The weather in St Lucia is sub-tropical (sunny skies throughout the year). The temperature in summer ranges from 20 degrees at night till 32 degrees during the day. Summertime is the wet season and in January/February it can be hot and humid. The winter is the dry season with temperatures ranging between 15 degrees at night and 25 degrees during the day with a lot of sun.
The whole area of St Lucia Lake as well the Hluhluwe / iMfolozi Park is malaria free
St Lucia is a relatively safe place and you can walk safely but it is an animal territory so you have to respect that.
St Lucia Estuary
'Hippo-town' St Lucia lies between the Indian Ocean and the lower reaches of Lake St Lucia. It is a peninsula of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The town, traditionally a favourite destination for domestic fishing holiday makers, is now attracting increasing numbers of eco-tourists from South Africa and throughout the world. The neatly laid-out town has a bustling main street with a number of retail options and restaurants. The nearby Khula village provides an opportunity to get an insight into the traditional culture of the area.
One hour drive (65 km) to Richards Bay with a lot of facilities: including modern hospital:
airport (flights to Johannesburg)
high quality shopping mall just renovated and extended
Tuzi Gazi Waterfront with a lot a restaurants
Nature development coastal area
St Lucia Estuary is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal's coastal World Heritage Site. It is an array of natural lakes along the north-eastern coastal plain extending south from the border with Mozambique for more than 220 kilometres to St Lucia Estuary (330.000 hectare). It is the last pristine subtropical area and largest wetland in Africa. The park is characterised by a broad diversity of local and migratory wildlife, marine and bird species. This park is part of a great variety of nature reserves (government and private) which stretch out even in bordering countries. The whole area from St. Lucia till the Bay of Maputo in Mozambique (marine and land) is now protected, result of coorporation between both countries (about 300 km coast line)