Night Safari

  • About 3 hours


Discover a new way to explore the iSimangaliso Wetland Park - under the cover of darkness. This tour offers opportunity to see chameleon, porcupine, various antelope, hippo, nocturnal birds and occasionally hyena and leopard. Along with fantastic animal sightings, the star gazing offers great views of the Milky Way from the open top Unimog vehicle. Hot chocolate and rusks taste better under the stars!


You are collected for a night drive into the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso to introduce you to its incredible area and its nocturnal inhabitants. These include hippo, a variety of antelope, zebra, gnu, leopard, nightjars etc.

This is a 3hr night drive on an open safari vehicle with two spotlights, includes hot beverages & rusks. Collection and drop-off at the lodge.

Good to know

  • This is a 3hr night drive on an open safari vehicle
  • We will pick you up at your accommodation
  • Children under 2 years are free of charge accompanied by an adult


  • Collection and drop-off at your accommodation in St Lucia
  • Hot beverages & rusks.


  • Any other extras


  • Camera
  • Binoculars


  • A warm-jacket

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Full refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before activity starts.
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August, 2021

We had a great experience with Shakabarker tours. We saw lots of hippos and crocodiles on our boat trip. Kian shared interesting facts about the animals and area. We also had delicious hot drinks and snacks, while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Highly reccommended.

April, 2021

Did the 3:15 boat cruise which is scheduled to coincide with sunset. Our guide included fascinating information about the area in general and what we specifically saw. This obviously varies with each cruise making it a unique experience. I was advised that Shakabarker was the best cruise to go on due to the knowledgeable guides and the small groups. Although I haven't been on a cruise with all the other companies I can certainly say that the cruise met the high expectations my advisors had set. One thing I particularly liked was that a couple of times the engine was turned off and we had the opportunity to experience Africa around us.

January, 2021

What an amazing night tour through the wetland. We saw so many amazing creatures and critters, and learnt so many new and interesting facts. Our highlight of the evening were the abundant chameleon species that we came across. And the evening was rounded off with lovely hot chocolate and rusks.

April, 2021

Keown (apologies if I butchered the spelling) was an amazingly informed guide with a friendly and humourous style. Loved his insights into the area, the guy is a walking encyclopedia. Would definitely recommend

May, 2021

Such an awesome experience. Really knowledgeable and very un rushed. Will certainly reccomend anyone wanting to do a night time game drive.

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The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.

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R595 per person
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R595 per person
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