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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 Activities Rates available at reception


  • 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
  • Generator
  • Activities (rates and bookings at reception)
  • 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
  • Adventure Trail- this 1hr trail gives you a taste of African adventure at Nibela.
  • Enduro Trail these trails take you through the sandy roads of the Nibela community, enjoy the scenery and culture of the peninsula. The trail is 2hrs long.
  • Baby trail this fifteen minute drive for kids between 4 6 year old s (and mom/dad) gives the kiddies a sense of adventure whilst keeping them safe.
  • No under 16 s are allowed to drive a quad bike by themselves
  • No under 6 s can go on the adventure or enduro trails
  • No under 4 s can go on the quad bikes
  • Children under 16 years old sharing a bike with an adult pay 50
  • Two adults sharing a bike will both be charged at full price
  • Helmets are to be worn at all times
  • All trails are led by a Nibela guide
  • Any person found to be driving in a negligent manner will be fined
  • R2500 damage fee will be charged for any damages to the bikes
  • Schedules of boat trip are available through reception and vary in summer and winter
  • Bookings Essential. Life jackets are to be worn at all times by children and non-swimmers
  • Daily Excursions
  • Ferry this 1hr ferry trip leaves from False Bay Reception and takes you straight to Nibela Lake Lodge- here you can partake in many of the daily activities, treat yourself to a spa treatment at the lakeview spa, or simply have lunch and a cocktail. Please note this needs to be booked in advance and a non-refundable deposit paid.
  • Maximum 10 guests.
  • Fishing a 3hr fishing trip with 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 06 00.
  • Maximum 8 guests.
  • Hippo Crocodile Cruise roughly 3hrs, this cruise takes you South of Lane Island where pods of hippo love to wallow. Crocodiles and game can be seen on the banks of the lake. Please bring hats, warm clothing, and sunscreen. Snacks are included.
  • Maximum 8 guests.
  • Joyride roughly 1hr this is a small taste of what the lake has to offer.
  • Maximum 8 guests.
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Schedules of boat trip are available at reception
  • 0-3yrs unfortunately cannot partake and babysitting can be requested
  • 4 11yrs pay 50
  • Roughly 2hrs, embark on our ferry boat for the ultimate evening sunset cruise with an appropriately stocked bar on board enjoy the last hours of the day in style. This cruise
  • is weather dependent.
  • 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 10
  • Schedules of drives are available at reception and vary in summer and winter.
  • Nibela/Sobhengu Birding Tour this 1hr tour takes you around the Kwa Nibela property to explore the birds, animals, fauna and flora.
  • Nibela/Sobhengu Night Drive Explore the life of the Kwa Nibela Peninsula after sunset. Enjoy the call of the bush baby and explore the blanket of stars.
  • Village Tour this 2hr 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 by Nibela Management.
  • Wetlands Expedition- this 3hr excursion takes you to the St Lucia floodplains where a variety of birds gather in the shallow waters.
  • Hluhluwe iMfolozi Big 5 Drive this is an outsourced activity that we can book on your behalf. Please enquire at reception. Please enquire 12hrs in advance as drives are subject to availability.
  • 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
  • Schedules are available at reception and vary in summer and winter.
  • Please ensure you bring hats, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Private Lakeside Picnic A private picnic set up on the lakeside.
  • Private Bush Picnic A private picnic set up on the sunset viewing deck,
  • with a short nature drive in the open game drive vehicle.
  • False Bay View Picnic after


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