Whalesong Bed and Breakfast is situated in St Lucia in the heart of the exquisite iSimangaliso (previously St Lucia) world heritage site on the Elephant Coast in Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Come and experience our friendly, relaxing environment where we strive to ensure your stay is a pleasant and memorable experience. We offer five spacious, air conditioned bedrooms with a luxurious en-suite bathroom and personal patio. Various facilities are provided including tea, coffee, ice water, hair dryer and safe.
Breakfast & Dining
Our sumptuous full English breakfast may be enjoyed in the dining room or on the sun drenched patio.
Relax and enjoy sundowners by the pool or on the tranquil terrace at the end of the day. In our large garden we have a swimming pool and a thatch lapa with braai (barbeque) facilities. Large screen satellite TV is provided in the lounge and secure off road parking is available for your convenience.
We are less than 1km from the estuary, beach and shops. Many restaurants are available in the village. Our vision is to be as eco-friendly as possible in keeping with our very special local environment. Our aim is to leave you with treasured memories of your stay with us.
Location & Attractions
Whalesong is situated between Lake St Lucia and the Indian Ocean. St Lucia is unique in that it is the only private village in the world that is surrounded by a world heritage site (natural wilderness). This village provides the visitor with the opportunity to explore the five ecosystems:
The marine system
East of the park and 280 kilometres of Indian Ocean coastline and adjacent marine eco system. The endangered leatherback turtles swim thousand of sea miles, to return to the place of their birth, to lay eggs in the metal enriched beech sands.
Eastern shores (Dune & Forests)
Inland and east of lake St Lucia consisting of grassy plains, wetlands and ancient coastal dune forests that grows on the world famous sand dunes, dunes that extend the full length of the reserve. The dunes form a natural barrier between the lake, rivers and the Indian ocean and are covered by climax forests.
Lake St Lucia
Largest estuary system in the world. This extensive 85 km lake is an average dept of 1 meter and home to more than a thousand hippos, several thousand crocodiles, 526 bird species, and 114 fish species. Migrating birds, some flying more than 18 000 miles, and fish use this lake as a nursery.
Northern end of lake St Lucia and Expansive papyrus wetland.
Savannah and thornveld - the driest area.
Excursions and Activities
Visit the iMfolozi Hluhluwe big five game reserve
Night game drives to Cape Vidal provide an opportunity to view nocturnal animals.
For the wild life enthusiast there are an additional 7 game reserves in the area
St Lucia is a bird watcher's paradise with more than 500 species between the coastal dune forest and the wetlands
Daily tours launch on the St Lucia estuary to view the hippos and crocodiles
Seasonal whale watching
Seasonal marine leatherback and loggerhead turtle laying and hatching tours
The avid fisherman is spoilt for choice between deep sea, beach and estuary options
Snorkel in the warm Indian Ocean amidst the subtropical coral reefs
Swim in the sea or take walk on the white sandy beaches that stretch for miles and miles
Self guided walking trails
Horse riding on the beach and in the Cape Vidal reserve allows an unusual game reserve encounter
A trip to the cultural village will give you an insight into the Zulu traditional way of life
Golf and tennis at Monzi
Scuba diving is on offer at Sodwana.