St. Lucia, South Africa - Whales watching
St Lucia is a settlement in Umkhanyakude District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The small town is mainly a hub for the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park.
During the month of June to November, thousands of Humpback Whales pass St. Lucia en route to the tropics to calve and mate. Then return to the Antarctic for the summer months.
The most popular Whale Watching activity is boat based and thousands of visitors flock to St. Lucia for this activity.
St. Lucia got the best Whale Watching in South Africa, and the whales come within just 3 kilometres of the St. Lucia shore.
From the 1st of June to the 30th of November there are daily tours (if the weather allows) which brings you as close as 50 metres to the Humpback Whales, the 5th largest animal ever to inhabit this planet.