Main house building around 1938 with some original features still in use. The cottages were built in 1987. Owners living onsite since 1980. Property is located in the main street away from the busy town centre, still within walking distance to shops etc. Cottages are set in a natural, tranquil garden on the banks of the lake. All units have access to the lakeside garden and swimming pool via a communal path through the premises. Cottages have no view of the lake. You can enjoy the front garden scattered view of the reeds/lake, relax on a lounger chair under the trees or cool down in the swimming pool. We have own garden bird list. We provide info and map of this area. On the premises is a swimming pool and tree house with slide for small children. The garden is visited by Vervet monkeys, Banded mongoose, Red Duiker, Bush buck, tree squirrels, many birds and sometimes the hippos at night. We offer holiday accommodation, with owner family living on the property. Cottages are individually 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.
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 tree house with slide and furniture. Bird watching the entire property. Parking is on site at carports area, 1 bay per cottage undercover. Book exchange/borrow at reception.
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 ATM machines - Standard Bank, Nedbank, Absa and post office.
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.
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. Fishing: Deep Sea, Surf, Rock, Lake, Fly and drop shot. 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.