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

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Lidiko Lodge is a TGCSA 4 STAR lodge situated in the village of St Lucia, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, surrounded by the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (?iSimangaliso Wetland Park?), an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Set above the Great St Lucia Lake, on a coastal dune and with lovely views of the lake, accommodation in the well-appointed 16 garden lodges is provided on a bed & breakfast basis. Being within walking distance of all the restaurants in the village, dinner is only served by prior arrangement for groups. Sandwiches, scrumptious cakes, crisp salads and drinks are served all day on the dining deck or outdoor lounge area.

The main building of the lodge is one of the first buildings that was erected in St Lucia and with its thatch, oozes an Old World Zululand charm. The main building houses the reception area, an art gallery showcasing the best of the local artists and crafters, a small library for guests, a wireless hotspot as well as the dining deck with views of the Great St Lucia Lake. The main building leads to the tropical pool area and the rooms. The park like gardens and outdoor lounge of the lodge is ideal for bird watching, conversation or just to enjoy quite time. The pool is ideal to cool off or to do some sun soaking on the loungers round the pool. The lodge offers a range of traditional massages. The massage table is set up in the guest?s room for ultimate privacy and relaxation.

Lidiko Lodge is centrally situated in St Lucia and within 5 minutes walking distance from all the restaurants, craft market, walking trails and main attractions. Lidiko Lodge is the ideal venue to visit the surrounding wetlands, big 5 game parks as well as pristine beaches. It is a safe haven for joggers, cyclists and walkers. It is also the only known village with hippos roaming the streets at night.

The lodge has 15 garden rooms of which 12 are standard double/twin lodges, a family unit (sleeping 4 pax) and 2 family lodges (each sleeping 3 pax) as well as a cottage sleeping 6 ? 8 pax. There is on site parking.
The lodges are decorated in a contemporary Afro-Colonial style and fitted with a bar fridge, wall safe, television, hairdryer and complimentary coffee and tea tray. They are spacious, fully air conditioned and en-suite (with a bath and shower). Each lodge has its own patio with patio furniture and private entrance. All the lodges overlook the pool area or lodge gardens.

ACCOMMODATION

TWIN / DOUBLE LODGES
The 12 fully air conditioned luxury double/twin garden lodges are built around the tropical pool area. These spacious rooms, decorated in a contemporary Afro-Colonial style, all have a private entrance and private patio that leads onto the pool area.
The spacious bathrooms are en-suite, have a separate shower and bath, a big vanity area and are fitted with fluffy white towels and toiletries.
The rooms have either two twin beds or a king size bed, two easy chairs; a remote controlled color TV; a hairdryer; personal safe; bar fridge; crisp white linen as well as a complimentary tea & coffee making facility with accompanying biscuits or rusks.

FAMILY UNIT
The family unit consists of two rooms and two bathrooms with an inter-leading door between the two rooms. It has a private patio and own entrance and is also decorated in a contemporary Afro-Colonial style.
The bathrooms each have a shower, vanity and toilet and are fitted with fluffy white towels and toiletries.
The one room has a double bed and the adjoining room has two single beds, all made up with crisp white linen. The unit has a remote controlled color TV; a hairdryer; bar fridge, personal safe as well as a complimentary tea & coffee-making facility with accompanying rusks or biscuits. The unit is ideal for a family of four where there are 2 children aged between 6 and 12.

FAMILY LODGE
The 2 family rooms which also serve as triple rooms are ideal for 3 adults traveling together or 2 adults with a child. It consists of a huge thatched rondavel type room with an en-suite bathroom. It is part of the original colonial building and also has a private entrance and patio overlooking the gardens towards the Great St Lucia Lake.

The room has 3 beds made up with crisp white linen, two easy chairs, a remote controlled color television, bar fridge; hairdryer; complimentary tea and coffee making facility and accompanying rusks or biscuits.

COTTAGE
The cottage is ideal for a family of more than four people traveling together. It consists of 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, a private lounge, dining room and self contained kitchen.

ACTIVITIES

The following activities can be arranged from the lodge:
World Heritage Tours (full day);
Early morning kayaking on Estuary (2-3 hours);
Horse riding on the beach (1 - 2 hours) or in the Park (1 hour ? full day);
Lake cruises on the Great St Lucia Lake (2 hours);
Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Safaris;
Whale watching from a boat (1 June - 1 November);
Night drives into the Wetland Park (and turtle tours 1 Nov ? 28 Feb);
Deep-sea fishing from a ski boat;
Cultural village tours;
Walking trails;
Golf;
Guided birding and cycling.

DIRECTIONS

From Gauteng
St Lucia is 620 km from Pretoria. Take the N4 highway to Maputo and just past Middelburg turn off to Hendrina and from there proceed to Ermelo, Piet Retief, Pongola and pass Mkuze and Hluhluwe on the N2 till you get to the Mtubtuba and St Lucia turn off to the left, onto the R618. After approximately 3 km you will reach a T-junction where you turn left, still on the R618, and proceed to St Lucia.

From Durban
St Lucia is 250 km from Durban. Follow the N2 north and turn of at Mtubathuba onto the R618. Follow the road signs to St Lucia.

From Kruger Park via Swaziland
Enter Swaziland ate the nearest border and exit at the Golela border gate.Follow the N2, pass Mkuze, Hluhluwe and turn of at Mtubatuba onto the R618. Follow the road signs to St Lucia.

On entering the village
Cross the bridge into St Lucia, turn right into McKenzie Street and carry on for 800m to where you will find us on the left.

In Room Facilities:

Air-conditioning; Television; Barfridge; En-suite bathroom (seperate bath and shower); Twin or King beds; Wall-mounted safe; Wardrobe; Private patio; seating (indoor and outdoor); Garden setting

Area Information:

St Lucia Estuary (town) forms part of the greater iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Property Facilities:

Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (iSimangaliso Wetland Park) consisting of five major eco systems and an abundance of bird and animal life surrounds the village of St Lucia.

The Great st Lucia lake, stretching over 68km, making it the largest estuarine system in the world and home to approximately 1000 Hippos and 2000 Crocodiles.

Pristine sandy beaches and the warm Indian Ocean is within close proximity to Lidiko Lodge.

Hluhluwe - Imfolozi Big five game park is 45 minutes drive from the lodge.

The following activities can be arranged from the lodge:
World Heritage Tours (full day);
Early morning kayaking on Estuary (2-3 hours);
Horse riding on the beach (1 - 2 hours) or in the Park (1 hour ? full day);
Lake cruises on the Great St Lucia Lake (2 hours);
Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Safaris;
Whale watching from a boat (1 June - 1 November);
Night drives into the Wetland Park (and turtle tours 1 Nov ? 28 Feb);
Deep-sea fishing from a ski boat;
Cultural village tours;
Walking trails;
Golf;
Guided birding and cycling.

Attractions:

Big 5 Game viewing; Snorkeling; Boating; Turtle Tours; Whale watching; Beches; Cultural Experiences; Hiking; Birding; Fishing; Deep Sea Fishing; Nature; Relaxation; Swimming; Night drives

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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
Rajesh
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