About Lake St Lucia Lodge
Lake St Lucia Lodge is within walking distance to nearby restaurants, shops and pubs on the main street of the village of St. Lucia. You could walk to the closest restaurant and pub in less than 1 minute. The village of St. Lucia is considered a safe haven for tourists and villagers alike to walk in the well lit streets at night, the only problem being the presence of Hippo and Leopard that roam the designated open park areas (sometimes the streets) not earmarked for development. These park areas are unlit and left as natural habitats for these and other wildlife found in the Park for access to a sustainable Eco-system (leopard hunt monkeys and small antelope).
St. Lucia village in South Africa is a haven for serious fishermen and who better to advise you than the owner of Lake St. Lucia Lodge Andre von Plaster known locally as the surf and rock fishing expert.
Andre invites all interested guests to share some of his angling tips when staying in their garden cottages on the shores of St. Lucia. His fishing reports in the St. Lucia area are regularly broadcast via East Coast Radio. Some of the largest fishing supply stores in the country regularly ask for his fishing updates. Whether it is Shad, Winter Game Fish, general rock and surf fishing, deep sea fishing or venturing amongst the Hippos and Crocodiles in Lake St. Lucia for that prized catch - Andre is the resident expert with picture proof that his fishing prowess is "not the big one that got away".
4 sleeper self catering garden cottage
2 twin beds, partition in between, bunk bed. Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin small kitchen fully equipped, stove, fridge, cutlery. Linen and towels provided. Private braai area.
Parking next to unit. Unit serviced daily. (NO TV).
2 sleeper bungalow self catering
1 twin bed. Unit fully equipped, Kitchen stove, fridge, cutlery and microwave. Linen and towels provided. Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. Unit serviced daily. NO TV. Parking next to unit, Private braai area. Self catering.
4 sleeper self catering, garden cottage
Open Plan room, 1 x double bed, 1 x bunk bed. Kitchen with stove, fridge, cutlery and microwave. Bathroom with bath, toilet and basin. Linen and towels provided. Parking next to unit. Private braai area. Unit serviced daily. Self catering. NO TV.
Attractions & Activities
A very special slice of Africa, iSimangaliso, the Wetland Park, (a World Heritage Site) offers visitors some of the most diverse wildlife and outdoor experiences imaginable. This unique, 38 000 ha expanse of lake, islands and estuary, incorporates an astonishing variety of habitats ranging from the Lebombo mountains to grasslands, forests, wetlands, mangroves and vegetated dunes, with magnificent beaches and coral reefs. This diversity gives rise to a multiplicity of fauna and flora. It supports an a abundance of Nile Crocodile and Hippo, as well as Black Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Waterbuck, Kudu, Nyala, Impala, Duiker and Reedbuck, amongst a host of other species.
The park is famous for its birdlife. Birdlife is prolific and includes flamingos, pelicans, herons, terns, ducks, geese and storks - as well as many other rare and spectacular species. Swimming in the lake is prohibited due to the presence of crocodile however, you can dive on coral reefs, walk for miles on golden beaches, explore great dunes, wander through magical coastal forests, or roam across grassy plains. Try your hand at canoeing while enjoying a wilderness trail, and if snorkeling, angling or boating take your fancy, this is the place to indulge yourself.
Migrant whales and dolphins play in the warm Indian Ocean along this coastline with leatherback and loggerhead turtles nesting on the beaches at night in summer add to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park special attractions. The 260 000 ha park is internationally recognized as a World Heritage Site and has been registered as a Wetlands of International significance under the Ramsar Convention.