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Address: 163 Hornbill Street, St Lucia Estuary, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact : Madeleine Harmse
Cell : +27-72-1722119

AA Highly recommended, family & pet friendly, self catering, units serviced daily, accommodation in a quiet part of St Lucia Village. Ocean and lake view units available, all with air-conditioners, DSTV and free Wifi. Huge tree-house, trampoline and pool with an abundance of bird life and lush gardens making this the perfect place for a relaxing break away from reality. 6 units that sleeps from 2 - 8 guests.

Accommodation " Away from the Rush!"

The Lodge's name " Ingwenya" derives from the Zulu word for crocodile. It was quite logical to choose a name for our lodge indigenous to Zululand, in this first world heritage site of South Africa.

Ingwenya Lodge is situated on the " outskirts" of the residential area of St Lucia, nestled in the heart of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The property borders the nature reserve with a view of both the sea and the estuary, a very unique privilege in St Lucia.

The surroundings are very peaceful and hippos graze often at the entrance of the Lodge during the night. Small game frequently wanders on the premises and a rumor of a leopard in the area has been going around.

The self catering units are named after the five feeder rivers of the St Lucia estuary: Mpate, Nyalazi, Mkuze River and the Mfolozi that flows out to sea very close to the St Lucia estuary.

Facilities includes air conditioning, a new swimming pool, Wi-Fi (wireless internet), additional freezing facilities, DStv (bring your own smartcard), safe and a hiking trail that starts from premises. Units are serviced daily.

Come and enjoy your holiday at Ingwenya Lodge - " Away from the rush!"

Your host is Madeleine Harmse.

Available Units Outlay & Description:

Nyalazi: (2 bedroom, 1 Q size double bed, 2 single bed, 1 sleeper couch, 1 complete bathroom) Ground unit non sea-view large private boma.
Mkuze: (2 bedroom, 1 double bed, 2 single bed, 1 sleeper couch, 1 complete bathroom) Ground unit non sea-view private boma.
Mfolozi: (3 bedroom, 1 Q size double bed, 4 single bed, 1 sleeper couch , 2 bathr with shower, large covered patio) Ground unit large kitchen and living area, sea-view.
Mpate: (1 bedroom, 1 double bed, 1 bathr with shower) Double storey great sea-view, private boma.
Mzinene: (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a sleeper couch in the living area) Ground unit, sea-view.
Hluhluwe: (1 Queen size double bed, 2 single bed, 1 bathr with shower) 1st floor, great sea-view, large wooden deck, Weber.

Please Note:

All units with fully equipped kitchens. Unit Hluhluwe has an open plan layout (bedrooms not completely private from each other). Unit Mpate is a small romantic unit with steep stairs leading to the bedroom. Unit Mkuze and Nyalazi - new luxury units. Imvubu unit is not on location, situated in another complex. Check in at Ingwenya Lodge. Sea views are limited, as the village is just over a kilometre from the ocean. Check in time is from 14:00, and check out time is up to 10:00. (special arrangements can be made by email and are subject to availability).

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Highly Recommended
  • air conditioner
  • air conditioner (all units)
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • boat trips (less than 5km)
  • bowls (less than 5km)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • ceiling fans
  • cycling trails
  • DSTV in room
  • DSTV in unit
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fridge in unit
  • game drives (less than 30km)
  • gas braai / barbecue
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • guided nature walks
  • hair dryer
  • hiking
  • horse riding (less than 50km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • lake (less than 5km)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • linen & towels provided
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • playground
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • private entrance
  • reptile park (less than 20km)
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • restaurant (walking distance)
  • serviced
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • stove in unit
  • Trampoline
  • whale watching (less than 10km)
  • wi-fi / hotspot

After crossing the bridge over the estuary you will get to a T-junction (entrance of the town). Turn right into McKenzie street and follow it for 700 meters. Turn left into Dolfyn street (Wimpy on your left) and follow it for 400meters. Turn right into Hornbill street (the 3rd street on your right) and follow it for 550 meters, then turn left into Ingwenya Lodge . You have arrived!
  • Payment Methods
  • American Express American Express
  • Diners Club Diners Club
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • Visa Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu
  • Bed Configuration
  • Hluhluwe (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - single, single
  • Mfolozi (Sleeps 7) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - single, single
    • Room 4 - single sleeper couch
  • Mkuze (Sleeps 5) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - single sleeper couch
  • Mpate - 2 guests (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
  • Mzinene (Sleeps 5) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - single sleeper couch
  • Nyalazi (Sleeps 5) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - single sleeper couch
  • Special Categories
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : Come and see hippo's drinking from our pool nearly every night at Ingwenya Lodge.

  • Pet Friendly Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Small dogs
    Big dogs
    Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside
    Kennels provided
    Kennels must be used
    Other animals on the property
    Horse stables – bedding provided
    Horse stables – bedding not provided
    Horse paddocks
    Grooms available
    Parking area for horse box / float
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