iSIMANGALISO FOR VISITORS

Kayaking

Numerous options within the St Lucia area are offered by St Lucia Kayak Safaris. Their full day trip itinerary includes a kayak paddle, snorkelling at Cape Vidal and game drive on the Eastern Shores of Lake St Lucia. Also on offer is a half day kayak, or a sunset paddle on the Lake St Lucia estuary.

Lake Sibaya is the largest freshwater lake in South Africa and is completely landlocked – separated from the sea by a narrow ridge of forested dunes. The clear, blue lake with a bed of white sea sand is fed from rainwater, an underground stream and seepage. The 7700ha lake has an average depth of 13m. Of the 18 species of fish that occur in the lake, 5 are believed to have marine origins. Canoeing trips can be arranged for residents of the Thonga Beach Lodge.

The diverse terrestrial and marine habitats of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park ensure that visitors have a wide range of activities to embark upon when they come to the Park.

Operators who offer Kayaking in the Park