Paradise found in St.Lucia

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Found this little chameleon on the trunk of a tree. We celebrated the new year by exploring St. Lucia marine reserve in northern Kwazulu-Natal. This park offered important wetlands, an estuary, St. Lucia lake filled with hippos and crocs, charming coast and unforgettable dune landscapes!

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Cypress and Ryne (upper left) running wild at Cape Vidal beach. What could be better than blue sky,  golden sand and the warm Indian Ocean? The addition of breathtaking taking coastal dunes and unique wildlife, like chameleons!!!

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Our first wild chameleon found walking, like a leaf blowing in the wind, on the road!

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Scoping out birds (lesser crested terns), crocs and hippos, where the St. Lucia River meets the Indian Ocean.
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Woohoo! A massive beach at the confluence of ocean and river. The hippo and croc signs made it too daunting to walk to the water.
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Coastal dune forest, where we heard Livingstone’s Turaco. Unfortunately, we never saw this pretty green bird.

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A sunset hike through the coastal shrubby/grassy landscape. Zebras are grazing in the background.

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Cypress loved the beach as much as me! He was jumping and running everywhere! Love making memories on sparkling beaches!

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Section of rocky coast with small tidal pools. Cypress cannot get enough of the sea life and sea coast!

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Fell in love with the intriguing and glorious coastal landscapes!

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Gorgeous flora growing along the coast on wind-shaped and salt sprayed shrubs, that look like they’ve been cut into hedgerows.

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Found fresh elephant tracks on this beach this morning.