Parkers Cottages Description
Set in the village of St. Lucia and adjacent to the St. Lucia Wetland Park - a UNESCO World Heritage site of some 328,000 hectares stretching along 238 kms of coastine to the Mozambique border, we are ideally placed to tour this beautiful area. With 5 eco-systems to discover in the Park and an abundance of local activities to enjoy including whale watching, croc & hippo boat trips, Big 5 game drives, authentic Zulu culture, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving, kayaking, birding tours, the list is almost endless. Come and enjoy a fabulous holiday at Parkers.
The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, now iSimangaliso Wetland Park, is one of those rare and beautiful areas which everyone should visit at least once in their lives. In 1999 it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status, marking it as a place of 'outstanding value to humanity'. The Park is situated on the north eastern coast of KwaZulu-Natal and covers 328,000 ha with an impressive 280 kms of pristine coastline. This Natural World Heritage Site is a unique mosaic of culture, wildlife, plant life and scenery. Comprising lakes, islands and the St. Lucia estuary, the area incorporates no less than five separate eco-systems and is unique in its diversity, supporting critical habitats for a range of species from Africa's marine, wetland and savannah environments. For the eco-enthusiast, there are an astonishing variety of habitats ranging from the Lebombo Mountains to grasslands, woodlands, mangroves, dunes and coastal forests, all of which exist alongside the magnificent beaches and coral reefs of the warm Indian ocean.
Parkers Cottages Directions
Follow the R618 through Mtubatuba towards St. Lucia (about 25 kms) until you reach St. Lucia village. Cross over the estuary causeway and, as you enter the village, turn left at the mini-roundabout (Mackenzie Street) and then immediately right into Beach Road. Turn first right again into Pelikaan Street, left into Garrick and right into Hornbill. We are at number 55 on the left - just look out for the Parkers sign outside.