Day 12: St Lucia
We awake early today and, following a tasty breakfast meal, we journey the brief distance to South Africa’s leading game reserve, boasting the renowned ‘Big 5’ as well as various other wildlife species, the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Following a lovely safari in the morning through one of South Africa’s most ancient reserves, we go on a drive to one of the well-known beach resorts in KwaZulu-Natal, St Lucia. In amongst the gorgeous setting of exotic beach resorts and a tropical estuary, we partake in an early evening river cruise that allows us to view countless hippo pods, crocodiles and a wide assortment of bird species relaxing on the sandy banks or taking a refreshing dip in the cool water. After a delicious supper, we are free to wander into town in order to pay a visit to some of the quaint local pubs or to simply unwind in the lush gardens, marvelling at the beautiful star-speckled African sky.
Trip Highlights: Morning game drive, St Lucia estuary river cruise
Accommodation: Manzini chalets or similar (Twin share rooms with shared facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 120kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day