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Friday, 05 September 2008 23:55

Battlefields

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Battlefields of Zululand  
Tuesday, 17 June 2008 09:23

Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster

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Hi Everyone, I came across this website which shows, based on your location, the size of the oil spill equivalent to what is happening in the Gulf. It really is shocking. You can visit this website live and put your own location in to see the size is... http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com    
Monday, 18 February 2008 01:50

Rhino's in the Street at St Lucia

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Tuesday, 22 January 2008 07:18

Suggested To Do List!

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Some Ideas of what to do while in St Lucia! 
Tuesday, 22 January 2008 07:09

EKZN Lakes and Beaches

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LAKESNatural lakes in KwaZulu-Natal are confined to the north-east coastal plain and all of the water bodies large enoughto warrant this description are contained within the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.The park system extends from the Mozambique border for more than 220 km south to Cape St Lucia.The width of the land portion varies from 1 km to 24 km. A Marine reserve component of 5km wide extends155km along the length of the coast. The Park comprises the last remaining subtropical area containing its originaldiverse components of wild plants and animals on the south-eastern coast of Africa, and one of the last remainingin the world. Within the site are exceptional wetland, terrestrial and marine ecosystems with complement of speciesand migratory species. Landscapes are outstanding and the geomorphological processes by which they are formedare believed to be of universal importance given their evolution subsequent to the fragmentation of the Gondwanasuper-continent.The five interlinked ecosystems found in the park are:1)     a marine system, characterised by a warm sea, the southernmost extension of coral reefs in Africa, subma       rine canyons, and long sandy beaches;2)     a coastal dune system consisting of high linear dunes, sub-tropical forests, grassy plains and wetlands;3)     lake systems including two estuary-linked lakes, St Lucia and Kosi, and four large freshwater lakes, Sibaya,       Ngobezeleni, Bhangazi north and Bhangazi south;4)     the Mkhuze and Umfolozi swamps, with swamp forests, extensive reeds and papyrus Swamps;5)     an inland system which includes ancient shoreline terraces and dry savannah woodlands.The many ecological linkages between these ecosystems have created an area of almost unrivalled natural diversityand beauty.The Greater St Lucia area has a long history of conservation, dating back as far as 1895 when the first reserveswere created along the shores of St Lucia. BEACHESExperience a sense of wilderness and tranquility at our beaches that are, as they were since time immemorial, pris-tine and splendid.Fishermen, scuba divers and snorkellers will find these warm water destinations a paradise. Clear waters allowscuba divers and snorkellers a glimpse of the rich diversity of life on the rock and coral reefs along this shoreline.With convenient launch sites at all coastal resorts, ski-boaters and shore anglers have the opportunity to catch avariety of fish in waters that teem with the marine equivalent of the big five, including massive marlin and othergame fish.Short designated trails wander through the coastal forest and reward the visitor with sightings of many birds andsmall mammals.Visit Sodwana Bay, Cape Vidal and St Lucia Estuary in the summer months from November to March and enjoy theunique opportunity to view the magnificent loggerhead and leatherback turtles in their safe breeding haven.Enter the fascinating world of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site. This 250 000 ha of lakes,islands and estuaries is a RAMSAR wetland of international importance and is home to the Nile crocodile, more than800 hippo and an astonishing diversity of ecosystems, birds and wildlife.
Monday, 12 November 2007 03:09

Extreme Nature Tours

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  Extreme Nature Tours We pride ourselves on our diverse range of products and have designed all our tours to be incredibly flexible as we realize that every individual has their own needs and interests. Therefore, if there is something you would like to do that is not listed, or if you require any alterations/additions, simply let us know. From swimming with wild dolphins to walking with the Big 5, from bird watching to rockpooling, Extreme Nature Tours promise to take you there.
Monday, 23 July 2007 00:29

Hippo charms St Lucia tourists

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A young hippo has become an attraction at the KwaZulu-Natal coastal town of St Lucia since she decided to graze on grass near holiday apartments, SABC radio news reports.   Named Sandy by residents, the creature had so far resisted attempts to be captured.   Conservation authorities have warned that although she appeared tame, people should treat Sandy as a dangerous, wild animal.
Wednesday, 06 June 2007 13:32

St Lucia Village Business Listings

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St Lucia Village Business Listings
Monday, 04 June 2007 05:23

St Lucia Ski Boat Club

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 {tab=Introduction} The St Lucia Ski Boat Club is situated on the banks of the St Lucia Estuary near the Sugar Loaf Camp Site. With a view over the Indian Ocean and Mapelane, visitors can sit outside and drink in the scenery which few places can boast with. Here you will experience peace, tranquility, the most beautiful sunsets, and full moon over the Estuary is something out of this world. Crocodiles and hippos make for some entertainment and great photos while you sit and enjoy a drink from our pub.  
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 {tab=Deep Sea Anglers}  · Launching facilities· Launch Control· Fish cleaning facilities· Boat wash bay· Parking for vehicles and trailers· Boat surveys After a day at sea, skippers and crew can relax in the pub. {tab=Club Hours} Launching : From first lightPub : 10am to 10pm (as prescribed by Liquor License)  {tab=Membership Fees} The St Lucia Ski Boat Club is run by a Committee who is elected by the Members at an Annual General Meeting. To become a Member of this fast growing deep sea angling Club, please contact us for a membership form. Membership feesFull Members : R470 per yearSocial/Country Members : R250 per year  Affiliated to the Zululand Deep Sea Angling Association {tab=Snoek Derby 2006 Winners} 1st/2nd Place went to : Bruce McLaren (Sweet Sixteen) and Pierre Doffay (Fish Tale) who shared the winnings 3rd Place went to : Roy Fryer (Sweet Sixteen) with a Snoek weighing in at 5.8kg. Our Ladies prize went to : Yolande Rosslee (Sgt. Pepper) with a Snoek weighing in at 4.9kg Our Junior prize went to  : Tyron Yeld ( Prannie) with a Snoek weighing in at 5.3kg   {/tabs} 
Friday, 01 June 2007 03:03

The Big Five

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THE BIG FIVE Originally used only by hunters, the term 'Big Five' refers to five of Africa's greatest wild animals - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.  
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