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St Lucia is a tiny town on the East coast of Africa, in the north east of Zululand near the Mozambique border about 3 hours north of Durban by car. The scenery around the town is... Show more

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108 accommodation listings in St Lucia. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Perna Perna St Lucia

Apartment in St Lucia

Perna Perna is the perfect place to come to rest, relax and rejuvenate. These two and three bedroom apartments all ha...

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Braai Area
TV

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R900.0

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Little Eden St Lucia

Apartment in St Lucia

Little Eden St Lucia is a 4 Star Establishment who offers Up Market and Beautifully Decorated Self Catering Accommoda...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Internet access
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R790.0

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Maputaland Guest House

Guest House in St Lucia

A family owned and run Bed & Breakfast, we offer Air-conditioned en-suite rooms, decorated with a true African atmosp...

Swimming Pool
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WiFi
Laundry facilities

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R750.0

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The Palms Holiday Flats

Self Catering in St Lucia

St Lucia Palms is in the heart of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, the first World Heritage Site in South Africa. S...

Swimming Pool
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Full Kitchen
Braai Area
WiFi
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R720.0

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Monzi Safari Lodge

Game Lodge in St Lucia

The property currently consists of three log cabins. Two are 3 bedroom units and 1 is a 2 bedroom unit.

Swimming Pool
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R1150.0

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Forest Villas

Bed and Breakfast in St Lucia

Forest Villas is an upmarket Lodge which will be opening its doors in 2017 in the town of St Lucia, iSimangaliso worl...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R910.0

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Pelican's Nest Holiday Home St Lucia

Holiday Home in St Lucia

Pelican's nest St Lucia is a beautifully decorated, spacious, comfortable and relaxing, three bedroom, two bathroom, ...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Pet Friendly
Aircon

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R1500.0

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Sunset Lodge Log Cabins

Self Catering in St Lucia

Our luxurius log cabins have decks on which you can sit and relax while you enjoy our famouse African sunsets as well...

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R995.0

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Umlilo Lodge

Guest House in St Lucia

Our accommodation is compromised of 12 air conditioned en suite rooms all equipped with refrigerators, hair dryers, t...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
Bar
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV

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R2900.0

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Flamingo Holiday Flats

Self Catering in St Lucia

Self catering, fully equipped and fully serviced duplex flats. Upstairs has two bedrooms and one bathroom with bath a...

Swimming Pool
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TV
Braai Area
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R900.0

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The Cane Cutter Estate

Self Catering in St Lucia

The Cane Cutter Estate Monzi is 17 km before St Lucia is just a few kilometres from the N2, on the North Coast of Nat...

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R250

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Beach House at 22

Chalet in St Lucia

Welcome to Beach House at 22. This fully furnished self-catering chalet is located in the secure Manzini Chalets comp...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R900

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The Bridge Apartment 14

Apartment in St Lucia

The Bridge Apartments offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, and provides cable TV, daily cleaning service, laundry an...

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R1200.0

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Parkers Cottages

Bed and Breakfast in St Lucia

The fully en-suite guest cottages each have two bedrooms, air conditioning, secure parking and are fully serviced. Se...

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Aircon
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Parking on Premises
Bar

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R800.0

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Monzi Safaris

Backpackers in St Lucia

Monzi Safaris Tented Camp offers luxury tented accommodation in St Lucia. There is an outdoor swimming pool and large...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
Braai Area
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R735.0

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The Bridge Apartment 10

Apartment in St Lucia

The Bridge Apartments offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, and provides cable TV, daily cleaning service, laundry an...

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R1200.0

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15 The Bridge Holiday Resort

Apartment in St Lucia

The Bridge 15 is a lovely 3-bedroom self-catering unit located in a secure complex on the banks of the St Lucia Estua...

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Full Kitchen
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DSTV

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R1295.0

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Sandpiper Guest House

Guest House in St Lucia

We have 4 comfortable en-suites; air-conditioned double rooms and 1 family room. We got 1 standard double / twin roo...

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R950.0

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Leopard Corner Guest House

Bed and Breakfast in St Lucia

Leopard Corner features 6 spacious, en suite rooms, a full, made-to-order Continental and English breakfast menu, a p...

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Braai Area
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R1200.0

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ST LUCIA@The Bridge Holiday Resort

Apartment in St Lucia

Looking for a retreat on KZN's North Coast? St Lucia @ The Bridge is the perfect venue. The Bridge offers a serene an...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Aircon

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R750

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Rhino Coast Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast in St Lucia

Our en-suite double room has a queen bed, and is complete with a shower and a bath.
Our twin rooms have two single be...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
TV
Braai Area
DSTV
Full Kitchen
Internet access

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R910.0

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St Lucia Livingston Lodge

Bed and Breakfast in St Lucia

The lodge has 5 suites with en-suite bathrooms (toilet, hand basin and shower). Each suite has a double/twin bed/s, F...

Swimming Pool
Fireplace
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
TV
WiFi
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R1200.0

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68 The Bridge Holiday Resort

Apartment in St Lucia

The Bridge 68 is a lovely 1-bedroom self-catering unit located in a secure complex on the banks of the St Lucia Estua...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
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R895.0

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St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge

Guest House in St Lucia

The lodge features six luxury air-conditioned suites, each with its own private patio overlooking the tropical estate...

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R920.0

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Lake St Lucia Lodge

Self Catering in St Lucia

NOTE : Free WI-FI available

Property overlooking the Estuary.

We do not serve any meals.

Walking distance from s...

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Full Kitchen

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R810.0

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Fishermans Flat

Self Catering in St Lucia

Gorgeous flatlet and house in the heart of Zululand, ideal accommodation for fisherman and families, within walking d...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Aircon

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R1000.0

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Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat

Bed and Breakfast in St Lucia

Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat is nestled in the beautiful village of St Lucia, the only village in Southern Africa ...

Swimming Pool
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Aircon
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R1430.0

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Ingwenya Lodge

Cottage in St Lucia

The property borders the nature reserve with a view of both the sea and the estuary, a very unique privilege in St Lu...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
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Aircon
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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R900.0

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The Bridge Holiday Apartments

Apartment in St Lucia

The Bridge Apartments are located on the main street of St Lucia and situated along the banks of the St Lucia estuary...

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Full Kitchen
TV
Braai Area
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DSTV

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Ndlovu Chalet St Lucia

Chalet in St Lucia

This chalet is located in a resort in St Lucia, in KwaZulu Natal.

The chalet is a 4-6 bedroom self-catering unit w...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R400

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St Lucia Reviews

Kathy Naylor
24 October 2018

Driving round to see hippos and bush babies at night in St Lucia (take a powerful torch!)

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anari de Wet
08 October 2018

Most beautiful nature reserves and beaches.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Linda Westlake
27 August 2018

St Lucia is a friendly, welcoming place. We all felt safe at all times.

Superb. 5 out of 5

More info about St Lucia

St Lucia is a tiny town on the East coast of Africa, in the north east of Zululand near the Mozambique border about 3 hours north of Durban by car. The scenery around the town is lush tropical vegetation and wetlands, with beautiful beaches along the coastline. It is surrounded by absolutely gorgeous peaceful panoramic landscapes that have been preserved, and is a wildlife paradise.

The town is in the St. Lucia Wetlands Park, a World Heritage Site, and hence attracts many foreign tourists due to its international importance as one of the last natural protected wetlands on the planet. This beautiful remote reserve has 280 kilometers of natural undisturbed coastline along the Indian Ocean, and is a vast, almost 3300 square kilometer park. The vegetation ranges from wetlands, savannah and forests to ancient dunes. St Lucia is the only nearby town. Hippos, rhinos, zebras and leopards are among the many wild animals wandering about the park.

Things to do

There is a surprising amount to do around this peaceful and serene town. There are a few art and craft shops,some excellent restaurants and pubs, convenience shops and the fruit and vegetable market. The town centre is small and relaxed.The warm Indian ocean along the wide beaches is great for swimming and snorkeling all year round. ( Preferably not in the lakes with the crocs and hippos. )

The main attraction of St.Lucia was originally deep sea fishing for South African sportsmen. It is a superb fishing resort for surf, fly and spear fishing too. Speed boats are available and there are marlin, dorado etc to fish for.There are river boat cruises for sightings of crocodiles and hippos on the lakes. Whale watching is from August till December.

There are many Scenic Drives to take nearby in the park, to enjoy the wonderful views and pure fresh air, to watch wild animals roaming about the wetlands, and explore around the vast lakes and exquisite untouched beaches . The lakes are full of bird life.

The world famous Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game reserves, and Cape Vidal, are also within easy driving distance.

There are wonderful long stretches of beautiful pristine deserted beaches to walk along, and explore the extraordinary ancient dunes as well as go for hikes and safaris through the reserve. The experience of a safe environment in natural landscape with wild animals wandering about is a unique experience for international tourists.

 

Where to eat

Several restaurants are in the main road of the town. Naturally they specialise in seafood , such as Braza restaurant; with a Portuguese style of cuisine being so close to the Mozambique border.

If you’re looking for a more relaxed, family-friendly environment then head to Alfredo’s for lunch or dinner. This family-run restaurant offers some of the best Italian food around, and an occasional South African dish.

Breathtaking views and divine bistro-style food await you at Fur Elize. Located right on the edge of the estuary, diners can enjoy their meal surrounded by the natural beauty of St. Lucia.

For a taste of the countryside, PB’s Deli and Bistro is the place to go. Enjoy fresh baked breads at breakfast, tasty comfort food for lunch and choose (or have them all) between delicious cakes for tea.

There is also the Fisherman’s Restaurant and Pub and the St.Lucia Ski Boat Club for those wanting to dig into delicious seafood platters, and good old pub fare. Many of the guesthouses have excellent catering for their visitors too.

There is also a large market place selling pineapples, bananas and the tropical fruit that grows in the area. There is a fairly good grocery shop with basic supplies but if going for self -catering or camping it would be best to stock up at Richards Bay along the way.

Where to stay

There is plentiful accommodation in St. Lucia from where to enjoy the beauty of the wetlands. While St. Lucia might be on the small side, it’s choice in accommodation is not. Guesthouses: Relaxed and idyllic, these offer a personal touch and most of them look out onto large tropical gardens and trees, with swimming pools.

Guestlodges: A more luxurious option, these small personalised lodges offer everything you could want. The gorgeous gardens border the wetlands and monkeys and duikers run around freely. At night hippos sometimes stroll through the streets, drinking out of the swimming pools.

Hotels: For all the basic comforts, and luxury amenities, the hotels in the area are perfect to set up base and then head off exploring.

Self- Catering: There are many self-catering options in St. Lucia, many with gorgeous ocean views. They are top choice for most families.

Transport

St Lucia is about 250 kilometers north of Durban, about a 3 hour trip from King Shaka airport. There are also two small airports, one in Richards Bay and one near Hluhluwe for visitors coming in small planes.

Car: It is an easy, pleasant drive up the N2 Highway from Durban, through South Africa's main timber farming areas, with very little traffic.

Taxis/cabs: There are taxi services available in St. Lucia. These tend to be quite pricey if you intend to travel further that a few kilometers in them.

 

Did You Know

St. Lucia is sometimes muddled with the suburb La Lucia in Durban, or spelt St Lucia, st. lusa, or even St. Lusia

St. Lucia was originally named by Portuguese sailors shipwrecked there in 1554 .They settled next to the estuary, which leads inland to a vast string of lakes which they originally mistook for more sea, and their descendants are still there now , nearly 500 years later.

St. Lucia only as a residential population of 1000 people, but in the summer it has approximately 10 000 visitors daily from all over the world.

The 2nd highest vegetated sand dune range in the world towers over the St. Lucia wetlands and beaches, only overshadowed by the dunes on Frazer Island.