Nibela Lodge is situated on the Nibela Peninsula, within the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (Lake St Lucia), a World Heritage Site one of South Africa s unsurpassed eco-tourism destinations.
The luxury air-conditioned thatched chalets are constructed of timber and interconnected by wooden walkways, which are set among the trees overlooking the lake and unscathed bushveld.
Nibela Lodge is an experience of luxury, privacy and solitude.
The peaceful haven of Nibela with the abundance of animal and birdlife, and spectacular views will revitalize any visitor.
Activities/Facilities Close By
World Heritage SiteResort Facilities/Activities
Deep Sea Fishing/Diving Sodwana Bay less than an hour away - details at Nibela Reception
Whale Turtle Tours Sodwana
Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserves (+-1and a half hours)
Damazulu - living museum captures Zulu customs and traditions, 15 km s south of Hluhluwe.
Snake Crocodile Park
Closest town for supplies/petrol/diesel is Hluhluwe, +- 56km .
Closest Hospital Richards Bay +-135km
Restaurant Seating 30 peopleUnit Facilities
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
Playground Trampoline, Jungle Gym, Swing, Mini Golf
Mountain Bike Trails.
Guided Birding Walks.
Zulu Bakery Fresh bread, rolls and pastries daily
Zulu Dancing On request
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). R300pp
Adventure Trail- this one hour trail takes you through the local tribal land,
enjoy the scenery and the challenge R250pp
Floodplains Trail - this three hour trail takes you to the Lake St Lucia floodplains
where flocks of flamingos and pelicans love to gather R450pp
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.
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 will be dropped at your
room at 4pm and collected at 4pm the next day. R200.00 per a bike
Half 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 7am
and need to be returned by 1pm. R120 per a bike.
Helmets are to be worn at all times
There are 5 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 Birding Walks
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.
BOAT SCENIC TRIPS
Sundowner Cruise- this three-hour cruise takes you around the point of
Kwa Nibela Peninsula to watch an amazing sunset over the lake. Snacks
and one drink of your choice will be provided, if you would like more than
one drink this will be for your own account. Please note the afternoon weather is unpredictable and the water can be rough, please bring hats, warm clothing and sunscreen. Maximum 8 guests R350 pp
Joyride- this one-and-a-half-hour cruise takes you around the point of Kwa Nibela Peninsula were hippo, elephant, buffalo and other game can be seen on the
Western shores of Lake St Lucia Shores. Minimum 4 guests R195 pp
Fishing a three hour fishing trip, fishing rods and tackle provided. Please bring
hats and sunscreen. Ideally this should be done in the morning when the water
is calm. Water will be provided, and other drinks needed will be for your own account. Trips leave from the jetty at 6am. Minimum 2 guests R350 pp
Life jackets are to be worn at all times.
No hanging over the boat or dangling limbs in the water.
Maximum guests on the boat is four.
Kids under 8 years old pay 50 .
ON SHORE FISHING
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 R100 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
Enjoy a facial, manicure or massage in our Nibela Spa. Let go of the stress of
city life and let your body be treated with one of our custom spa massages.
Let the tranquility of the bush rejuvenate your soul as you ease into pure relaxation.
Full menu available in your room and at reception
Important Notice to Members
Water all resorts that are geographically distanced suffer from logistical calamities from time to time (electricity failure pump breakdowns). We try to provide for emergencies best we can (backup generators etc.) and, even if we always do our level best, we can only respond to failures as good as the immediate environment allows
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
Tea Coffee (stocked daily)
Strictly no smoking - a R500.00 will be levied to those who smoke in the unit and will be charged on departure.
It is reccommended that a vehicle with a high ground clearance is used when going to Sobhengu Lodge as the last 20km is untarredGPS Co-ordinates
Follow the route through Bethal, Ermelo and Piet Retief then through Pongola taking the N2 South bound to Hluhluwe
Follow the N2 North bound to Hluhluwe
FROM HLUHLUWE TO NIBELA +-56KM
Please Note The Engen Garage on left at second traffic circle, is the last petrol station, it is suggested that you fill-up.
Travel through Hluhluwe town, at the fourth (4) traffic circle turn left, then follow the R22 Sodwana turn off on right and turn right, over the railway tracks, on to the R22 Sodwana Road
Travel on the R22 Sodwana road for 25.4km before you have to turn right on to L554
Please Note Once you crossed over a long bridge, Mzinene River, after 4km you will find a brown Nibela Lodge sign on left, turn right here on to L554 dirt road, you will immediately find a Green Nibela and Sobhengu sign on your left.
Continue to travel on the L554 dirt road for 4km, until stop sign, where road splits into three. Turn right on to L542 road passing through the Nibela tuck shop and local bottle store, you will find a Green Nibela and Sobhengu sign on left shortly after right turn.
Travel on the L542 for 5km to the T - junction and turn right on to the D675 at the Green Nibela and Sobhengu sign.
Travel on the D675 for 13km, until the road ends at the Nibela and Sobhengu gate.
Please phone Reception 035 562 9005 should you get lost along the way, alternatively phone 071-100-8886 in case of emergency
The GPS co-ordinates to the Lodge are below. It is not advisable to use a GPS because they want to direct you in a straight line from Hluhluwe over the lake and most guests gets lost using the co-ordinates
Latitude -27.971716 Longitude 32.436761
Book In Time
14h00Book Out Time
Dinner, Bed Breakfast inclusiveCharges
Non-self catering - please note that there are no self catering units at Nibela Lodge
Breakage/Key deposit R250.00 - the amount will automatically be loaded onto your account on book-inPets
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
No Pets Allowed