Where hippos walk the streets at night

Centrally situated in the Zululand village of St Lucia, the only known village whose streets are roamed by hippos at night, Lidiko Lodge offers guests four-star comfort in a stunning area. Surrounded by the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (now known as iSimangaliso Wetland park), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the natural wonders never end.

The park is South Africa’s oldest natural World Heritage Site and considered the third-largest park in the country, incorporating several smaller reserves and a variety of ecosystems. Highlights include an array of birdlife and calving humpback whales close to shore between June and November, a time when loggerhead and leatherback turtles also arrive to lay their eggs at what is the last significant breeding site for these species. Visitors can choose from an range of activities through which to experience it all.

Comfortable accommodation is offered in Double or Twin Rooms, Family Rooms and one Family Unit with two interleading bedrooms. All feature private patios providing direct access to the beautiful tropical gardens with swimming pool. Other facilities include an art gallery, library, outdoor lounge area and deck.

Lidiko Lodge Highlights

  • Accommodation is offered on a Bed & Breakfast basis while wholesome lunches and freshly-baked treats are also available
  • The lodge is happy to make arrangements for any activities you would like to do in the area
  • Beautiful coastal forests, all the restaurants in the village, the lake and Zulu craft market are within walking distance
  • Babysitting and laundry service available on request

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