The park authority on Monday said that accommodation was nearly fully booked, with a few campsites still available.
There was also some accommodation available outside the park, said spokesperson Pontso Pakkies.
She said there had been an increase in visitors following the natural breaching of the St Lucia estuary mouth earlier in March, and people were already enjoying new fishing opportunities with some grunter having been caught in the past few days.
|'A zero tolerance attitude to crime will be adopted'|
"A zero tolerance attitude to crime will be adopted," Pakkies said, adding that there would be visible policing in and around St Lucia and at the beach.
"There will be roadblocks and regular patrols by the SAPS, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and Wetlands Crime Prevention Services. Facilities to deal with medical, fire and criminal incidents will be available," she assured visitors.
Pakkies said the high seas of the past week had had little lasting impact on the park's coastline, and visitors' enjoyment of St Lucia, Mapelane, Cape Vidal and Kosi Bay coastlines would not be affected during the Easter break.
"Visitors may suffer some minor inconvenience at Sodwana as a result of sand movement from beach erosion, however steps are well under way to ensure that this is minimal."
|'No liquor would be allowed on the beach'|
"All accommodated visitors need to produce their booking slips or reference numbers at the gate, or pay the entrance fee."
Rhino Gold Card holders were entitled to free but not preferential entry, and a limit of 120 day visitor vehicles would be allowed into the Eastern Shores section of the park at the Crocodile Centre gate.
The Park Authority and KZN Wildlife reminded visitors to be cautious when driving, especially in isolated areas. Visitors were urged not to stop at lonely spots in the coastal forest reserve and Maputaland to picnic, take photographs, swim or fish, and to travel with another vehicle if possible.
The park's beaches were not protected by shark nets and there were very strong currents at times.
No liquor would be allowed on the beach and vehicles might be searched, Pakkies said.
There was a 24-hour emergency hotline, 035 590 1394 or 082 905 5622.