Mission Statement: “To provide high quality educational eco-tours that are fun”

Shakabarker Tours is situated within the village of St. Lucia, in the southern section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. A bustling village deriving its income from tourism. St. Lucia is surrounded by many natural assets and the ecosystem is linked to a number of migratory life cycles from the mighty Humpback Whales to Caspian Terns and Leatherback Turtles.

Our mission is to promote a better understanding of our natural environment - to inform and create excitement about all things wild. We are, after all, in some small way interlinked with every creature on this planet.

Kian Barker

Kian Barker of Shakabarker Tours

The director is a qualified scientist and registered national tour guide. Kian has experience since 1990 and is widely travelled and respected in his knowledge of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Nickname: Walking Encyclopedia

Bsc Botany and Zoology Bsc Hons Ichthyology and fisheries science

Shakabarker Tour Guides with bicycles


Guided bicycle tours, hikes and canoe adventures. Although thoroughly trained with a scientific approach, they give good information on Zulu folklore and custom.

You are always welcome in St. Lucia

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