St Lucia Wilds Cottages  Verified Listing

South Africa - Elephant Coast St Lucia KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
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Member since: 4 Nov. 2014

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Full Kitchen
Private Bathroom
Pets are not allowed
Selected DSTV Channels
Own decoder for DSTV
Wardrobe or closet
Bath towels
Horse Riding
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Outdoor furniture
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Game Drives
Hiking/Walking trails
Fire extinguishers
Safety Deposit Box
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
No smoking
Serviced Daily

Property is located in the main street away from the busy town centre, still within walking distance to shops etc.
Garden houses are set in a rustic, natural wildlife, tranquil garden setting on the the lake/reed side (sorry no views).
All units have access to the lake/reed side garden and swimming pool via a communal path through the premises. Here you can enjoy the front garden environment scattered view of the reeds/lake, relax on a lounger chair under the trees or cool down in the swimming pool. The garden is visited by Vervet monkeys, Banded mongoose, buck,tree squirrels, many birds and sometimes the hippos at night.

Cottages are individually creatively styled, standard, comfortable and homely, very well equipped, clean and neat. Our garden units are comprised of 3 adjoining units, ground level, with 1 or 2 bedrooms per unit, own bathroom and open plan kitchen-dining-lounge area. One aircon per unit. Bathroom with curtained shower, basin toilet and bath.
Each cottage have an own braai area with garden furniture separated by plants.
The cottages were built in 1987. Owners living onsite since 1980 and are ready to share about this area. On site is also an in-house Fine Art Gallery and art and craft studio. Visitors can put own hand to painting or craft project whilst enjoying cake of the day and coffee.

In Room Facilities:

Each cottage has own garden area separated by plants with own braai and garden furniture. Fully equipped kitchen, washing line and pegs. Each bedroom with closet and dressing table. Single bed bedroom with aircon double bed bedroom with a ceiling fan. Linen, bath towel and kitchen towels provided. Own television with hotel package channels. Dining table and lounge chairs.

Area Information:

An eco-tourist paradise. Sub-tropical climate with warm 10-15° winter nights and hot very humid summer days up to 40°+. Warm all year round, peaking in summer. Year-round rainfall. No malaria area but we always have mosquitoes so non-drug repellent is advised.
We use bottled water for drinking and river/borehole water for other and we have flush sewerage systems.
Protection against the sun is essential.
We share our living space with wild animals.
We have sea, dune, vegetated dunes and dune forest, grass veld, marsh land, coastal forest and swamps, also lake systems and pans. What to bring to St Lucia Wilds: Food, toiletries, Swimming towels, Insect repellent, sunscreen, Emergency light (torch), Wood / charcoal and firelighters, drinking water. Beaches are unprotected, no shark nets, no lifeguards, rip and side currents. In town we have 3 small supermarket shops, coffee shops, many restaurants, petrol/gas stations, police station, 2 laundromats, 1 pharmacy/drug store. Many curio and beach clothing shops, liquor stores, fruit market, Avis/Budget car rental, Photo Shop, First National Bank branch with ATM, other bank ATM machines around town and a post office.

Property Facilities:

On the lake side is an outdoor swimming pool and paved area with garden furniture. Fence not child proof. The large garden area towards lake is where you can relax on a lounger in the sun or shade. For small children we have ground floor child hide with toys. Bird watching the entire property. Parking is on site at carports area, 1 bay per cottage undercover. Book exchange/borrow at reception.


The town of St Lucia is uniquely set inside a World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, an ideal base to experience our unspoilt natural heritage in one of the oldest, most diverse reserves in the world. Outdoor Activities and Things to do: Boat Cruises on the lake, Bicycle tours (bring own or rent), ride around town or in the nature reserve area. Hiking & walking trails, self or guided. Game Watching in the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve, self or guided 65-90km from here. Horse Rides (Beach and/or Bush) - guided, Kayaking on the lake - guided, Night Drives (into Wetland Park 8-11pm) - guided. Visit Cape Vidal/Mission Rocks. Picnic/snorkel/game drive/fishing/birding/hiking with guide. Seasonal Whale Watching and Turtle Tours, Swimming in the sea or swimming pool.


Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Self Catering
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Check-in 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
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Xolile Banda
04 January 2021

St Lucia Wilds is such a nice, quiet and child friendly place. The owner of the place, Emelda, lives on the premises and she is such a friendly lady. My family and I really enjoyed our stay, will definitely go back once the country is open again.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Perine Pieterse
04 March 2019

Very quiet and relaxing with the forest right next door for walks. Definitely will go back. Very friendly hostess and really made our stay special.

Superb. 5 out of 5
24 August 2018

Imelda was extremely kind and welcoming. She gave us lots of advice. The house is nice and very spacious. The outdoor setting (private and communal gardens) is great. It has even a tree house! The house is fully equipped and includes daily services.

Superb. 5 out of 5
05 August 2018

Peace and Hippos
The end of a quiet road at the edge of town but because St Lucia is not very big, restaurants, supermarkets etc are in walking distance. On our first night there we encountered a Hippo grazing just 20m from the gate. The full kitchen and braai were well equipped. The bed was comfortable. The owner lives on site and is very knowledgeable about the highlights in the St Lucia area and she was very friendly.
The tv is a bit small but hey, who wants to watch tv when there is so much more to do.

Superb. 5 out of 5
27 May 2018

Quiet location but close to town. Friendly and helpful hosts.

Superb. 5 out of 5
13 May 2018

Ons het 'n heerlike wintervakansie gehad. Net jammer 1 week is so kort! Sal beslis weer soontoe gaan!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sissie Matela
16 April 2018

Our flatlet was very clean and spacious. Thank you Imelda and your family for always being on hand to assist with whatever we need. You were all so amazing, your dad an your husband especially when my car battery went dead. All of you were amazing despite the water and power difficulties experienced by the town, you always made a plan. My family and I will definitely return!

Thank you kindly!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Beatriz Garcia
11 March 2018

Great find
The place is beautifully built though it needs a bit of refurbishing by now. The house was airy and very spacious. There is plenty of space for a large group. The location is really good for spotting hippos and going on walks. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a lot of useful information provided to guests in the house which make for an interesting read to gain some insight into St. Lucia. The place was quiet and very pleasant. I would definitely stay there again.

Superb. 5 out of 5
09 March 2018

We would like to thank you guys for your hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay at your flats.
Thank you.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Hannah Stronks
04 March 2018

Wonderful place to stay!
Wow biggest accommodation ever! Very well equipped for self catering and good air-con. And very clean and that for a really good price. Good located but also quiet. Lovely host with good tips and help activities in neighbourhood. Would definitely stay here again!
Everything was perfect.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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St Lucia Reviews

Dalene Crawford
16 February 2021

The peaceful and safe area, very friendly town. Unspoilt nature. Lovely restuarants.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Karin Basel
16 February 2021

Game reserve and Hippy trip.

Superb. 5 out of 5
27 January 2021

Beautiful Beaches!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ashay Baijnath
10 November 2020

Cleanliness and the game park.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ashina Dorasami
02 March 2020

I just love St Lucia, the beauty of nature, the bountiful wild life and breathtaking sunsets. It is a safe little town, where you can stroll without worrying about safety.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ranjeetha Hirawan
03 April 2019

The wildlife and beautiful landscape in St Lucia.

Superb. 5 out of 5
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