Lush Bush Big Sea
Best Of Both KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Region
La Rochelle located at 56 Beach Road in St Lucia, offering 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom self catering accommodation, very homely being fully-equiped, self-contained units.
Less than 1 km from Ingwe Beach, other direction many shops, restaurants are situated on main road just around the corner. Units are surrounded by lush, manicured gardens with indigenous sub-tropical bush of Northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Within striking distance of East Bank and West Bank of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park's offering a wide range of wildlife in natural bushveld, offering diverse ecosystems.
Estuary boat cruises on offer to view from the water, if one felt inclined to visit further afield the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserves are close to venture out to while up in Northern region. Crocodile Center is situated close to East Bank Gate into nature reserve, however very likely to see hippo and crocodile lazing around on islands in the estuary or while driving through close to water.
St Lucia offers 4 long white beaches, a lovely little forest walk at the end of the village, always keep in mind the animals roam free only go out after sunrise or before sunset when walking around town. Deep sea fishing charters failing which enjoy catch of the day at their sports bar/restaurant. Energetic perhaps try fat bike fishing available tours going out early to try your luck casting out.
Certain times of the year trips are arranged to witness Loggerhead or Leatherback Turtle Hatchlings tours are available by arrangement. Night drives into reserves also available only via tour guides with permits. Hike to Bat Cave, be sure to check the tides as this can only be accomplished during low tide from Mission rocks!
No matter what draws you into nature there will be something to peek your interest when visiting this small hidden gem, people are friendly, proud of their neat clean town they call home.
Taste of what is to come!
Leave only footprints, more about this region will be rolling out taken over the next days, weeks who knows possibly months.....
All photography is my own using a Canon PowerShot SC730 HS, resized for easier loading, writing is my own.
Thought for Today: "He who ventures into the bush should close his ears to rattling." - African Proverbs