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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Lodge
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: Nibela is a unique experience, guests arrive by Ferry boat after a beautiful trip on Lake St Lucia and are enveloped by the untouched sand forest.

Region: Kwazulu Natal /

Nibela Lake Lodge


Surrounded by KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetlands Park near Hluhluwe, Nibela Lake Lodge is ideally located to deliver a nature-based holiday with a difference for the whole family.

Few lodges can say that they are located on the cusp of a World Heritage Site. This area is blessed by the waters of Lake St. Lucia, an estuarine lake system which sustains an abundance of birds and wildlife which proves that you don’t have to make your way to the Kruger to see it all.

Nibela Lake Lodge is easily accessible from Durban. The relaxing drive to the resort is part of the experience as you pass stunning coastal views and waving isiZulu children from the roadside villages.

Once you arrive, you’ll be rewarded with your own private haven in beautifully appointed timber chalets with private balconies and lakeside views, not to mention the background cheer of birds from the surrounding canopy of trees.

The main lodge offers an outdoor viewing deck, an ideal spot for sundowners served just before dinner at our Lakeview Restaurant. Our menu offers continental breakfasts, three-course dinners and comfort food like pizzas and crispy chips. Our colourful milkshakes are a hit with the kids, while our ice-cold beers keep our older guests refreshed and relaxed.

Spend time venturing out to explore the surrounding area of iSimangaliso. Go walking, fishing, diving, biking, birding or picnicking. Enjoy game viewing on a day trip to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Park, or kick back near the pool and catch up on some good old-fashioned relaxation.

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Karen Kullmann – 26.05.2022
This place sounds like absolute paradise! *Bucketlisted

Kutlwano – 26.04.2022
Good travelling

Talent – 22.04.2022
Beautiful place

Mashudu Mphosi – 08.04.2022
Nibela Lake Lodge is one of places that defines what South Africa is. It looks amazing, I like the lake view during sunset. There seems to be so many things one can do that will just relax and free your mind, such as walking, fishing, diving, biking, birding or picnicking. This definitely is a place to be.

Lara van Staden – 07.04.2022
It looks beautiful and offers many wonderful activities for nature lovers.

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