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The excellent Shakabarker tour guides have all been extensively trained in all aspects of guiding and are regularly versed in new concepts and facts within the iSimangaliso Park. Whether it’s a hippo and croc sunset boat trip, spectacular whale watching or magical turtle tour, a night safari or snorkelling in Cape Vidal, Shakabarker Tours have many different options on offer.


The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a United Nations World Heritage Site located on the Indian Ocean coast of South Africa near the borders with Mozambique and Swaziland. The park encompasses several different conservation areas centered on Lake St. Lucia, it’s tidal estuary, neighbouring game reserves and the St. Lucia Marine Reserve which extends offshore into the Mozambique Strait.


Tour guide with map

Highly Trained Tour Guides

Our tour guides are locals with extensive knowledge of the area and a great passion for wildlife. Our guests rate them as some of the best in the business.  

Unimog tour vehicle from Shakabarker Tours

Comfort & Safety

Our tours are undertaken in vehicles and boats which comply with all the necessary safety standards whilst also catering to your comfort as much as possible. 

Family on hippo cruise in St. Lucia, South Africa

Quality & Fun

Our aim is to provide our guests with educational tours of a high standard which is also fun and relaxing, whilst promoting a better understanding of our natural environment and to create excitement about all things wild.

"We are, after all, in some small way interlinked with every creature on this planet."
- Kian Barker, owner.

We can customise a special tour package just for you!

We collect you

from wherever you are staying in St. Lucia at no extra cost.

Complimentary tea, coffee,

hot chocolate, rusks and fruit on all our tours!

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