Umlilo Lodge St Lucia Guest House Accommodation, Elephant Coast
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  • Guests34
  • Rooms/Units13

About Umlilo Lodge

Umlilo Lodge (Umlilo is the Zulu word for fire) is a 4 star guest house situated in the small village of St Lucia, the only private village in the world to be completely surrounded by a World Heritage Site.


We offer 13 comfortable en suite guests rooms. All rooms have air-conditioning, nine TV channels, mosquito nets, a hair dryer, safety deposit boxes, a refrigerator, complimentary tea and coffee facility, towels and complementary shampoo and body wash.

Guests can choose to laze on the wooden deck by the pool, make use of full internet in our info area as well as Wi-Fi for guests who would like to bring their own laptop or iPad.

Relax in our bar lounge (which is surrounded by a fish pond) and help yourselves from our honesty bar and enjoy full Digital Satellite Television (DStv). In the evenings guests can choose to enjoy a braai sitting in the boma around a fire or wander into town to sample our local restaurants.


From 07h30 until 09h30 we serve a healthy and delicious English and Continental breakfast which includes fresh fruit, assorted yoghurt, four types of cereal including muesli, cornflakes etc, percolated and instant coffee, variety of teas, milk, bread, cold meat platter and cheese. Complimentary coffee and tea is always available in the guest rooms.

Activities and Attractions

We can also assist in booking the following activities St Lucia and The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park has to offer:
• Big 5 Safaris to the oldest game reserve in South Africa, The Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game Reserve
• Full day safaris to The World Heritage Site, The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park
• Night drives in the park
• Whale watching in season (June to November)
• Sea Turtle Tours (November to February)
• Horse rides on the beach or in the park
• Kayaking on Lake St Lucia
• Two hour Cruises on Lake St Lucia
• Guided Bird walking tours

This is an owner run establishment and we are on the property 24 / 7.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Standard Room

Two single beds or King size bed,with full bathroom, air-conditioned, TV, 10 DSTV channels, fridge, Kettle, hairdryer, etc.

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Family Room

King size bed and 2 Twin beds, with full bathroom, air-conditioned, TV, 10 DSTV channels, fridge, kettle, hair dryer, etc.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

This is a perfect Family Room. The main room has got the bathroom as an en suit. The 2nd Room / Lounge has got 2 twin beds and a 3rd bed can be added to the main bedroom for an extra child. There is also Full DSTV in this room.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Small Room

This is a Smaller En Suit Room. We do give special rates on this room. It is still very nice Queen size bed, TV with 10 DSTV channels, Small Fridge, Air Con, etc. only no bath.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Pool Room

Room by the pool with 2 x Twin beds or King Size Bed. En - Suit bathroom with shower.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Need to Know

Response timeUmlilo Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Richard's Bay Airport - 80km
King Shaka International - 200km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since June 2014

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