St. Lucia: Day 7 & 8 – Franklin University

Back to South Africa: en-route to St. Lucia

St. Lucia is small, coastal town which is ruled by monkeys and hippos. At night, hippos roam freely around town. Click here if you don’t believe us! On the day of their arrival, the students enjoyed a boat cruise which gave them the chance to spot many hippos, crocodiles and a variety of bird species.

 

St. Lucia

Hippo showing its teeth

 

The St. Lucia Market

Except for hippos and monkeys, this town is also home to a very nice craft market, known as the St. Lucia market.  Here, locals show their talent with handcrafted arts, paintings, toys and many, many more. Others show their business side by selling their fresh produce, such as paw-paws, bananas, avocado pears and macadamia nuts. Be prepared to negotiate a price everyone is happy with, as we all love a bargain! After visiting this market, they students did not leave empty handed and had many souvenirs to take home. The students visited this market and left with hands full of souvenirs.

 

St. Lucia

Fresh produce at the St.Lucia market

 

Isimangaliso – South Africa’s largest wetlands

On their second day in, the professor and the students went to iSimangaliso where they visited Cape Vidal. Isimangaliso is South Africa’s largest and protected wetlands and also offers game viewing. It is situated along the coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province. The park’s centrepiece is the vast Lake St. Lucia. Here you will find many hippos, crocodiles, pelicans and flamingos. Elephants, giraffes and leopards inhabit the grasslands and forests of the nearby Western Shores and Charters Creek areas. While here, the students tried to spot many animals including hippo, rhino, wild dogs and many, many more. 

 

Isimagaliso Wetlands Park in St. Lucia

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

 

After a fun filled day, they headed back to St. Lucia.

 

Having lunch in St.Lucia

Having lunch in this coastal town is extraordinary for the average seafood lover. Fresh seafood is available everywhere. From prawns, calamari and hake to oysters, crab and lobsters. Many a restaurant has these options on their menu. Off course everyone was happy with this.

 

St. Lucia

Seafood in St. Lucia

 

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