Your well informed host provide an interesting and informative overview of St Lucia. His informal talks on a wide range of topics add that little extra to your stay. Anna's also offers the following:
secure under-cover off street parking
Delightful swimming pool
Beach towels/snorkeling equipment
Advice, arrangement/ booking of all local tours
? Beach towels/snorkeling equipment
THE ELEPHANT COAST - the home of St Lucia
Covering the lush sub-tropical coastal plains and adjacent interior of northern KwaZulu- Natal, The Elephant Coast is a truly exceptional destination with its unique blend of game reserves and alluring beaches. From St Lucia in the South to the Mozambique boarder in the North, The Elephant Coast includes The Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve to the west, The Ubombo Mountains in the North West and has the warm tropical Indian Ocean as its entire eastern boundary.
This remarkable safari destination offers a variety of land, aquatic and marine environments with both Lake St Lucia and The Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Park being under formal conservation since 1895.In December 1999, under the UNESCO Protocol, the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park was declared South Africa?s first World heritage Site and was subsequently renamed the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
The Elephant Coast can be accessed either via the N2 national road or from Richards Bay Regional Airport. The inland market town of Mtubatuba and the coastal village of St Lucia are the main hubs situated in the southern section of The Elephant Coast.
St Lucia Village
In the lush sub-tropical coastal plains of northern KwaZulu- Natal lays the enchanting village of St Lucia - an appealing destination with a diversity of nature and seductive beaches. St Lucia is the southern gateway to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park/Game Reserve and offers the only access point to Cape Vidal. Encircled by a nature reserve, the village boarders the warm Indian Ocean to the east, the estuarine system feeding Lake St Lucia to the south and west and the iSimangaliso Park to the north. The village offers an array of interesting shops and fine restaurants in clean and secure surroundings. Essential services include banking, pharmacy, petrol/vehicle maintenance, Avis car hire, police and post office.
Approximate traveling times to St Lucia:
? From King Shaka (Durban ) international Airport: 2hrs
? From Durban central: 3hrs
? From the Drakensberg Mountains : 5hrs
? From the Swaziland boarder: 3hrs
? From The Kruger Park (southern boarder): 8hrs
In Room Facilities:
All our 4 rooms are furnished for maximum comfort and guest convenience although each is different in design and décor. Each room offers the following facilities:
en-suite bathroom with shower. Our family room do have a bath and shower.
Private covered balcony with table and chairs
Natural light and spacious
? new air conditioner and ceiling fan
? Emergency lighting
? Full range of guest amenities
? Information brochures on local activities
? Selection of topical magazines
? Range of electrical adaptors for cameras and phones
Tour operators with extensive local knowledge offer exciting and educational tours and safaris, which can all be arranged by us.
The tours and safaris include:
? Boat based whale watching ? an adrenaline experience: May to November
? Turtle tour: seeking Loggerhead and Leatherback nesting turtles:November to March
? Estuary boat cruise: a delightful 2hr trip viewing crocodile and hippos.
? Wetlands park safari: self drive or go with a guide
? Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve: see the BIG 5 only 1 hour from St Lucia
? Cultural village tour: experience the traditions of the ZULU culture
? Birding/hiking trails: over 500 species of birds in this unique area
? Horse riding: amble past zebra or trot on the beach
? Deep sea fishing: tuna, barracuda, snoek, marlin + much more