South African Lodges

Zululand & St Lucia Wetland Lodges

Suburbs within Zululand & St Lucia Wetland

Jozini Dam

Jozini Tiger Lodge And Spa

The lodge is on the banks of beautiful Lake Jozini, approximately 3 hours drive north of Durban in South Africa's picturesque KwaZulu-Natal province. Jozini Tiger Lodge is ideal for both leisure and corporate guests looking for a hotel with excellent...

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  1 Main Road, Jozini, 3969

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

The Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safari is between the wildlife rich Hluhluwe Game Reserve. The great Isimangaliso, St Lucia Wetland is a short drive away. The hotel has comfortable accommodation, delicious cuisine combined with leisure and business faciliti...

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  104 Main Road, Hluhluwe, 3960

Biyela Lodge

A visit to the Biyela Lodge, Kwazulu-Natal, situated overlooking the breathtaking vista of the White iMfolozi River in the Umfolozi Game Reserve is going to ensure you will want to return! Staying in a luxurious suite, overlooking the impressive cliff vie...

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  uMfolozi Reserve

Emdoneni Lodge

The Emdoneni Lodge and Game Farm in Hluhluwe KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, offers guests comfortable safari lodge accommodation in chalets and rondavels. Guests may sample the delights of true South African hospitality and cuisine. Emdoneni Lodge won t...

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  Emdoneni Farm, District Road 123, Hluhluwe, 3960

Falaza Game Park and Spa

Neighbouring the World Heritage Site of St Lucia, the four-star Falaza Game Park and Spa is in proximity to the famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which is home to the 'Big Five' as well as the fascinating corals of Sodwana Bay. This privately owne...

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  Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Greater St Lucia Wetland

Gooderson Bushlands Game Lodge

The Gooderson Bushlands Safari Lodge near Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, is a three-star establishment geared to ensuring that guests may relax and enjoy all that this comfortable lodge offers regarding facilities, service and activities. The emphasis in the ar...

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  Lot H99, Bushlands Rd, Hluhluwe

Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge

Nearby to the small town of Hluhluwe, guests seeking a traditional African experience will find DumaZulu Lodge, styled on the culture of the Zulu people who predominate in this lush corner of the country. Staying in authentic huts with modern amenities, g...

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  Lot H29, Bushlands Rd, Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe River Lodge

The lodge is approximately 3 hours away from Durban, and 7 hours from Johannesburg situated on the border of the renowned iSimangaliso Wetland Park, the Hluhluwe River Lodge offers guests a beautiful retreat and base from which to explore the many attract...

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  Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Greater St Lucia Wetland

Leopard Mountain Lodge

The four-star Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge is a highly beautiful safari lodge situated in the strikingly beautiful Zululand Rhino Reserve, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal. Based on a protected area for endangered species, this lodge offers impressive vistas of ...

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  D464, Zululand Rhino Reserve, Hluhluwe

Leopard Walk Lodge

The Leopard Walk Lodge is beautifully located on South Africa's scenic Elephant Coast near Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal. Staying at the Elephant Coast provides travellers with the close proximity of the 'Big Five' Hluhluwe Game Reserve and being able to enjoy ...

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  Hluhluwe, Elephant Coast of Zululand

Mthembu Lodge

Be ready to feel unreservedly spoilt by staying at Mthembu Lodge, on the Umfolozi Game Reserve, in KwaZulu-Natal with stunning views and equally as luxurious as, its close by, sister lodge Biyela Lodge. Lifted higher off the river than its sister its pano...

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  uMfolozi Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve nestles in the lush KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. The most popular lodges on the reserve Forest Lodge, Mountain Lodge and Vlei Lodge. Phinda is in the Mkuze Game Reserve and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, which is a...

  Phinda Game Reserve, Greater St Lucia Wetland, North Uthungulu, 3936

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

The Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge nestles in the wildlife rich Hluhluwe iMfolozi Reserve of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. With its 4 star rating, the safari lodge provides stylish and spacious accommodation, delicious cuisine combined with an exciting...

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  Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park

Rhino River Lodge

The Rhino River Lodge is an intimate and exclusive safari lodge located in the heart of the magnificent Zululand against the backdrop of the beautiful Lebombo Mountains in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. Guests are invited to explore the untamed bu...

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  Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Greater St Lucia Wetland

The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park or the iSimangaliso Wetland Park as it is now known can be found on the KwaZulu-Natal East Coast. This South African park is South Africa's third largest protected reserve and lies 275 kilometres north of Durban. In December of 1999, the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the rich diversity of wildlife and fauna and flora in this area. 

The word 'iSimangaliso' means 'a marvel' in Zulu and accurately describes the wetland areas which cover a vast area of sub-tropical paradise stretching 220km along the East Coast from Mozambique to the St Lucia Wetlands in KwaZulu Natal.

The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park, iSimangaliso Wetland Park includes a variety of natural ecosystems including swamps, dunes, forests, sandy shores, reefs, mangrove swamps, grasslands, woodlands and of course wetland areas.  Some activities can be enjoyed within the wetland park including game viewing opportunities and birding.

Animals that can be seen in the park include elephant, leopard, black and white rhino, buffalo, whales, whale sharks, dolphins,  leatherback and loggerhead turtles, crocodiles and hippos. In the underwater reefs, a variety of brightly coloured fish and corals can be found.

Some towns and reserves can be found within the Great St Lucia area. These include:

Eshowe, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Phinda Game Reserve, Pongola Game Reserve and the town of Pongola, Richards Bay, St Lucia Game Reserve, False Bay Park, Kosi Bay, Sodwana Bay National Park, Mapelane Nature Reserve, Maputaland Marine Reserve, Tewate Wilderness Area and Mkuze Game Reserve.

Activities at Great St Lucia Wetlands Park

Within the iSimangaliso Westland Park visitors can enjoy great snorkelling experiences at Cape Vidal, Black Rock and Kosi Bay while Sodwana Bay is a popular South African diving destination.

Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal also offers a fantastic hiking trail with a variety of terrain including grassland, beaches, mangrove forests and rivers. Horse trails are also provided in the plains or on the beach while dolphin and whale watching boat trips can also be arranged in the area. 

  • The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park is now named the iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  • The park covers a vast area of sub-tropical paradise 
  • The park stretches 220km along the East Coast of South Africa in KwaZulu-Natal
  • The park is home to a wide array of natural ecosystems
  • The park contains critical habitats for a range of land and marine species
  • The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site