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 a myriad of ecosystems. The opportunity to luxuriate in a mosaic of landforms ranging from savannah through to wetland and ocean is truly rare. Perched on the peninsula of Lake St Lucia, Sobhengu 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. From Sobhengu s private boma, guests are afforded the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the abundant birdlife and wildlife in the area. 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 to 6 million years.



035 562 9005

Road A1115

Kwa-Nibela Peninsula







Check-in: 14h00

Check-out: 10h00

Charges: Breakage/Key deposit R450.00 - 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 R450.00 will be refunded. Late penalty fee of R100 will apply for arrivals after 22h00. Please check activities charges. Due to the high running cost of generators a daily generator fuel levy might be applied at the resort to ensure uninterrupted power at your room- Please contact the resort for further information.


  • Kitchen - Oven/Stove, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Cutlery, Crockery, Utensils, Pots, Pans
  • Unit 110 and 112 have Air Conditioning in lounge area only. The rest of the chalets have aircon in the bedrooms.
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Parking
  • WI-FI
  • Strictly no smoking A R500.00 fine will be levied to persons smoking in the units and will be charged on departure


  • Restaurant Seating 30 people (the restaurant is not Halaal)
  • 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
  • Outside Chess
  • Playground Jungle Gym, Swing, Mini Golf
  • Mountain Bike Trails.
  • Guided Birding Walks.
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Note
  • 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.
  • Guided Walks
  • 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 R150pp
  • 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.
  • Two-hour R200pp
  • Three-hour R250pp
  • 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
  • day.
  • R200 a day
  • 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
  • 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. R200pp
  • 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.R200pp
  • Village Tour- this two-hour excursion allows you to experience Kwa Nibela
  • Peninsula and the local community and traditions. A portion of this fee goes
  • into community development projects managed b y Nibela Management.
  • R250pp
  • 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
  • provided. R295pp
  • 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
  • Includes 2 soft drinks per adult 1 per child
  • 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 R450 pp
  • Morning Hippo Cruise- roughly 3 hours, this cruise takes you South of Lane
  • Island where pods of hippo love to wallow, please bring hats, warm clothing
  • and sunscreen.
  • Maximum 8 guests R395 pp
  • Joyride- this two hour cruise takes you around the point of Kwa Nibela
  • Peninsula.
  • Maximum 8 guests R250 pp
  • Bookings Essential
  • 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
  • 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 R120 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
  • Nibela Spa
  • Enjoy a facial, manicure or massage in our Nibela Spa. Let go


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