A guided paddling trip on Lake St Lucia is an exciting adrenaline experience. Not because the paddling is extreme or technical, but because you know that there are hippos and crocs lurking in the lake. But the experienced guides know how to get close enough to see them without getting too close. Kayaks, paddles and personal floatation devices (PFDs) or life jackets are supplied. Lake St Lucia forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal.