Lidiko Lodge

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 4-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, calving humpback whales close to shore between June and November when loggerhead and leatherback turtles arrive to lay their eggs at what is the last significant breeding site for these species. Visitors can choose from an array of activities through which to experience it.

Comfortable accommodation is offered in 12 Double or Twin Rooms, 2 Family Rooms with one double and 2 single beds and one Family Unit with 2 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.

  • 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
Restaurant on premises Swimming pool


Lidiko Lodge
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Kwa-Zulu Natal
South Africa

One of the most central lodges in the Zululand village of St Lucia, Lidiko Lodge offers its guests a prime location and 4-star luxury surrounded by the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa’s oldest World Heritage Site. You may well see a hippo wandering the main road at night or monkeys in the garden.

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