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 people (the restaurant is not Halaal)Unit 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). R375pp
Adventure Trail- this one hour trail takes you through the local tribal land,
enjoy the scenery and the challenge R320pp
Floodplains Trail - this three hour trail takes you to the Lake St Lucia floodplains
where flocks of flamingos and pelicans love to gather R540pp
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.
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 R175pp
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.
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
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
OPEN GAME VEHICLE EXCURSIONS
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 R215pp.
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 with our telescope R215pp.
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
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
BOAT SCENIC TRIPS
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
Sunrise Game viewing Cruise- this three-hour cruise takes you around the
point of Kwa Nibela Peninsula, Game viewing along the shores of Kwa Nibela
Peninsula please bring hats, warm clothing and sunscreen. Maximum 8
guests R430 pp
Sundowner Cruise- this three-hour cruise takes you around the point of Kwa
Nibela Peninsula to watch an amazing sunset over the lake. Snacks are
provided. Please note the afternoon weather is unpredictable and the water
can be rough, please bring hats, warm clothing and sunscreen. Maximum 8
guests R430 pp
Joyride- this one-and-a-half-hour cruise takes you around the point of Kwa
Nibela Peninsula. Maximum 8 guests R265 pp
Half day Explore- this five-hour explorer cruise takes you to various areas on
Lake St Lucia. Stop for a spot of fishing if you would like, or just enjoy the
scenery and peacefulness of the lake. Guests can be treated to hippo, crocs,
elephant, buffalo and much more. Snacks are provided. Please note the
afternoon weather is unpredictable and the water can be rough, please bring
hats, warm clothing and sunscreen. Minimum 4 guests R650 pp
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
Fishing a three hour fishing trip, fishing rods and
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 recommended 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