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Things to do in St Lucia
We have picked some of our favorite activities for you
Stone Ridge Luxury Self Catering Apartments are centrally located in the heart of st Lucia, walking distance to the beach and Lake St Lucia. St Lucia offers some of the most unique nature experiences in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa and is an ideal getaway for the romantic couple, single traveler or family and kids. The area is rich in natural diversity and offers a wide range of activities and tours.
Here are some of our favorite things to do in St Lucia and the surrounding area.
Boat Cruises on Lake St Lucia
Lake St Lucia is one of Africa’s largest estuarine systems with an extremely diverse ecosystem. La St Lucia sustains an abundance of life and is the heart of the iSimangaliso Wetland park. Lake St Lucia is 80 meters long and 23 metre wide at its widest point.
Home of the African Hippo, you are sure to discover the majesty of this animal and other diverse wildlife and crocodile, as well as an array of different bird species.
Boat Cruises depart from the 2 jetties in custom built boats and the cruise last for about two hours.
Home to the famous Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtle, iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a breeding ground for these turtles. The beaches of St Lucia are still one of the only protected areas for breeding in South Africa.
The breeding season falls between November and March every year, where you can witness this awesome miracle of baby turtles hatching and returning to the ocean.
Experience the massive diversity and bird life St Lucia has to offer. With over 520 bird species making their home in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, bird enthusiasts are sure to have an amazing day out. Wetlands are home to water birds such as flocks of pelicans, storks and flamingos congregating alongside specials such as Pink Throated Longclaws, Pygmy Geese and Lesser Jacanas.
St Lucia offers some of the best fishing experiences in South Africa. The ocean and river systems are naturally diverse in marine life. With the Warm waters of the Indian Ocean, result of the Agulhas current coming. This is a main area for game fish and other sea life.
The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are home to 95 identified species of hard and soft corals, sponges and many other invertebrates. With a total over 1200 species of fish including ragged tooth sharks, whale sharks tiger sharks, manta rays and giant morays. Resident reef fish include tiger rock cods, rubber lips and huge potato bass. You will have the Ultimate DIving Experience on the coral reefs of the coast of Sodwana.
Close to all major game reserves and parks, you are bound to encounter the most amazing wildlife. The giraffe are seen only on the Western Shores, whilst the elephant appear to have made the Western Shores home too. Game drives are offered by licensed operators. You can spot the entire big 5 in these parks. You can expect to see buffalo, lion, rhino, elephants, giraffe, wildebeest various antelope and other species.
Opt for a self drive through the reserve or with a open game viewer. Ask us at Stone Ridge St Lucia to arrange a drive for you and the family.
Whales migrate past St Lucia annually and it is famous for the majority of whale sightings in Kwazulu Natal. Get to see the majestic nature of the Humpback Whale up close.
Make sure you stay for a couple of days to experience the entire st lucia. We at Stone Ridge St Lucia offer luxury self catering accommodation each apartment is fully equipped and furnished to make your stay comfortable and convenient so that you can relax and take in the beauty of St Lucia.
The search of Accommodation can be daunting at times, here is a list to help you choose your holiday stay
What are the benefits of staying self catering?
Holiday Travel can be quite a challenge especially if you traveling with family and a large group of friends. It is important to make sure you have the right accommodation in place to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Unlike Hotels, Self Catering Accommodation gives you the freedom to go as you please. There are no odd breakfast and dinner times, and no need to worry about the bills at the end of your holiday. One of the most frustrating things staying in a hotel was that you have to be up early to get to breakfast in time. Although this is a great way of maximising your day, we felt like a well deserved rest on our holiday and preferred to sleep in a little later than usual.
The hotel breakfasts are usually over priced and rather basic. Buffet breakfasts has its perks but, you really losing out if you only have the corn flakes and a cup of coffee.
Never the less, there is an alternative if you like to stay on your own terms, Self catering accommodation done with luxury, can give you the feeling that you are in a hotel, but also that you can abide by your own rules. (with respect there are still some rules to follow when staying with us). You can basically wake up on your own time, cook as a family or have your own braai with friends, without worrying what time the kitchen closes.
Luxury self catering accommodation makes your stay pleasant, and can also be a home away form home. You come and go as you please, We at Stone Ridge luxury self catering accommodation took care of all the essentials for you, equipped all our units with everything you need for a holiday away form home.
Stone Ridge Luxury Self Catering Accommodation is also close to all major amenities in St Lucia, aswell as the St Lucia Estuary, St Lucia shopping centres and St Lucia Beach.
There are many different activities you can do in St Lucia, and staying at Stone Ridge Luxury Self Catering accommodation gives you the freedom to be close to all the beauty that St Lucia has to offer.
Why not book you stay with us at Stone Ridge St Lucia and experience the holiday of a lifetime.
The 332,000 hectare Park contains three major lake systems, eight interlinking ecosystems, 700 year old fishing traditions, most of South Africa’s remaining swamp forests, Africa’s largest estuarine system, 526 bird species and 25,000 year-old coastal dunes – among the highest in the world. The name iSimangaliso means miracle and wonder, which aptly describes this unique place.
If you need a place to stay to experience these wonderful park, give us at Stone Ridge St Lucia a call. We offer luxury self catering accommodation, fully furnished and equipped to make you stay comfortable.