Set above the Great St Lucia Lake, Lidiko lodge is a 4* lodge, centrally situated in the village of St Lucia, surrounded by the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (iSimangaliso Wetland Park), an UNESCO natural World Heritage Site.
Lidiko Lodge is a TGCSA 4 STAR lodge situated in the village of St Lucia, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, surrounded by the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park ("iSimangaliso Wetland Park"), an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Set above the Great St Lucia Lake, on a coastal dune and with lovely views of the lake, accommodation in the well-appointed 16 garden rooms is provided on a bed & breakfast basis. Being within walking distance of all the restaurants in the village, dinner is only served by prior arrangement for groups. Sandwiches, scrumptious cakes, crisp salads and drinks are served all day on the dining deck or outdoor lounge area.
The main building of the lodge is one of the first buildings that was erected in St Lucia and with its thatch, oozes an Old World Zululand charm. The main building houses the reception area, an art gallery showcasing the best of the local artists and crafters, a small library for guests, a wireless hotspot as well as the dining deck with views of the Great St Lucia Lake. The main building leads to the tropical pool area and the rooms. The park like gardens and outdoor lounge of the lodge is ideal for bird watching, conversation or just to enjoy quite time. The pool is ideal to cool off or to do some sun soaking on the loungers round the pool. The lodge offers a range of traditional massages. The massage table is set up in the guest's room for ultimate privacy and relaxation.
Lidiko Lodge is centrally situated in St Lucia and within 5 minutes walking distance from all the restaurants, craft market, walking trails and main attractions. Lidiko Lodge is the ideal venue to visit the surrounding wetlands, big 5 game parks as well as pristine beaches. It is a safe haven for joggers, cyclists and walkers. It is also the only known village with hippos roaming the streets at night.
The lodge has 15 garden rooms of which 12 are standard double/twin lodges, a family unit (sleeping 4 pax) and 2 family lodges (each sleeping 3 pax) as well as a cottage sleeping 6 - 8 pax. There is on site parking.
The rooms are decorated in a contemporary Afro-Colonial style and fitted with a bar fridge, wall safe, television, hairdryer and complimentary coffee and tea tray. They are spacious, fully air conditioned and en-suite (with a bath and shower). Each room has its own patio with patio furniture and private entrance. All the rooms overlook the pool area or lodge gardens.
TWIN / DOUBLE ROOMS
The 12 fully air conditioned luxury double/twin garden rooms are built around the tropical pool area. These spacious rooms, decorated in a contemporary Afro-Colonial style, all have a private entrance and private patio that leads onto the pool area.
The spacious bathrooms are en-suite, have a separate shower and bath, a big vanity area and are fitted with fluffy white towels and toiletries.
The rooms have either two twin beds or a king size bed, two easy chairs a remote controlled color TV a hairdryer personal safe bar fridge crisp white linen as well as a complimentary tea & coffee making facility with accompanying biscuits or rusks.
The family unit consists of two rooms and two bathrooms with an inter-leading door between the two rooms. It has a private patio and own entrance and is also decorated in a contemporary Afro-Colonial style.
The bathrooms each have a shower, vanity and toilet and are fitted with fluffy white towels and toiletries.
The one room has a double bed and the adjoining room has two single beds, all made up with crisp white linen. The unit has a remote controlled color TV a hairdryer bar fridge, personal safe as well as a complimentary tea & coffee-making facility with accompanying rusks or biscuits. The unit is ideal for a family of four where there are 2 children aged between 6 and 12.
The 2 family rooms which also serve as triple rooms are ideal for 3 adults traveling together or 2 adults with a child. It consists of a huge thatched rondavel type room with an en-suite bathroom. It is part of the original colonial building and also has a private entrance and patio overlooking the gardens towards the Great St Lucia Lake.
The room has 3 beds made up with crisp white linen, two easy chairs, a remote controlled color television, bar fridge hairdryer complimentary tea and coffee making facility and accompanying rusks or biscuits.
The cottage is ideal for a family of more than four people traveling together. It consists of 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, a private lounge, dining room and self contained kitchen.
The following activities can be arranged from the lodge:
World Heritage Tours (full day)
Early morning kayaking on Estuary (2-3 hours)
Horse riding on the beach (1 - 2 hours) or in the Park (1 hour - full day)
Lake cruises on the Great St Lucia Lake (2 hours)
Whale watching from a boat (1 June - 1 November)
Night drives into the Wetland Park (and turtle tours 1 Nov - 28 Feb)
Deep-sea fishing from a ski boat
Cultural village tours
Guided birding and cycling.
St Lucia is 620 km from Pretoria. Take the N4 highway to Maputo and just past Middelburg turn off to Hendrina and from there proceed to Ermelo, Piet Retief, Pongola and pass Mkuze and Hluhluwe on the N2 till you get to the Mtubtuba and St Lucia turn off to the left, onto the R618. After approximately 3 km you will reach a T-junction where you turn left, still on the R618, and proceed to St Lucia.
St Lucia is 250 km from Durban. Follow the N2 north and turn of at Mtubathuba onto the R618. Follow the road signs to St Lucia.
From Kruger Park via Swaziland
Enter Swaziland ate the nearest border and exit at the Golela border gate.Follow the N2, pass Mkuze, Hluhluwe and turn of at Mtubatuba onto the R618. Follow the road signs to St Lucia.
On entering the village
Cross the bridge into St Lucia, turn right into McKenzie Street and carry on for 800m to where you will find us on the left."