Umlilo Lodge

Description of accommodation:

Umlilo Lodge is located in St. Lucia, a small coastal village surrounded by the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa’s first National World Heritage Site, on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal. Lake St. Lucia is a large estuarine lake abundant with hippo, crocodiles, fish and hundreds of bird species.The area comprises rivers, lakes, marsh, mangrove swamps and huge sand dunes, with beautiful unspoiled beaches.We also have a Boma where we can give you a Braai, Potjiekos or a Traditional Dinner such as Boboti and Yellow Rice, etc. at a rate of R 200 – 00 p/p including a starter, dessert and 2 glasses of wine or 2 beers or 2 cold drinks per person. We are also walking distance from all the restaurants and shops in town. Our 11 en-suit bedrooms are air-conditioned and has got TV’s, 11 DSTV channels, Bar Fridges, etc. to make your visit as comfortable as possible.The bathrooms have got baths and showers. All the rooms over look the swimming pool. Relax on the wooden deck by the pool, room with free internet access, in the bar lounge which is surrounded by a fishpond or in the Boma around the fire. Come and make Umlilo your home away from home while exploring The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site. 4 rooms are wheel chair friendly.

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the jewels of South Africa’s coastline, with a unique mosaic of ecosystems – swamps, lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life. Formerly known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, the Park was renamed on 1 November 2007 to better reflect its unique African identity – and to avoid confusion with the Caribbean island country St Lucia. Located on the north-eastern coast of KwaZulu-Natal, stretching from Kozi Bay in the north to St Lucia in the south, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park was the first site in South Africa to be inscribed on the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco). iSimangaliso’s uniqueness lies in its remarkable diversity, particularly its combination of a subtropical coastline and a classic African game park. It is South Africa’s third-largest park, spanning 280 kilometers of coastline, from the Mozambican border in the north to Mapelane south of the St Lucia estuary, and made up of around 328 000 hectares of pristine natural ecosystems.The park takes in a 60-kilometre river mouth that creates a huge estuary, Lake St Lucia, running parallel to the coast and separated from the sea by the world’s highest forested sand dunes. The lake is part of the St Lucia estuarine system, the largest estuarine system in Africa.

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