St Lucia Holiday Cottage is your best choice accommodation for visiting St Lucia. Our property borders the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, offering premium views of both sea and lake. Our private holiday home is pure paradise. It is uniquely located on a spacious property (this is the only “unit” on half an acre) including large quiet garden. Birding opportunities are abundant. Small duiker & mongoose are regularly are sighted during daylight hours. Occasionally hippos are spotted travelling through the garden at night.
Bedroom 1 - 2 single beds, on-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds
Bedroom 3 - 3 single beds
Bathroom 1 - on suite, includes toilet, bath/shower
Bathroom 2 - toilet & shower
Bathroom 3 - toilet with bath/shower
*formal lounge with TV & DSTV
*informal lounge leading to patio with braai facilities
*fully equipped kitchen (stove, microwave, fridge & Deep-freeze)
TOWELS & LINEN
Bedlinen - fully provided
Towels - please bring your own, for bath & beach
Our holiday home is fully serviced by Thabisile, who is resident on the premises
Dishwashing - done after breakfast & lunch times
Cleaning - bed making, sweeping, bathroom cleaning
Laundry - loads, including ironing are possible for an extra fee, please enquire
LOCAL AREA INFORMATION:
There are a variety of reasons to visit St Lucia. Greater St Lucia Wetland Park is South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Listing aand has been a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance since 1986. Abundant birdlife, beaches, lake systems, Estuary boat rides, and coastal forests. The village in situated inside the Nature Reserve, so you will be able to have sightings from the Boardwalk of hippos, crocodiles and birds.
Spar in the village, which will caters for everyone, including large volume of international tourists which visit St Lucia daily.
Banana Box is within easy walking distance, and boasts a good butchery, with excellent biltong
Dolphin – this is situated at entrance to town
PHARMACY -This is available inside the Georgoui centre on the main street
–Ski Boat Club, near boardwalk, has great views of lake, well loved pizzas
-Thyme Square, on main street, for coffee and wifi
-Brazza, on main street, TripAdvisory #1 Rating, great lunch specials
-Barracca, on main street, great lunch specials
-St Lucia Eco Lodge, our neighbours, also have a restaurant where you will be welcomed – please contact them at their reception in advance, so they can accommodate you
-Fishermans Sports Bar & Grill, Fish Take away, behind the Engen on main street
-Reef & Dune, main street
WELL RECOGNISED NAMES – John Dorys, Wimpy, Ocean Basket
BOARDWALK – 1km walk or drive or run to the Estuary (turn left out the house, and continue following road signs). This wooden walkway will take you from “Lakeside” to “ Seaside” with brilliant views of lake and its inhabitants (hippos, crocodiles, birds)
GWALAGWALA TRAIL – short forest walk, abundant birdlife & animal life
BOAT TOURS LEAVE FROM 3 DIFFERENT JETTYS
BEST SUNSET – SUNSET JETTY
DEEP SEA FISHING
WHALE WATCHING– (only available June- November)
TURTLE WATCHING- (only available November - February)
EASTERN SHORES GAME RESERVE TO CAPE VIDAL – 30km drive to beautiful beach, through magnificent park on eastern side of lake st lucia
WESTERN SHORES GAME RESERVE TO CHARTERS CREEK – pack a picnic to head to the view site
MONZI COUNTRY CLUB (20min drive) – golf, tennis, squash as well as
CANE RATS - home industry shop which stocks necklaces, place mats, table clothes, bags & fresh farm produce – eggs & vegetables
ABOUT 1 -1.5HRS DRIVE - day trips to Umfolozi & Hluhluwe Game Reserves, home to Big 5.
"The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park must be the only place on the globe where the world's oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and the world's biggest terrestrial mammal (the elephant) share an ecosystem with the world's oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world's biggest mammal (the whale)." - Nelson Mandela.
Arrival & Departure Times
You may arrive from 14h00 onwards.
Should you be arriving after dark , please notify owner so that arrangements can be made for you to be let in.
You must depart by 10h00 on you departure day, to allow staff to clean and prepare for the next guests.
Terms Of Payment
To make your reservation, you must pay 50% of quoted price within a week of confirming you want the accommodation.
The balance of 50% must be paid 30 days before your booking.
If you book with short notice, then you must pay 100% up front ASAP.