Experience the miracle of the reproduction of Leatherback turtles and Loggerhead turtles on the beaches north of St. Lucia in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Step into the world of these amazing and ancient reptiles as they dodge sharks off-shore and humans, crabs, badgers and jackals on-shore to return to and hatch from these ancient nesting grounds.
*SUMMER MONTHS ONLY
Seasonal trip (Nov – March) where you experience the miracle of nesting of the leatherback (weighs up to 900kg) and loggerhead turtles. Step into the world of these amazing and ancient reptiles as they dodge sharks offshore and humans, crabs, badgers and jackals on-shore to return to and hatch from these ancient nesting grounds.
This is an overnight tour with qualified guides, dinner, breakfast and refreshments included. (a Visit to Tembe Elephant Park included on our way to Kosi Bay)
- 12h00: Depart from St Lucia
- 17h00: Arrival at Tented Camp, Kosi Bay
- Supper: Braai at Camp, including drinks.
- After supper: Start turtle experience from camp, straight onto beach, walk to find turtles, until about 23h00.
- About 23h00: Back at camp for refreshments (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, rusks). Sleep time.
- 07h30: breakfast.
- Maybe a quick swim in the sea?!
- 08h15: Depart for St Lucia.
- Arrival in St Lucia: 12h00.
- Generally the tours start at St Lucia, however other collection points can be arranged, depending on where.
Good to know
- Guests are collected from their accommodation in St Lucia
- Transport to and from Kosi Bay
- Accommodation (Camping)
- A Visit to Tembe Elephant Park included on our way to Kosi Bay
- Any other extras
- Personal clothes
- Toiletries etc
- Jacket and/or sweater
- Mosquito repellent
- Walking shoes
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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.
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.
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.
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
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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