Welcome to Shonalanga Lodge St Lucia - South Africa. We are situated in the heart of St Lucia, a small town in the World Heritage Site. Shonalanga Lodge and Tours is within the proclaimed Greater St Lucia Wetland Park Reserve, the largest lake in Africa.

Shonalanga remains a privately owned lodge and holiday apartments in the spectacular St Lucia Wetland Park. Shonalanga is surrounded by rain forest, wilderness area and the warm Indian Ocean. We offer you beautiful one and two bedroom accommodation units in this spectacular area. Shonalanga Lodge has self catering or bed and breakfast options. We also specialize in tours, Shonalanga Tours is a concession holder in the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Park and also in the iSimangaliso Heritage Park. Thousands of tourists and fishermen have chosen Shonalanga for more than 25 years as their escape to paradise.

Awake to the stirring call of birdsong and celebrate first light through the Umfolozi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve.  End a busy day by relaxing in our private pool while enjoying the serenity of a peaceful nightfall over the African bush.  Or spend the day fishing in Lake St Lucia or swimming with the tropical fish of the Indian Ocean.

Set in a world of endless fascination, Shonalanga offers professional services and guided tours for encounters with the fauna and flora of Africa.  Impeccable standards of service and hospitality ensure your enjoyment of a most memorable holiday with us.

Shonalanga is within easy walking distance for all shopping centres, curio markets, restaurants and the beach. Many visitors choose Shonalanga as their hub because of its close proximity to all these major attractions in this Zululand area. Affordable Big 5 African safari in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, hippo and crocodile estuary cruises, Eco St Lucia wetlands system visits, turtle breading beach trips, bird watching, deep sea game fishing, whale watching, night drives, cultural Zulu village excursions, offshore fishing, golf at the Monzi Country Club, tropical beaches alongside the warm Indian ocean. And many more...

"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.

Accommodation

One Bedroom Semi-Self Catering Unit:

  •  These units are spacious and en-suite with a shower.
  • Each unit has a kitchenette which consist of a microwave, toaster and fridge.
  • Each unit has its own patio with a table and chairs outside.
  • TV with 8 channels.
  • Serviced daily.
  • Laundry service available.
  • Free Wi-Fi at the pool area.
  • Braai facilities at the lapa area. 

 Two Bedroom Self Catering Unit:

  • These units are spacious with two bedrooms.
  • Each unit has it’s own lounge and dining area.
  • Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen which consist of a microwave, toaster, fridge, stove, oven and all crockery and cutlery needed.
  • Each unit has it’s own patio with a table and chairs outside.
  • TV with 8 channels.
  • Serviced daily.
  • Laundry service available.
  • Free Wi-Fi at the pool area.
  • Braai facilities at the lapa area.

Activities

BOAT CRUISES ON LAKE ST LUCIA - Three daily departures to view Hippo's, Crocodiles and an abundance of bird life.

FISHING TRIPS - Daily deep sea fishing trips are available. The fish you catch is for you to keep.

NIGHT DRIVES - Exlplore the nocturnal life of the world famous Eastern Shores Park. See anything from Hippo's, Antilopes, Owls to the notorious Leopard.

GAME DRIVES - Explore the nearby Hluhluwe / Nature Reserve. These tours are specialized  for Big Five game viewing. Half day and full day packages are available.  Tours are conducted in an open game view vehicle.

CULTURAL TOURS - This tour, to a local contemperary village will give you insight into the Zulu Culture and their acceptance of western standards.

WHALE WATCHING - View these gentle giants on their migration to the tropic's. One of the breathtaking experiences on earth. SEASONAL FROM MAY TO DECEMBER.

SNORKEL SAFARIS - Join our guides for a snorkel safari to the Cape Vidal Park. All snorkel equipment is included.

HIKING TRAILS - Enjoy hiking trails in around St Lucia. 

KAYAKING - One of the most adventurous activities in St Lucia. Kayak with the Hippo's and Crocodiles on the lake. Not for the faint at heart.

TURTLE TOURS - Watch the ocean's gentle giants making their way up the coast to lay their eggs. SEASONAL FROM NOVEMBER TO MARCH

GUIDED WALKING TRAIL - Combination walking trail and crocodile center.  Price will include entrance fee into the crocodile center, guided walk and guided tour of the Crocodile Park.

BUSH BABY SAFARI - One and a half hour Bush Baby Safari in St Lucia.

SUNSET SAFARI - A three hours tour to view nature's beautiful sunsets. Included wine, beer, coffee.

HORSE RIDING TOURS - Beach and game rides. Combination of both tours also available.

OCEAN MARINE MAMMAL TOUR - Ocean adventure with dolphins and ohter mammals' "Wet and Wild". Two hour trip to setting out the jolly Rube, see the second highest vegetated dunes "Mapelane" in the world, see marine mammals etc. sharks, dolphins, turtles, fish and more.

PERSONAL GUIDE (ON AVAILABILITY) - Get your own personal guide to go with you to the game parks.  The guide will give you all the info you need on animals, plants, birts and more.

BICYCLE TOUR - Guided three hour tour to explore St. Lucia by bicycles. Mineral water included.

BIRD WATCHING TRAILS - Guided bird watching walking trail, three to four hour walking. Also spot a wide variety of birds.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 3 Stars