St Lucia is surrounded by an estuary that lies at the southernmost entrance to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in the Elephant Coast region of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. St Lucia is home to various ecosystems which includes swamps, lake systems, coral reefs, beaches, wetlands, woodlands and coastal forests. The town lies in the heart of unspoilt beauty with plenty of wild life. Portions of this area have been a game reserve since as early as 1895.
iSimangaliso is within a World Heritage Site and approaching the area from Mtubatuba is truly spectacular. Lake St Lucia is rich in rare marine fossils, and the research done here has indicated that the area started forming approximately 140 000 000 years ago.
There is a diverse range of activities are available in the area from horse safaris, water sports to the St Lucia Wetland Park. Visit the Crocodile Centre which features a breeding programme for the dwarf and long-snout crocodile. There are a number of events held throughout the year in St Lucia, including the iSimangaliso MTB Multi Day Event - see the Event Section for more information.
St Lucia has a growing business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers. See our business directory for a list of businesses in St Lucia, or add your own free business listing.