Travel Blogs from Saint Lucia, South Africa

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reservations, Saint Lucia, South Africa travel blog

reservations

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Of course you can't go to Africa without visiting the animals. And I did. I went to Hluhluwe game reserve near St Lucia, a coastal village about 300 km north of Durban. There I was persuaded to go whale watching too. The Addo Elephant National Park, a ...

Watch out for the Hippos!, Saint Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Watch out for the Hippos!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... baby hippos on a little island in the middle of the river quite close to where we were standing.  After speaking to some South Africans we discovered that the hippos were out and about on the beach.  We wandered down the boardwalk and onto the ...

Hippo Resting Place, Saint Lucia Estuary, South Africa travel blog

Hippo Resting Place

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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Next stop the town of St. Lucia, which during the summer (our winter) is a happening ...

Crocs and apple pie! A good day in KZN, St. Lucia Estuary and town, South Africa travel blog

Crocs and apple pie! A good day in KZN

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... a worrying trend in many African zoos when it comes to snakes. I have encountered the same situation now in Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The philosophy is that the best way to have a snake display is to have a small amphitheatre where lots of people ...

Water Park Drive, KwaNibela, South Africa travel blog

Water Park Drive

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We took a day trip up the coast to Cape Vidal National Park. Spotted some hippos, rino and great ...

Walking with the Hippos, Sleeping with the Birds, St Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Walking with the Hippos, Sleeping with the Birds

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... ; The zebras were abundant and always the first ones to greet us.  The wart hogs, well they are just the funny little creatures.   Our first excursion on our own in the "wilds" of Africa was quite a success.  Can't wait for the next ...

No wildlife in St. Lucia!, The Greater Saint Lucia Wetland Park, Port Vidal, South Africa travel blog

No wildlife in St. Lucia!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... , the main attraction of the park. Although it should be nice to drive the 30km through the wetlands, past Lake St. Lucia and Mfabeni Swamp to Lake Bhangazi South, it is not. What has the capacity to be a wetland haven, in this area at least, (and it ...

Another detour, Saint Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Another detour

A travel blog entry by maia

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... on a crocodile kayak and took our life into our hands by kayaking through the estuary that is home to hippos, crocs and some of S. Africa's most dangerous sharks!!  It's okay - we had a guide and he said nothing ever goes wrong.   Yay for ...

Coast & NP's, Saint Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Coast & NP's

A travel blog entry by mills01480

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Ithala to St Lucia, St Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Ithala to St Lucia

A travel blog entry by bushmantours

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... on the accident. Shame if anyone else needed assistance! Booked into the apartment we are using at The Bridge at St Lucia - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large living area fitted out beautifully with all necessary mod cons! 2 loads of washing done ...

Day 1 St Lucia, St Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Day 1 St Lucia

A travel blog entry by bushmantours

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Went to visit the new Western Shores part of the iSimangeliso Wetlands Park. A well laid out park but drove around for quite some time before seeing any animals. After much rain during the last few weeks the vegetation was very lush and the grass ...

Day 2 St Lucia, St Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Day 2 St Lucia

A travel blog entry by bushmantours

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... we watched a stork pick a frog out of the water, obviously his lunch!   Having booked for a cruise along the St Lucia estuary we went back to the apartment late afternoon for a rest and swim. By this time we were experiencing thunder and lightning ...

Day 4 St Lucia, St Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Day 4 St Lucia

A travel blog entry by bushmantours

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... water level was much higher than our last visit. There was very little foreshore visible but birds such as storks, heron, ducks and teal were evident. Returning to St Lucia we ate home-made bobotie that we couldn't have yesterday due to the power outage. ...

Sodwana Bay, Sodwana Bay, South Africa travel blog

Sodwana Bay

A travel blog entry by flyphishn

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... again with a shop worker who poped the lock.  Sodwana is a very long way from anywhere, one of the most remote beaches in South Africa.  The only other thing of mention is when i got off the beach on Saturday i went to use the bathroom, sat ...

Visit two more countries, and the car broke down!, St Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Visit two more countries, and the car broke down!

A travel blog entry by josh_hannah

... . This afternoon was spent with more failed fishing for me, and a book on the beach for Hannah. Tommorow we go to one of South Africa's main cities, Durban, to meet with a friend of mine and see the sights. We shall be staying with him in a surfing town ...

Swaziland and St. Lucia, St. Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Swaziland and St. Lucia

A travel blog entry by pmckenna

... of our kayaks about 100 m away and walk closer to them. Keep in mind that hippos are actually the most dangerous animals in Africa. We trusted the guide anyway, and got some pretty good close-up views. Also got pretty close to a massive crocodile that he ...

Hungry Hungry Hippos, Saint Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Hungry Hungry Hippos

A travel blog entry by jenny.whinney

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... play with Hermione again because she’ll definitely beat me!).  In the evenings we went hippo hunting in the car.  St Lucia gets lots of hippos wandering in the town as it’s so close to the estuary.  No-one walks around at ...

The magic that led to the broken heart, Saint Lucia, South Africa travel blog

The magic that led to the broken heart

A travel blog entry by maia

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... can I say?  It was a powerful moment and I felt so blessed. My time at Thanda was now complete.  Back to St. Lucia - Sunday involved delicious breakfast and a lazy day on a beautiful wild, white-sand beach - jumping in the waves and lying in the ...

Life's A beach if you're a Hippo!, St Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Life's A beach if you're a Hippo!

A travel blog entry by kwant

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... , which (unlike its Caribbean namesake) is a tropical forested wetland which starts a wetland stretching up the entire east coast of africa. It is a global heritage site which means Hippos and Crocs (wild animals) can do whatever they like while ...

Day 5 St Lucia, St Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Day 5 St Lucia

A travel blog entry by bushmantours

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... time he stood up and wandered into the bush. A wonderful close sight of such a huge beautiful animal. Mike cooked a traditional South African bush braai for lunch at Siwasamikhosikazi picnic stop. Great name! The weather was now becoming hot with a few ...

Geen wild, wel regen, Saint Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Geen wild, wel regen

A travel blog entry by gout

We arriveerden gisteravond, tegen zonsondergang in Saint Lucia, in Lidiko Lodge. Een losstaand huis met eigen oprit, aan een gigantisch grasveld. "Liever niet 's-avonds rondlopen over straat, je kunt beter de auto pakken. De hippos grazen namelijk graag ...

St. Lucia, St. Lucia, South Africa travel blog

St. Lucia

A travel blog entry by sarahtritschy

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24th Jan...just downloaded photos...notes coming very soon....had no access to net for weeks... ...

Hippo Boat Ride, Saint Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Hippo Boat Ride

A travel blog entry by peskymonkey

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... in S. America had told us about this place before and said it was must visit place to stop wgilse in S. Africa. St. Lucia lied within a unique world heritage site that contains 5 ecosystems. Lots of animals roam the streets including monkeys, crocodiles ...

Dances with Zulus, St. Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Dances with Zulus

A travel blog entry by domjonna

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... time schedules. Never mind, I think we saw the highlights anyway and spent great 48 hours in the small kingdom between Mozambique and South Africa. We decided to buy a hop on - hop off Baz Bus ticket from Swaziland to Durban. The first leg of journey ...

Binocs in one hand, steering wheel in the other, St. Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Binocs in one hand, steering wheel in the other

A travel blog entry by stevecori

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... , and so we toyed with a number of ideas as to how to spend it.  We settled on staying over in St. Lucia, South Africa.   It needs to be said that South Africa is, unfortunately, one of our least favorite countries around the globe.  ...

Day 3 St Lucia, St Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Day 3 St Lucia

A travel blog entry by bushmantours

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... finished the preparation, when the electricity went off. Looking out we could see that it was affecting the whole town of St Lucia. We abandoned eating-in plans and decide to check if anywhere in town was cooking! Fortunately we found a fish restaurant, ...

Day 132 134 - SA, Sodwana - Dolphins & Turtles, Sodwana Bay, South Africa travel blog

Day 132 134 - SA, Sodwana - Dolphins & Turtles

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... bay and renowned for its sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, Sodwana is situated within the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa's first World Heritage Site. Woke up and trod through mud to organise breakfast. Left camp at 8.30 to ...

Hungry Hungry Hippos, Saint Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Hungry Hungry Hippos

A travel blog entry by alandrach

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We left Swaziland Sunday morning on the Baz-Bus heading south to the seaside town of St. Lucia. We passed through border control and back into South Africa getting our passports stamped along the way. We're starting to get a bit worried about our ...

Delightful Swaziland, Saint Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Delightful Swaziland

A travel blog entry by naomi7

Today we crossed the border back into South Africa after 2 days in Swaziland.  Even though our horseback ride got rained out yesterday afternoon, I still thought Swaziland was pretty delightful.  First, most of the country is green and ...

Drive-by Sightings, St. Lucia, South Africa travel blog

Drive-by Sightings

A travel blog entry by howieb

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... , badly affected by HIV. But, poor as most people are, as Africa goes, this is a relatively prosperous place. Returning to South Africa, we underestimated how far we had to go that day and stopped short at Mkuze Park, relatively remote and located ...

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