About Protea Hotel Imvubu Lodge
Protea Hotel 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, Protea Hotel 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.
Protea Hotel 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. Executive Chef, Francois Roux, 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 is:
Breakfast 06h30am - 10h00am
Dinner 06h30pm - 10h00pm
Dress code - 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.
Management delegates in search of a quiet up market venue to host a conference, need look no further. Our Conference Centre is able to comfortably seat up to 140 delegates. We cater for a variety of functions including conferences, product launches, presentations and weddings.
The Conference Centre is technologically advanced, fully air-conditioned, and have an entertainment deck overlooking Lake Menywa with fully licensed bar. We entertain dignitaries on a regular basis from local government, ministers and counselors to corporate organization. We also had the pleasure of hosting King Goodwill Zwilitini - King of the Zulus. Please contact us for information on available Conference packages.
We cater for a variety of functions including weddings. Our restaurant offers a stunning view, coupled with superb service and a romantic setting for Imvubu Lodge as the venue of choice. Our International Executive Chef prepares all the meals and other exotic dishes.