Lake St Lucia

Lake St Lucia is Africa’s largest estuarine system. It is 80km long and 23km wide at its widest point. Home to over 800 hippos and 1200 crocodiles, this dynamic system hosts large flocks of pelicans, flamingos, ducks, waders and a variety of fish and other aquatic species.


There are two campsites situated close to the Lake St Lucia Estuary, Sugarloaf and Eden Park.


  • Fishing (shore, deep sea, jet ski, fishing ski, boat)
  • Whale watching (June – Nov)
  • Horse riding
  • Birding
  • Self-guided nature trails
  • Walking or swimming at the beach
  • Guided night drives
  • Visit to the St Lucia Crocodile Centre
  • Boat cruise on Lake St Lucia
  • Kayaking on Lake St Lucia (guided with a concession holder)

Getting There

At Mtubatuba, leave the N2 and drive towards the town of St Lucia along the R618. As you reach the town, cross the bridge over Lake St Lucia and turn right at the T-junction.

Operators working at Lake St Lucia
Accommodation options within Lake St Lucia