BED & BREAKFAST
SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF ST LUCIA SOUTH AFRICA!
Hippo Lodge offers magnificent wildlife encounters and breathtaking views of the African sunset. This will surely be a holiday to remember.
Tour Operators & Travel Agents welcome to enquire.
A modern & upmarket single room that sleeps 2 people, with its own full kitchenette, with utensils, and full en-suite which leads to a private patio. Each room has air conditioning, cable TV & easy access to the garden and communal braai area. A great view of the St Lucia Estuary from the upper level makes this a popular choice.
Inter-leading rooms are 2 rooms interlinked on the 1st level only, each having its own full kitchenette, with utensils and own full en-suite, which both lead onto its own private patio overlooking the ever magnificent St Lucia Estuary. These modern & upmarket accommodation is a great option for small groups or friends with ample parking for everyone.
A beautiful cosy cottage that feels like home, with luxury fittings & open spaces. Can accommodate 3 people with a full kitchen, with utensils, & a spacious bathroom. Fitted with cable tv & air conditioning, overlooking the pool area that leads down to the garden near the estuary. A really popular choice with a small group of friends.
Overlooking the beautiful St Lucia Estuary, our family rooms are big enough to accommodate up to 5 people. Having its own full kitchen and bathroom, which leads to its own private patio & braai area. Ideally situated on the banks of St Lucia Estuary, makes it a popular stay to see the hippo grazing in the garden
THE HIPPO CAFE
The Hippo Cafe is part of the Hippo Lodge and situated on the main street, McKenzie Street, of the St Lucia Town. Established in February 2019, it has become popular with international and local guests, with its unique and bespoke menus option delivering an authentic taste of Durban, South African food.
A modern, upmarket & fresh setting with a street-side cafe feel, with elegant interior decor, offers the best location to have meal or drinks while the town of St Lucia passes by.
Safe for kids with the ever-entertaining kids' zone while you enjoy the free WiFi while you take a selfie in front of our Hippo mural.
WE CATER FOR BUFFETS ON REQUEST
ST LUCIA ESTUARY
Hippo & Crocodile Boat Cruise
Our very own riverboat, the Born Free, takes you on a trip of a sensory lifetime. Starting at the famous Sunset Jetty, heading into St Lucia Estuary and up to iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a total trip of 2 hours with up-close interactions with Hippopotamuses, Nile Crocodiles and Birdlife. All boat cruises are 2 hours long
ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK
South Africa's 1st Natural World Heritage Site
iSimangaliso Wetland Park is South Africa's 1st World Heritage Site proclaimed by UNESCO IN 1999, stretching from St Lucia, up KwaZulu Natal, to the border of Mozambique. The nature reserve spans 3280 km's, with a diverse array of biomes.
We have some of the most experienced safari guides in the area with many years under their belts & their keen eyes who always deliver on the real African experience. the guides are always providing you with interesting facts and points of interest like landmarks, fauna & flora.
BIG 5 SAFARI HLUHLUWE/IMFOLOZI PARK
The Best Safari Experience in South Africa
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is the oldest nature reserve in Africa, with approximately 960 kilometers in total size, it is known for its magnificent wildlife and conservation efforts. The conservation efforts as from 2008 have lead Hluhluwe - iMfolozi to harbor the largest white rhino population in the world, the park is at the for the front of Rhino Conservation being one of the only places to bring the animal back from extinction.
The park is known for Africa's big 5 animal game being, Elephant, Rhinoceros (black and white), Buffalo, Lion & Leopard
Affordable self-catering accommodation with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable in
Hippo Cafe offers you a taste of Africa in a modern & luxurious setting, with a multitude of gourmet & bespoke menus. Safe kids and never short of entertainment
Tour bookings can be done right at our reception office, with our tour partner, Go Safaris, to take you on an adventure to remember
Amazing rooms, spacious and comfortable not to mention cleanliness! Well done housekeeping staff! I would highly recommend this place for family getaways the staff is attentive and nothing is impossible! We had a breakfast at the café every morning and I must praise the excellent staff for being just great and making us feel at home! My nephew is a 2 year old and never had a dull moment! Great way to start your day! What an amazing place! Me and my family loved it!
- Meyer (UK)
Das Personal ist sehr sympatisch und die Lodge ist sehr gut gelegen. Alles wunderschön neu enoviert. Integriertes Café mit super Essen und sehr freundlichem Personal. Diverse Ausflüge und Safaris sind direkt vor Ort buchbar und super organisiert. Sehr weiter zu empfehlen! :)
- Deborah (Switzerland)
Awesome atmosphere, fantastic rooms!! Very friendly staff and just over all a great place to be to recharge yourself!!
- Pretorius (South Africa)