Retreat to nature: What to do in St Lucia

Situated about 240 kilometres from Durban in northern KwaZulu-Natal, St Lucia forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. So as you can imagine, the coastal town is a magnificent natural wonderland. It’s known for its rich biodiversity, pristine beaches, lush coastal forests, and beautiful wetlands. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, there is plenty for you to do in St Lucia. And if you happen to have a knack for photography, you’ll have many photo opportunities too – St Lucia is on the doorstep of the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park and has an estuary home to a vast population of hippos and crocodiles. 

Our favourite things to do in St Lucia 

Take it back to the beach

St Lucia’s beautiful beaches are the perfect place for a family outing or lazy afternoon with friends. Cape Vidal beach is a favourite among holiday-makers, and offers fantastic fishing and snorkelling opportunities. Who’s keen for some fun in the sun? 

Go by boat

Cruise along the St Lucia estuary and get up close and personal with the resident hippos and crocs, and see how many species of birds you can spot. Trust us, you won’t want to leave your camera at home for this one! A pair of binoculars would be handy to bring along too.

Escape to the wetland

Keen for an active adventure? Then why not book to go on a guided walking safari along the eastern shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park? There are plenty of animals to see en-route, like zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, impala, and warthog – if you’re lucky you might see them all.

Spot the Big 5

Keen for a game drive or two? Spend a day with our majestic Big 5 and many other treasured species, like giraffes, cheetahs and wild dogs, at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. The game reserve is about an hour away from St Lucia, so a trip there would be worth your while. 

Welcome to our St Lucia apartment

So you’ve decided to plan a holiday in St Lucia but need a place to stay? No problem, we’ve got your back! Our new ground-floor St Lucia apartment has a great central location, and is perfect for families, having three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Its kitchen is open-plan and fully-kitted with a tumble drier, fridge, washing machine, kettle, and toaster. The comfortable open-plan lounge and dining area has a flat-screen TV with DSTV. And to top it all off, there’s aircon too. The lounge leads out onto a beautiful enclosed patio, from where guests often see Harry the Hippo sunbathing nearby – a beloved visitor. The apartment complex also has many amenities, including squash court, tennis court, outdoor pool, toddlers pool, swings, and a wash bay for boats. 

What do you want to do in St Lucia? 

St Lucia offers many exciting opportunities, and there’s a little something for everyone – kids and adults alike. Has our list of things to do in St Lucia piqued your interest? Book a stay in our St Lucia apartment and enjoy everything this beautiful holiday destination has in store. 

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