Nibela Lodge: Far North Coast, Kwa Zulu Natal - KwaZulu Natal

2BR 4/4 9 100 8 700 8 200 7 400 7 000 7 800 0 4 900 3 700 3 300
HU 2/2 - Double Bed 5 600 5 400 5 000 4 500 4 200 4 700 0 3 900 2 900 2 500
HU 2/2 - Twin Beds 5 600 5 400 5 000 4 500 4 200 4 700 0 3 900 2 900 2 500

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 Site
Deep Sea Fishing/Diving Sodwana Bay less than an hour away - details at Nibela Reception
Whale Turtle Tours Sodwana
Ilala Weavers
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

Resort Facilities/Activities

Restaurant Seating 30 people
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 massages
Games Room Pool Table, Darts
Swimming Pool Umbrellas swimming towels available at reception
Outside Chess
Playground Trampoline, Jungle Gym, Swing, Mini Golf
Mountain Bike Trails Please take own bicycles
Guided Walks Caves, Fossils Birding etc.
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
Quad Bike Trails under 16 not permitted to drive
Fossil Trail R200.00 per person, under 16 years surcharge of R100.00
Cave Trail R300.00 per person, under 16 years surcharge of R100.00
Bird Trail R450.00 per person, under 16 years surcharge of R100.00
Combo Trail (Fossils Caves) R450.00 per person, under 16 years surcharge of R100.00.
Birding - Walk R150.00 per person, min charge of R200.00 (Inside Nibela)
Birding - Walk R250.00 per person (Outside with own car)

BOAT SCENIC TRIPS (CANCELLED, until further notice, due to drought)
Max 8 guests per trip including children
Monday - Sunday R95.00 per person for 1 hour
Drinks of guests choice in cooler-box and to be charged to guests account

BOAT FISHING TRIPS (CANCELLED, until further notice, due to drought)
Max 4 Guests per trip including children
4 hours R250.00 per adult and R100.00 per child under 12
Drinks of guests choice in cooler-box and to be charged to guests account
R50 for bait for guests account
Rods available for free if on boat
Rod Hire R50.00 per day (if not on boat)

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

Unit Facilities

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)
Ceiling Fan
Television SABCTV 1, 2, 3, ETV, DSTV - Selected Channels
Strictly no smoking - a R500.00 will be levied to those who smoke in the unit and will be charged on departure.

PLEASE NOTE Towel change after every two nights. Should you wish towels to be replaced daily, a R15.00 per towel charge will be added to your account.
We have a green resort and have water restrictions. Please help US help OUR environment.


It is reccommended that a vehicle with a high ground clearance is used when going to Sobhengu Lodge as the last 20km is untarred

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


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

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude -27.971716 Longitude 32.436761

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Dinner, Bed Breakfast inclusive
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-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


No Pets Allowed


Nibela Peninsula


Far North Coast


Telephone Number

035 562 9005

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