Ndiza Lodge and Cabanas is a privately owned, 4 star luxury lodge committed to service and quality, dedicated personal attention, interpretive experiences and fine cuisine, while hosting guests in beautiful South Africa. A panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, Mapelane, Umfolozi River mouth and Lake St Lucia, sets Ndiza Lodge apart as the place with two views.Relax in the pool on the deck, enter the tranquil garden with a walkway and deck deep into the wetland itself, enjoy a sundowner on the upper deckor simply experience true tranquility whilst enjoying spectacular views.
Ndiza offers up market and tastefully decorated accommodation bordering iSimangaliso Wetland Park, ensuring your privacy and comfort.With easy access to restaurants, supermarkets and rest of the town, yet private and quiet.This ideal location makes Ndiza your best choice for exclusive accommodation. The lodge has a comfy lounge and fully stocked honesty bar available for guests to enjoy.Breakfast (Yoghurt, muesli, cereals, fresh fruit, toast, preserves and honey, muffins, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, eggs made to order, juice, coffee and tea) is included in the lodge accommodation price, and served on the raised wooden deck next to the second pool. From here you will have a stunning view of Mapelane, the Umfolozi River, the ocean and part of the estuary. The best spot to relax with a sundowner and marvel in our beautiful sunsets! The spacious bedrooms are air conditioned, queen size bed, en-suite, equipped with a fridge and mini bar, snacks, TV with DSTV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. Double rooms have direct access to a wooden deck with furniture, overlooking the tropical garden. Ndiza offers three two bedroom self catering units for holiday accommodation. Cozy and comfortable your home away from home. Ndiza self-catering cabanas are in one of the quietest streets of St Lucia where you are wakened by the sad cry of the Trumpeter Hornbill and slip into slumber land with the chatter and patter of Bush Baby feet on the roof. Units are air conditioned and equipped with ceiling fans. TV with DSTV in the lounge. Each unit has a private patio with furniture and braai facilities. Units are fully equipped and serviced daily. A second pool and lapa with braai area is situated on the premises for all guests to enjoy.
ACCESSIBLE WITH A 2X4 SEDAN VEHICLE
FIELD GUIDE BOOKS
Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans, Rufous-bellied Heron, Saddle-billed Stork, Lesser and Greater Flamingos, Southern Banded Snake Eagle, Crested Guineafowl, Buff-spotted Flufftail, Lesser Jacana, Caspian Tern, Livingstone’s Turaco, Green Malkoha, Mangrove Kingfisher, Eastern Nicator , Brown Scrub Robin, Rudd’s Apalis, Woodward’s Batis, Green and Pink-throated Twinspots and Grey Waxbill.
Ndiza offers an unique wooden deck with furniture in the wetlands and forest – this is a birders paradise and can be accessed via a stairway in the garden. iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the jewels of South Africa’s coastline, with a unique mosaic of ecosystems – swamps, lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands – supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life. St Lucia and surrounding area are part of the Zululand Birding Route and have the Igwalagwala Trail, which both offer some of the best birding opportunities anywhere in South Africa. Published author and ornithologist Ian Sinclair said “The Igwalagwala Trail in St Lucia (South Africa) has to be one of the best birding walks in the world for the number of quality birds for the surface area you have.” There are over 500 species of birds in summer, including many migrants. Birding tours are custom designed according to what you want to see, and costs are calculated at an hourly rate. So whether you want to see water birds, sea birds, forest birds, or birds of prey, our local knowledge will give you the very best chance to find the birds you want
INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS:
Habitats that surround the estuary and floodplain are varied and typical of the East Coast Littoral including dune forest, sand forest, coastal thicket, mangrove and coastal grassland (seasonally flooded in places).