within walking distance of your accommodation.
St Lucia has all the amenities one could need, with the main street adorned by restaurants, internet cafes, a bank, post office, curio shops, local markets, petrol station and tourist information centres.
The day and night times are relaxed. The town is safe, with private security companies that patrol the area and a local police station. You only need to watch out for hippos, whom after spending the day in Lake St Lucia, emerge at night to graze on the luscious lawns of the streets of St Lucia!
As St Lucia is surrounded by the game park, it’s daily occurrence to see a business of mongoose cross the street, a troop of monkeys grooming each other and the elusive leopard ambling on the outskirts of town…
Whether you're looking for relaxation or seeking thrills and adventure - St Lucia has plenty to do!
seasonal Jun to Nov
Experience the thrill of a beach/surf launch, while the most experienced guides take you for the trip of a lifetime in search of the giant humpback whale!