. 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.(sea and estuary views are limited due to lush overgrowth and distance to the ocean) 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. Some self catering units are named after the five feeder rivers of the St Lucia estuary: Mpate-, Nyalazi-, Hluhluwe-,Mzinene-, Mkuze River as well as the Mfolozi that flows out to sea very close to the St Lucia estuary. Facilities includes air conditioning, a swimming pool, Wi-Fi (wireless internet), an adventurous Jungle Gym for the kids, DSTV(bring your own smart card *), safe and a hiking trail that starts from premises. Units are serviced daily. * unless permanently married to your own decoder. Come and enjoy your holiday at Ingwenya Lodge – “Away from the rush!” Your hosts are Barend and Madeleine Harmse.
Bordering nature reserve, hiking trail from premises, pool, DSTV (bring smartcard *), sea view, etc, etc. * unless permanently married to your own decoder. Available Units Outlay & Description, for your requested dates:
Nyalazi: (2 bedr, 1 Q size double bed, 2 single bed, 1 sleeper couch, 1 complete bathroom) Ground unit non sea-view large private boma.
Mkuze: (2 bedr, 1 double bed, 2 single bed, 1 sleeper couch, 1 complete bathroom) Ground unit non sea-view private boma.
Mfolozi: (3 bedr, 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 bedr, 1 double bed, 1 bathr with shower) Double storey great sea-view, private boma.
Mzinene: (1 Q size double bed, 2 single bed, 1 bathr with shower, 1 bathr with bath) Ground unit, sea-view.
Hluhluwe: (1 Q size double bed, 2 single bed, 1 bathr with shower) 1st floor, great sea-view, large wooden deck, Weber. Imvubu (2 bedr, 1 double bed, 2 single bed, 1 sleeper couch, 1 complete bathroom) Ground unit, large patio.
Easy access, very large swimming pool in complex, Free DSTV, Complex has its own jetty on the estuary. Intaba (3 bedr, 1 Queen size double bed, 4 single bed, sleeper couch, bunk bed, 2 bathrooms), large patio with boma, private.
Imboniso (3 bedrooms (double bed + single, double bed + single, 2 singles), two bathrooms, air conditioned, best sea view in St Lucia.)
Please Note: · All units with fully equipped kitchens. ·
Unit Mzinene's single beds are in the living area. ·
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.
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· Intaba unit is a stunning A-frame house, not on location.
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· Sea views are limited for ground floor units, 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).
How to find us: 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 (163 Hornbill str). You have arrived! Geographical coordinates: Latitude 28°23'0.89"S Longitude 32°24'45.35"E