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Nibela Lake Lodge

Craving a peaceful holiday that s slightly off the beaten track Located in KwaZulu-Natal s iSimangaliso Wetlands Park near Hluhluwe, Nibela Lake Lodge is ideally located to deliver a nature-based holiday with a difference. Few lodges can say that they are located on the cusp of a world heritage site. This area is blessed by the waters of Lake St. Lucia, an estuarine lake system which sustains an abundance of birds and wildlife which proves that you don t have to make your way to the Kruger to see it all. Once you arrive, you will be rewarded with your own private haven in beautifully appointed timber chalets with private balconies and lakeside views, not to mention the background cheer of birds from the surrounding canopy of trees. The main lodge offers an outdoor viewing deck, an ideal spot for sundowners served just before dinner at our Lakeview Restaurant. Venture out to explore the surrounding area of iSimangaliso. Take a boat trip on the lake, go walking, fishing, diving, biking, birding or picnicking. Enjoy game viewing on a day trip to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, or kick back and relax near the pool.



035 562 9005

Road A1115

Kwa-Nibela Peninsula







Check-in: 14h00

Check-out: 10h00

Charges: Breakage/Key deposit R250.00 - the amount will automatically be loaded onto your account on book-in A departure inspection of the unit will take place. If all is in order the R250.00 will be refunded R100.00 Late penalty fee will apply for arrivals after 22h00 Due to the high running cost of generators a daily generator fuel levy might be applied at the resort to ensure uninterrupted power at your room- Please contact the resort for further information.


  • Each thatch chalet has a small lounge area for relaxing
  • An en-suite bathroom with shower
  • Linen/Bath Towels. Please take own swimming towels
  • Mosquito nets over beds
  • Own private wooden viewing deck
  • Dressing Room with table and mirror, hair dryer, laundry bag, Safe
  • Bar Fridge
  • Tea Coffee (stocked daily)
  • Air-Conditioner
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Wi-Fi
  • Strictly no smoking - a R500.00 will be levied to those who smoke in the unit and will be charged on departure.


  • Restaurant Seating 30 people (the restaurant is not Halaal)
  • Breakfast 08h00 - 10h00 Lunch 12h00 - 14h00 Dinner 18h00 - 21h00
  • (last orders 20h30)
  • Lounge Television - DSTV, Library, Board Games viewing deck
  • Ladies Bar Television - DSTV
  • Sundowners at Bush Boma
  • Spa offering facial, manicure or massage.
  • Swimming Pool Umbrellas swimming towels available at reception
  • Outside Chess
  • Playground Jungle Gym, Swing, Mini Golf
  • Mountain Bike Trails.
  • Guided Birding Walks.
  • Bird Hide
  • Zulu Bakery Fresh bread, rolls and pastries daily
  • Curio Shop
  • Zulu Dancing On request
  • Laundry Service
  • Cell/Mobile Reception Vodacom
  • Quad bikes available for hire. Please note that members are not permitted to use their own quad or motorbikes on the resort premises. No exceptions will be made in this regard.
  • Guided Quad Bike Tours
  • Cave Trail- this two-hour trail takes you through a small portion of the community and to Mangazi Cave (full of history from the local tribe). R375pp
  • Adventure Trail- this one hour trail takes you through the local tribal land, enjoy the scenery and the challenge R320pp
  • Note
  • No under 16 s are able to drive a quad bike by themselves
  • Children under 16 years old sharing a bike with an adult pay 50 .
  • No under 6's can go on outside trails.
  • There are 4 bikes for guests.
  • Helmets are to be worn at all times.
  • All trails are led by a Nibela guide.
  • Guided Walks
  • Night Walk- a completely silent experience, when the bush babies, owls and
  • fireflies come out to play. Search the skies for stars and planets with our Orion
  • telescope. One and a half hour R150pp
  • Day Walk- guided by one of our local guides, they are experienced birders
  • and have wonderful knowledge of the fauna and flora of the area. Walks can
  • be customized to your interests whether it be birding, fossils, flora or fauna.
  • Two-hour R200pp
  • Three-hour R250pp
  • Mountain Bike Hire
  • Full day bike hire- take in the picturesque views of Nibela on a mountain bike,
  • some trails are more challenging than others. Bikes can be collected at
  • reception. Please book on arrival. Bikes can be used to a maximum of one full
  • day.
  • R200 a day
  • Helmets are to be worn at all times
  • There are 4 bikes available
  • Please do not ride the bikes off the trails or roads
  • Please do not ride the bikes on the walkways.
  • R400 fee for damages to the bike
  • Guided tour R50pp
  • Includes 2 soft drinks per adult 1 per child
  • Nibela/Sobhengu Birding Tour- this one-hour tour takes you around the Kwa Nibela property to explore the birds, animals, fauna, flora. R200pp
  • Nibela/Sobhengu Night Drive Explore the life of the Kwa Nibela Peninsula
  • after sunset, enjoy the cry of the bush baby and explore the blanket of
  • stars.R200pp
  • Village Tour- this two-hour excursion allows you to experience Kwa Nibela
  • Peninsula and the local community and traditions. A portion of this fee goes
  • into community development projects managed b y Nibela Management.
  • R250pp
  • Floodplain Birding Tour- this three-hour tour takes you to the Lake St Lucia
  • floodplains where flocks of flamingoes and pelicans love to gather, snacks are
  • provided. R295pp
  • All these tours are conducted in an open game drive vehicle Tours are subject to availability.
  • Maximum 10 guests on the game drive vehicle- no exceptions
  • All trails are led by a Nibela guide
  • Book the whole vehicle at R 2900.00 for 3 hours
  • Includes 2 soft drinks per adult 1 per child
  • Fishing- a three-hour fishing trip, fishing rods, bait and tackle provided. Please
  • bring hats and sunscreen. Ideally this should be done in the morning when the
  • water is calm. Trips leave from the jetty at 6am.
  • Maximum 4 guests fishing R450 pp
  • Morning Hippo Cruise- roughly four hours, this cruise takes you South of Lane
  • Island where pods of hippo love to wallow, please bring hats, warm clothing
  • and sunscreen.
  • Maximum 8 guests R395 pp
  • Joyride- this two hour cruise takes you around the point of Kwa Nibela
  • Peninsula.
  • Maximum 8 guests R250 pp
  • Bookings Essential
  • Life jackets are to be worn at all times by children and non-swimmers
  • No hanging over the boat or dangling limbs in the water
  • Maximum guests on the boat is eight
  • Please provide proof of fishing license- you can acquire these at any Post Office
  • Full Day- A little bit of soul therapy, grab a beer and a rod and relax on the shores
  • of Lake St Lucia. Bait can be purchased from reception. Rods can be collected at
  • 3 30pm and dropped off at 3 30pm the next day. R400 charge for damaged/lost rod.
  • Rod Tackle Full Day R120 per rod.
  • Half Day- A little bit of soul therapy, grab a beer and a rod and relax on the shores
  • of Lake St Lucia. Bait can be purchased from reception. Rods can be collected at
  • 3 30pm and dropped off at 10am the next day. R400 charge for damaged/lost rod.
  • Rod Tackle Half Day R80 per rod
  • Nibela Spa
  • Enjoy a facial, manicure or massage in our Nibela Spa. Let go of


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