South Africa is famed for five World Heritage Sites, but the most impressive of all is the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park.
Millions of years of gentle abrasion by wind and water has painstakingly moulded a unique landscape, which harbours the most sensitive and diverse flora and fauna within its myriad of ecosystems.
The opportunity to luxuriate in a mosaic of landforms ranging from savannah through to wetland and ocean is truly rare.
What better way to appreciate the beauty of nature than at Sobhengu Lodge.
Perched on the peninsula of Lake St Lucia, the lodge offers guests a chance to indulge in solitude at its unique, self-catering chalets.
Built above a sand forest, the chalets are hidden among the trees and connected by raised wooden walkways.
This is complemented by the exhilarating views of Lake St Lucia (guests should check on the level of the lake.) From Sobhengu s private boma, guests are afforded the opportunity to take a glimpse of the birds and wildlife.
For the more adventurous, hiking and quad bike trails abound, providing guests with the opportunity to closely inspect the remains of fossilised flora and fauna dating back six million years.
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 and Turtle Tours Sodwana
Horse Riding at False Bay Park
Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserves
Damazulu - living museum captures Zulu customs and traditions, 15 km south of Hluhluwe
Snake and Crocodile Park
Closest town for purposes of 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
Diamond Spa offering massages
Games Room Pool Table, Darts
Swimming Pools x 2 Umbrellas swimming towels available at reception
Playground Trampoline, Jungle Gym, Swing, See-Saw Mini Golf
Mountain Bike Trails Please take own bicycles
Guided Walks 3 trails - Caves, Fossils Birding
Zulu Bakery Fresh bread, rolls and pastries daily
Zulu Dancing On request
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
Birding Walk R150.00 pp 2 Hours Minimum Charge R200.00 - Inside Nibela
Bird Trail, Quad Bike - 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
Cell/Mobile Reception Vodacom
Important Notice to Guests
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
Kitchen - Oven/Stove, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Cutlery, Crockery, Utensils, Pots, Pans
Air Conditioning in lounge area
Daily Cleaning Service
Braai/BBQ - Boma Braai
Bedrooms - All have mosquito nets
Bathrooms - Showers only
Linen/Towels (Bath) Please take own swimming towels
Television SABCTV 1, 2, 3, ETV, DSTV - Selected Channels
Strictly no smoking A R500.00 fine will be levied to persons smoking in the units and will be charged on departure
PLEASE NOTE - Towel change after second day. Should you wish towels to be replaced daily, a R30.00 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 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 -27.98586 Longitude 32.429230
Book In Time
14h00Book Out Time
Fully Self CateringCharges
Breakage/Key deposit R400.00 - 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 R400.00 will be refunded.
Late penalty fee of R100 will apply for arrivals after 22h00.
Please check activities charges.
No Pets Allowed