We stayed at AmaZulu Lodge for 6 days and enjoyed every minute of it!
The very friendly staff, best breakfast of our whole South Africa trip , nice pool and garden, and very charming design of the lodge.
Thank you Ingrid and staff for an unforgettable week.
Tom Haines Birmingham - UK
Beautiful design of the whole lodge
Nice spacey rooms
I usually don't write reviews but i could not resist this one:
We went on holiday to the iSimangaliso Wetland park and happened to walk in at AmaZulu Lodge in St Lucia town just because of the spectacular look of the entrance. We ware planning to just spend the night there but we ended up staying for 4 days.
The lodge itself, the staff, management and not to forget the breakfast were so great that we just could not move on.
An absolute recommendation to anyone visiting the iSimangaliso wetland park (used to be the St Lucia Wetland park )
-really great design of the lodge and garden
-very friendly staff and management
We stayed in the Avalone Guest House for 3 nights in October 2008 and enjoyed it very much. We occupied the upstairs suite which had 2 bathrooms, one large and comfortable bed, TV etc, a small fridge, safe, balcony attached to the main room and a big sofa in a private lounge.
The breakfast was delicious and the barbeque (some of the other guests caught some fish earlier in the day) was great. The manageress was absolutely brilliant and made our stay so much more enjoyable. I can highly recommend this place for your stay in St. Lucia.
The only slightly negative thing is that Sandpiper Street is at the other end of the village from the shops. Which means that if you want to go shopping, prefer to eat out in a restaurant or arrange whale watching and other nautical outings, you will need to walk the approx. 15 minutes from the Guest House into the centre. The walk there is mainly downhill on tarmaced roads into the village and hence up hill coming back. A nice stroll, however, we got soaked one evening...
The pool looked nice and was frequently cleaned. There was a koi carp pond in the property. Well looked after gardens and interesting wildlife beyond the garden fence.
Alternative to all the guesthouses and lodges can be this humble campsite just by the outskirt of the village
We stayed in this fantastic and beautiful guesthouse.
Private owned it gives you great comfort as well as support and advice about the region and the options you have.
The log chalets are set in a cool (non-indigenous) pine forest separated from the beach by coastal dunes. They sleep 5 or 8 people, and have a bathroom, sitting area, kitchenette, braai and a table and chairs on the balcony outside too. They were being renovated when we were last there in Aug 2006, and were very comfortable then, so they should be improved now after the renovations. At many locations there are bat houses in the forest, so you could be lucky to get a chalet near one of these. Other wildlife will walk past your chalet: the buck are relatively tame. We have seen hyena spoor on the beach, but did not meet/meat the owner of the spoor. Activities available are: surf fishing, snorkelling (at low tide just off the beach), walking in the forest or on the beach, and of course swimming.
A campsite is also available.
One of my best experiences in South Africa. Cheap hostel, superb crew, clean and clever rooms. Very recommended.
Small swimming pool, BBQ, pool, fast internet connection, and nature everywhere. Great tourist desk, they give you detailed informations about things to do in the area (safari, bird watching, hippo watching, canoe, rent-a-bike, crocodile-park etc)
There are several campgrounds in St. Lucia all adminstered by Kwazulu-Natal Wildlife(KZN Wildlife). The sites are in a pleasant location with plenty of green grass and a bit of a wild feel even though the town is nearby. The site are in close proximaty to the lake and therefore get a lot of hippos roaming around a night as well as the occasional leopard. They are here! Birds are plentyful.
Sugarloaf has electrical hook ups. Both have descent facilites for bathroom and showers.
Apparently these sites really book up during the summer. During the winter there wasn't anyone here.
There is a KZN Wildlife office that administer all bookings located on Pelican Rd. As you go south on McKenzie St. Turn left at the round about just past BiB's and it will 1 km strait ahead.
Look out for the vervet monkeys!
Namib Safari Lodge is a clean secure Self Catering apartment block.
The units come with kitchen, lounge and seperate bedroom.
Will be going back here on my next trip.
Supermarket and Fast Food outlets just around the corner.
BIBs has great facilites and services but can be very loud, and some of the patrons have been quite rude. The music lasts until late at night.
Good value overall.
There are three stoves in this hostel, which is quite rare. Morning walks with William, an excellent guide, are offered for free in the morning. They do beach drop offs and pick up every day as well as a free night drive. They are located right next to the dock where you can take a two hour cruise of the lake system.
They can book trips anywhere in Natal, including Hluhluwe-Imfulozi, Cape Vidal, Whale watching, St. Lucia River boat cruise, and others.
There is a camp ground here as well.
Baz Bus Stop
The location of this camp is excellent, it is in an Coastal Bay which is sheltered, it has Hiking ,Walking, Trails.
You can see Hippos, Crocs, Buffalos and
Dolphins sometimes Whales.
Leatherback Turtles come in the summer to
lay their eggs on the beaches. Also many Birds are to be seen.
There is a designated area to launch Ski boats and there is Fishing and Snorkelling.
This Camp has a Gas Station , a Souvenir Shop and a Variety Store.
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