St. Lucia Boat Safari and Emdoneni Wild Cats Day Trip


The tour departs Durban and heads north to South Africa, to the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park – Greater Saint Lucia. The 332,000 hectare Isimangaliso Wetlands Park was announced as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site in December 1999, although its name remains the Greater Santa Lucía Wetlands Park. It received this prestigious status in recognition of the beauty of the landscape, its unique ecological processes and the exceptional diversity of species that the park protects. You’ll take a 2-hour boat tour of the estuary, where you’ll have the chance to get up close to hippos, crocodiles, and the famous osprey. After the excursion, you will take a leisurely walk along the estuary and contemplate the beauty of the coastal area. From there you will go to the Emdoneni Wild Cat Sanctuary, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about South Africa’s wild cat species. You will be surprised by the beauty of the caracal, you will be enchanted by the very playful deer and you will be hypnotized by the speed and agility of the cheetah. The goal of the Emdoneni Wild Cat Sanctuary is to care for wild cats that have been orphaned or injured in the wild and need care and rehabilitation. They also aim to successfully breed if possible and release the young into the wild.

More information

  •  German and Polish languages ​​can be requested
  • If you are a wheelchair user, please inform the local partner before the start of the tour
  • Entrance fees, National Park fees and sightseeing cruise are included in the ticket price
  • Food, drinks and tips (recommended) are not included in the ticket price
  • Bring cash for lunch
  • Enjoy a 2-hour river boat safari along the St. Lucia Estuary in the Isimangaliso Wetlands
  • Find out about wild cats at the Emdoneni Wild Cat Project
  • See amazing wildlife
  • Tickets
  • National Park Fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (within 10km of Durban)
  • Driver/guide
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Food and drink
  • Meal
  • Tips (recommended)
12 hours

Pickup service included

  • Pickup possible from hotels/accommodations located within a 5 kilometer radius of the local supplier’s office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 OR Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa. For special pickup arrangements, please contact your local supplier. Please note that you can also pick up from the Durban Port passenger terminal
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