Kayaking in St. Lucia, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

The Elephant coast is located on the eastern seaboard of South Africa. It stretches along the Indian Ocean in the east, it borders with Mozambique in the north while the south-west lies on the Zululand. Extending inland across the Lubombo mountains and the famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which is the oldest in Africa and home to the big 5.

Elephant coast is an extraordinary untamed area, promising an unforgettable adventure with amazing scenic beauty and unique experiences. St. Lucia Estuary offers amazing kayaking experience while connecting to nature.

The spot offers an easy non strenuous paddling on flat water. The profile is flat water with no rapids and the kayaking trips are normally conducted either early mornings or in the evening because at the middle of the day, the wind can pick up and create waves. Windy months are from August through to September with temperatures high during summer. The trip is normally a guided tour and accommodates both the novice and expert paddlers.

Enjoy the flora and fauna of the wetlands while bonding with nature in the most amazing way!! Paddlers need to be of medium fitness and above 12 years of age.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Richards Bay Airport
76.6km (47.6miles) 1hour 16 minutes
Head south west towards Pelikaan Parade onto R619 turning right to merge onto N2 stay on N2 then take P237 on the right and continue to turn right on to R618 taking the 1st right on to Pelikaan street on to St. Lucia.
237km ( 148miles) 2hours 54minutes
Head east towards Samora Machel st, taking the 1st left onto M4,then take exit 186 to merge with M41 toward N2, turn right onto P237 and continue right onto R618 taking the 1st right onto Pelikaan st onto St. Lucia
Richards Bay Airport,
76.6km ( 47.6miles)

The main station to Elephant coast is in Durban. From Durban one can either arrange a transfer to the Elephant Coast or board on of the coaches to your designated destination in Elephant Coast.


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