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St Lucia PALMS
in St Lucia and surrounds
Our self catering accommodation is serviced daily and consists of 1 or 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, fully equiped kitchen and veranda. All units have ceiling fans as well as TV. St Lucia Palms Holiday Accommodation situated in St. Lucia, St Lucia Palms is within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants etc., It is approx 2 hours drive north of Durban or alternatively 1 hours drive from Richards Bay Airport. South African Airways have 4 flights per day into Richards Bay. St Lucia Palms is in the heart of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, the first World Heritage Site in South Africa. St Lucia Palms is walking distance to all the local shops and restaurants and is the perfect location for your holiday to St Lucia.
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Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, Cape Vidal
Night Game Drives/ sunset safaris
Daily launch tours on the St Lucia Estuary with guaranteed Hippo and Crocodile sightings.
Seasonal Whale Watching
Seasonal Turtle laying and hatching tours
Deep Sea, beach and Estuary fishing
Self guided walks
Golf and Tennis at nearby Monzi
Scuba diving at Sodwana
For your convenience and to avoid disappointment we will gladly make advance reservations for any tours on your behalf.
St. Lucia was first named "Rio de la Medaos do Oura" (River of the dows of Gold) in 1554 by the survivors of the Portuguese Ship Saint Benedict.
It was then that the Tugela river mouth was actually known as St. Lucia.
Later, in 1575, the Tugela river was properly named Tugela.
On 13 December 1575, the day of the feast of Saint Lucy, Manuel Peresterello renamed the mouth area to Santa Lucia. In 1822 St. Lucia was proclaimed a township by the British.
In 1895 St. Lucia was proclaimed a Game Reserve. In 1971, St Lucia Lake, the turtle beaches and coral reefs of Maputaland were listed by the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (RAMSAR).
In December 1999 The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Introduction With more than 530 species of birds, this is a bird watchers paradise.
The Hluhluwe and Umfolozi game reserves are 55 kms away – close enough for a day trip. St Lucia offers game viewing, self guided walks, Hippo and Crocodile launch tours, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, snorkeling, ski boat launch site as well as seasonal Turtle tours and Whale watching trips. What about a night drive to view turtles with dinner served on the beach? a visit our famous crocodile centre and snake park? or let us organize you a round of golf, a game of tennis or squash at our nearby Monzi Country Club or take a long walk on our golden beaches. Simply as at reception. Walking distance to all the local shops and restaurants, Elephant Lake is the perfect location for your holiday to St Lucia.
Flamingo Holiday Flats is associated with Elephant Lake Hotel - our brother accommodation establishment. Bird watchers paradise The largest estuarine system in Africa with an area of 325 square kilometres, situated in coastal Kwazulu-Natal. The shallow waters attract large numbers of water birds.
There are mud flats, reed beds, flood plains and a well-wooded shoreline.
Due to the size of the lake it is not possible to get access throughout. We visit an area on the western shore where there is a superb lodge overlooking the flood plain at False Bay.
Target species: Pink-throated Longclaw, Lemon-breasted Canary, African Broadbill, Green Coucal, Crested Guineafowl, Pink-backed Pelican, Brown Robin, Yellowspotted Nicator, Saddlebilled Stork, Neergard’s Sunbird and Pink-throated Twinspot. Tours can be organized by: