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About St Lucia

St Lucia is a tiny town on the East coast of Africa, in the north east of Zululand near the Mozambique border about 3 hours north of Durban by car. The scenery around the town is lush tropical vegetation and wetlands, with beautiful beaches along the coastline. It is surround... read more

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Leopard Corner Guest House

Bed and Breakfast in St Lucia

Leopard Corner features 6 spacious, en suite rooms, a full, made-to-order Continental and English breakfast menu, a p...

Swimming Pool
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Laundry facilities
Braai Area
WiFi
TV
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Aircon

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R775.0

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The Bridge Apartments

Self Catering in St Lucia

The Bridge Apartments offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, and provides cable TV, daily cleaning service, laundry an...

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R1000.0

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Pelican's Nest Holiday Home St Lucia

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

Pelican's nest St Lucia is a beautifully decorated, spacious, comfortable and relaxing, three bedroom, two bathroom, ...

Swimming Pool
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Aircon
Braai Area
WiFi
Internet access
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Full Kitchen
TV

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R2200.0

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Buya Futhi B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in St Lucia

Buya Futhi offers five (5) en-suite rooms. All rooms come equipped with tea/coffee trays, ceiling fans, air-condition...

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R600.0

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Whalesong Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in St Lucia

Comfortable accommodation with air-conditioning. A warm welcome awaits and friendly hosts will ensure a pleasant and ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Aircon
Laundry facilities
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DSTV

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R670.0

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St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge

Guest Houses in St Lucia

The lodge features six luxury air-conditioned suites, each with its own private patio overlooking the tropical estate...

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R720.0

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Turtle Bay Lodge

Bed and Breakfast in St Lucia

Turtle Bay Lodge Guest House and B&B is situated in a quiet suburb of St Lucia, just one kilometre from the estuary, ...

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Jacuzzi
Bar
Braai Area
WiFi
DSTV
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Aircon
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R1200.0

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Umlilo Lodge

Guest Houses in St Lucia

Our accommodation is compromised of 12 air conditioned en suite rooms all equipped with refrigerators, hair dryers, t...

Swimming Pool
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Internet access
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R950.0

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Sandpiper Guest House

Guest Houses in St Lucia

We have 4 comfortable en-suites; air-conditioned double rooms and 1 family room. We got 1 standard double / twin roo...

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R835.0

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Monzi Safaris

Self Catering in St Lucia

Monzi Safaris Tented Camp offers luxury tented accommodation in St Lucia. There is an outdoor swimming pool and large...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
TV

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R680.0

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Jo-A-Lize Lodge

Guest Lodge in St Lucia

This elegant yet affordable lodge boasts 25 beautifully decorated rooms, sparkling swimming pool with braai area and ...

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R480.0

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Shonalanga Holiday Apartments

Resorts in St Lucia

Awake to the stirring call of birdsong and celebrate first light through the Umfolozi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve. End a...

Swimming Pool
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DSTV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV

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R600.0

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St Lucia Villas & King's Palace

Apartments, Self Catering in St Lucia

Very luxurious, upmarket and spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
Aircon
Braai Area
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Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R400.0

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Lalapanzi Guest House

Guest Houses, Self Catering in St Lucia

There are 6 spacious and comfortable rooms, ideal for relaxing in after a day of sight seeing and tours! All the room...

Swimming Pool
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Bar

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R700.0

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Fishermans Flat

Self Catering in St Lucia

Gorgeous flatlet and house in the heart of Zululand, ideal accommodation for fisherman and families, within walking d...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
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Aircon
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R900.0

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Lake St Lucia Lodge

Self Catering in St Lucia

NOTE : Free WI-FI available

Property overlooking the Estuary.

We do not serve any meals.

Walking distance from s...

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R500.0

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St Lucia Wilds Flatlet

Apartments, Self Catering in St Lucia

We are located in the main street away from the busy town centre, still within walking distance to shops etc. Units a...

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Full Kitchen
Braai Area
WiFi
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R565.0

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Sunset Lodge Log Cabins

Self Catering in St Lucia

Our luxurius log cabins have decks on which you can sit and relax while you enjoy our famouse African sunsets as well...

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R995.0

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St Lucia Wetlands Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in St Lucia

Three seating areas within our lounge, TV with MNet. Well stocked bar, unique fireplace, high wooden ceilings through...

Swimming Pool
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Bar

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R750.0

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St Lucia Wilds

Self Catering in St Lucia

We are located in the main street away from the busy town centre, still within walking distance to shops etc. Cottage...

Swimming Pool
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Aircon
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV

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R770.0

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Makakatana Bay Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodges in St Lucia

Makakatana Bay Lodge is privately set in a dune forest, where it is hidden just meters away from the waters edge of t...

Swimming Pool
Bar
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R11600.0

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The Sweetest Spot

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in St Lucia

The Sweetest Spot is a beautiful, spacious, 4 bedroom self-catering villa with two bathrooms en-suite and 1 guest bat...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
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Braai Area
Aircon
TV
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DSTV
WiFi
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R3000.0

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Little Eden St Lucia Self Catering Apartments

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Chalets, Self Catering in St Lucia

Little Eden St Lucia is a 4 Star AA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Quality Assured Establishment who offers Upmarket and Tasteful...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
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Lidiko Lodge

Guest Lodge in St Lucia

Lidiko Lodge is a TGCSA 4 STAR lodge situated in the village of St Lucia, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, surr...

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R1000.0

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iGwalagwala Guest House

Guest Houses in St Lucia

5 en suite bedrooms, large lounge & dining room, Front patio and back garden pool and braai area. Off road open parki...

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R700.0

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Maputaland Guest House

Guest Houses in St Lucia

Maputaland Guest House is the longest trading Guesthouse in St.Lucia and recently renovated. With luxury, air-conditi...

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Braai Area
WiFi
Laundry facilities

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R760.0

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Ndiza Lodge & Cabanas

Guest Lodge in St Lucia

Ndiza is a privately owned Luxury Lodge committed to service and quality, dedicated personal attention, interpretive ...

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Pompano Guest House

Guest Houses in St Lucia

Pompano Guesthouse offers 4 en-suite rooms of classic comfort with either queen size, king size or twin beds for the ...

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Braai Area
Aircon

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R1200.0

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Elephant Coast Guesthouse

Guest Houses in St Lucia

The Elephant Coast Guesthouse is situated in the town of St. Lucia, gateway to iSimangaliso (the Greater St. Lucia We...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
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Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV

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R860.0

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Serene-Estate Boutique Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotels, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in St Lucia

Our guestrooms are very spacious and luxury with big windows. From the Parkside suites you can enjoy the bushbuck, re...

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R1400.0

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More info about St Lucia

St Lucia is a tiny town on the East coast of Africa, in the north east of Zululand near the Mozambique border about 3 hours north of Durban by car. The scenery around the town is lush tropical vegetation and wetlands, with beautiful beaches along the coastline. It is surrounded by absolutely gorgeous peaceful panoramic landscapes that have been preserved, and is a wildlife paradise.

The town is in the St. Lucia Wetlands Park, a World Heritage Site, and hence attracts many foreign tourists due to its international importance as one of the last natural protected wetlands on the planet. This beautiful remote reserve has 280 kilometers of natural undisturbed coastline along the Indian Ocean, and is a vast, almost 3300 square kilometer park. The vegetation ranges from wetlands, savannah and forests to ancient dunes. St Lucia is the only nearby town. Hippos, rhinos, zebras and leopards are among the many wild animals wandering about the park.

Things to do

There is a surprising amount to do around this peaceful and serene town. There are a few art and craft shops,some excellent restaurants and pubs, convenience shops and the fruit and vegetable market. The town centre is small and relaxed.The warm Indian ocean along the wide beaches is great for swimming and snorkeling all year round. ( Preferably not in the lakes with the crocs and hippos. )

The main attraction of St.Lucia was originally deep sea fishing for South African sportsmen. It is a superb fishing resort for surf, fly and spear fishing too. Speed boats are available and there are marlin, dorado etc to fish for.There are river boat cruises for sightings of crocodiles and hippos on the lakes. Whale watching is from August till December.

There are many Scenic Drives to take nearby in the park, to enjoy the wonderful views and pure fresh air, to watch wild animals roaming about the wetlands, and explore around the vast lakes and exquisite untouched beaches . The lakes are full of bird life.

The world famous Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game reserves, and Cape Vidal, are also within easy driving distance.

There are wonderful long stretches of beautiful pristine deserted beaches to walk along, and explore the extraordinary ancient dunes as well as go for hikes and safaris through the reserve. The experience of a safe environment in natural landscape with wild animals wandering about is a unique experience for international tourists.

 

Where to eat

Several restaurants are in the main road of the town. Naturally they specialise in seafood , such as Braza restaurant; with a Portuguese style of cuisine being so close to the Mozambique border.

If you’re looking for a more relaxed, family-friendly environment then head to Alfredo’s for lunch or dinner. This family-run restaurant offers some of the best Italian food around, and an occasional South African dish.

Breathtaking views and divine bistro-style food await you at Fur Elize. Located right on the edge of the estuary, diners can enjoy their meal surrounded by the natural beauty of St. Lucia.

For a taste of the countryside, PB’s Deli and Bistro is the place to go. Enjoy fresh baked breads at breakfast, tasty comfort food for lunch and choose (or have them all) between delicious cakes for tea.

There is also the Fisherman’s Restaurant and Pub and the St.Lucia Ski Boat Club for those wanting to dig into delicious seafood platters, and good old pub fare. Many of the guesthouses have excellent catering for their visitors too.

There is also a large market place selling pineapples, bananas and the tropical fruit that grows in the area. There is a fairly good grocery shop with basic supplies but if going for self -catering or camping it would be best to stock up at Richards Bay along the way.

Where to stay

There is plentiful accommodation in St. Lucia from where to enjoy the beauty of the wetlands. While St. Lucia might be on the small side, it’s choice in accommodation is not. Guesthouses: Relaxed and idyllic, these offer a personal touch and most of them look out onto large tropical gardens and trees, with swimming pools.

Guestlodges: A more luxurious option, these small personalised lodges offer everything you could want. The gorgeous gardens border the wetlands and monkeys and duikers run around freely. At night hippos sometimes stroll through the streets, drinking out of the swimming pools.

Hotels: For all the basic comforts, and luxury amenities, the hotels in the area are perfect to set up base and then head off exploring.

Self- Catering: There are many self-catering options in St. Lucia, many with gorgeous ocean views. They are top choice for most families.

Transport

St Lucia is about 250 kilometers north of Durban, about a 3 hour trip from King Shaka airport. There are also two small airports, one in Richards Bay and one near Hluhluwe for visitors coming in small planes.

Car: It is an easy, pleasant drive up the N2 Highway from Durban, through South Africa's main timber farming areas, with very little traffic.

Taxis/cabs: There are taxi services available in St. Lucia. These tend to be quite pricey if you intend to travel further that a few kilometers in them.

 

Did You Know

St. Lucia is sometimes muddled with the suburb La Lucia in Durban, or spelt St Lucia, st. lusa, or even St. Lusia

St. Lucia was originally named by Portuguese sailors shipwrecked there in 1554 .They settled next to the estuary, which leads inland to a vast string of lakes which they originally mistook for more sea, and their descendants are still there now , nearly 500 years later.

St. Lucia only as a residential population of 1000 people, but in the summer it has approximately 10 000 visitors daily from all over the world.

The 2nd highest vegetated sand dune range in the world towers over the St. Lucia wetlands and beaches, only overshadowed by the dunes on Frazer Island.