Ufudu Turtle Tours operates within a world heritage site and we are governed by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority, with specific guidelines to preserve and conserve the environment while promoting tourism in the area. We also offer game drives and walking trails in the surrounding game parks, Lake Sibaya and within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
Our tours last for approximately four hours and include an informative talk on the environment in general and sea turtles in particular. We serve tea, coffee, soft drinks, water and snacks along the way. Tours are conducted from an open game viewer but guests are required to walk short distances on the beach. We also cater for the disabled.
Our tour season runs from November to May every year and we offer beach drives around the low tide times and only in the evenings or late at night when the turtles emerge from the ocean to nest. Nesting season is usually from November to the end of February and the hatching season from the middle of January to the end of April each year. All nests are GPS marked to increase sightings of the hatchlings as they make their way back to the ocean