About Imvubu Lodge
Imvubu Lodge, meaning hippo in Zulu, was inspired by the famous "Huberta the Hippo" who undertook the historic journey from Zululand to East London. Tucked away in the lush greenbelt zone of Richards Bay, Imvubu Lodge is adjacent to the scenic Lake Menywa and the unspoilt beaches of the Indian Ocean. These pristine surroundings make bird watching an extraordinary experience.
The lodge is conveniently located within close proximity to the Tuzi Gazi Waterfront, the International heritage site of St Lucia and two world-class game reserves boasting the Big 5. Situated only 1.5 hours from Durban allows for easy access to splendid shopping centers, the Richards Bay airport, numerous restaurants, pubs, sporting facilities and emergency services.
Luxurious accommodation, in the form of 37 chalets. All chalets are fully serviced and air-conditioned, with easy access to our private beach, television and DSTV. Telephone and laptop facilities in selected units also available. 24-Hour security allows you to relax and forget about the stresses of every day life whilst enjoying the tranquility of nature.
10 Standard Chalets
1 double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, writing desk and mini-bar
18 Superior Chalets
1 bedroom (2 single beds or 1 double bed), en-suite bathroom with shower, writing desk, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and outside deck with braai facility
7 Deluxe Chalets
2 bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds), one or two en-suite bathrooms, writing desk, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and outside deck with braai facility
2 Lake View Chalets
2 bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds and 1 sleeper couch), two en-suite bathrooms, writing desk, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and outside deck with braai facility
Sea View Suites
1 Bedroom (1 king size bed), own Kitchenettes & breakfast nooks, en-suite bathroom with bath & shower. Private deck with Jacuzzi and sun loungers.
1 x Deluxe Chalet and 1 Superior Chalet
Internet facilities are available in reception, the sundowner cocktail bar, restaurant and conference facility. Please don't hesitate to ask for help with this service.
Imvubu Lodge opened its A-la-carte restaurant for its guests as well as the public. The restaurant has stylist timber furnishings and a spectacular view over Lake Menywa. Our Chef is responsible for planning of the meals on the menu, conscious of nutrition and lends his own enchantment to exotic meals. The restaurant can seat 60 guests.
The current trading hours of the restaurant are:
Breakfast is available from 06h30 to 10h00
Dinner is available from 18h30 to 22h00
The dress code is smart casual.
Enjoy a sundowner at our cocktail bar with 180 degree elevated sea views. A pub lunch is also available here between 12h00 and 16h00 every day.