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 (+-1and a half hours)
Damazulu - living museum captures Zulu customs and traditions, 15 km south of Hluhluwe
Snake and 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.
Games Room Pool Table, Darts
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 R200pp
Floodplains- 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
There are 4 bikes for guests.
Helmets are to be worn at all times.
All trails are led by a Nibela guide.
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
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 R300 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 .
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
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
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