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Town Small St. Lucia

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Located in South Africa :: KZN Elephant Coast  :: St Lucia
Category: Places :: Town Small


St Lucia village is the only town in the world in a World Heritage site, the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. This is a popular holiday town with all the amenities and facilities tourists would need. A small village nestled between the Indian Ocean and the Lake St Lucia Estuary.

A general overview of the Greater St. Lucia system can be reasonably described in five recognized ecosystems, collectively forming the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park: 1. To the east is the Marine System. Here the Park has 280km of Indian Ocean coastline and adjacent marine eco-system. 2. Inland is an area known as the Eastern Shores. This area that lies east of Lake St. Lucia consists of grassy plains, wetland and ancient coastal dune forests which grow on the World famous Sand Dunes, which extend the full length of the reserve. The dunes form a natural barrier between the lake, rivers and the Indian Ocean and are covered by climax forest. 3. Lake St. Lucia is the largest Estuary system in the world. This extensive 85km lake is an average depth of 1 metre and home to thousands of crocodiles, hippo, birds, fish and other life forms. 4. Situated on the northern end of Lake St. Lucia are the Mkuze swamps - an expansive papyrus wetland. 5. West of the Lake lies the driest area - the Western Shores - composed of savannah and thornveld.

Address :  KZN, South Africa
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  MTN. Vodacom. CellC

Destination Information
Police Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Gas Refill Laundromat Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Car Rental Tyre Repair Mechanical Repair
Facilities :  Tour Services
Police Telephone :  +27(0)35 590 1221
Doctor Telephone :  +27(0)35 550 1005
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)35 590 1717
Petrol Type :  LRP/ULP
Diesel Type :  Have 50ppm Diesel. (May 2015)

Game Viewing Game Drives Quad Bikes Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Guided Walks Mountain Biking Horse Trails Fishing Swimming Canoeing Boat Trips Bird Watching
Night Drives, Picnics, Golf, Snorkelling, Surfing, Sea_Kayaking, Whale or Dolphin Watching

Travelling Information

St. Lucia is a very popular spot for fishermen. (Jan-2015).

The best time to travel here is all year round, the winters are very mild. Summer is the rainy season.

This town is accessible by car, bus etc.

Supermarket. SPAR. Pep Stores.

Note that St Lucia is outside the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (the St Lucia Wetland Park) - they only allow a certain number of visitors into the park each day.
Will be nice to spend at least one night here and do a sundowner cruise on the lake, which claims to have one of the largest hippo populations in Africa. Then take a leisurely drive to Cape Vidal into the park, and overnight there.

Close by airports are the Richards Bay airport (70km and 40 minutes drive) and King Shakas international airport (200km and 2h15min drive).

Car rental services close by are AVIS and Euro Car.

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