Lake Mzingazi serves as Richards Bay's primary water supply, and extends from
the suburbs into the tribal area in a north east direction. There are no
protected areas around its perimeter with the possible exception of the
"proposed conservation area" stretching from the Richards Bay Sharks Board base
station to Ferelli Alley along the lake edge, and to the John Ross highway in
the south. The forested areas consist mainly of climax dune forest, grasslands,
wetlands and marshes as well as an area mainly described as "sand forest", which
is considered a rare biome. The edge of the lake is covered largely by swamp
forest, papyrus and phragmites reed beds. Excellent views over the lake can be
obtained along the private road which connects Meerensee suburb with Arboretum.
The nine hundred and seventy hectare lake serves as a well liked destination for birdwatching, easily accessible via the various trails running through the area. A track which heads in a Westerly direction leads visitors to the edge of Lake Mzingazi. The forest which flanks the freshwater lake provides visitors with decent birding opportunities, with Wattle-eyed Flycatcher, Narina Trogon, Green Coucal, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, as well as Blue-mantled, Paradise and Fan-tailed Flycatcher being regularly sighted there. Also near to Lake Mzingazi is the Mzingazi Golf Estate, which is situated on the strip of land between the Mzingazi Lake and the Indian Ocean. The golf course is often visited by hippos which make their way there from the adjacent Mzingazi Lake.
Marrob Lodge is a stunning guest lodge situated in the peaceful village of Kwambonambi, just a stone's throw away from the port of Richards Bay. Here you can enjoy the tranquil ambience of country living
Via Lalicia 11 is a luxury fully air-conditioned and secured townhouse . .Three bedrooms , 2 bathrooms and double garage. Open living area. Wheelchair-friendly .
Via Cassiandra 3 is a luxury fully air-conditioned, secured unit situated in near the Boardwalk Shopping Mall & Bay Hospital. Only 5 minutes drive from harbour, Alkant Beach & Richardsbay Ski-boat club.
For overseas tourist our chalets are ideal providing a welcomed "Home from Home" resting place. We book the usual Game Reserve and beach excursions and could fill your holidays with exciting African experiences to remember (beach umbrellas, mats, ...
Fish Eagles boasts 3 separate self catering cottages nestled in a beautifully landscaped garden skirting the golf course with lagoon and beach views.
Mtunzini - A village blessed with a sub tropical climate offering stunning views over the Umlalazi Nature Reserve and the warm Indian Ocean is set in a Nature Conservancy and has no high rise buildings.
Baton Rouge on Sea is an elegantly furnished bed and breakfast. It is situated high on a residential ridge, with spectacular views of the nearby Indian Ocean and Umlalazi Lagoon which is nestled in lush coastal forests...
Raphia on Sea is a lovely self contained apartment with a lounge and kitchen, 2 bedrooms one with a king size bed the other with 2 beds. Full cable/ DStv with aircon, fully serviced.
We are within walking distance to nearby restaurants, shops & pubs on the main street of the village of St. Lucia.