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Situated on the border of the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park, some 3800ha expanse of lake and wetlands in a village called River View. It is adjacent to the Umfolozi River and Mtubatuba.

Marula Place is centrally situated - only 20 minutes drive to the beach (east) and 20 minutes drive to the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserves (west).

We offer safe bed & breakfast or self catering accommodation in tastefully decorated en-suite rooms and a self catering cottage. Our facilities are ideal for a group of people who want to spend time together.

A lovely tropical 2-acre garden surrounds you - all in a 24-hour protected environment.

Our hospitality is just about the best Zululand can offer. We also offer information and advice on planning all your outings.

The Guest Lounge comprise of Lounge, Dining Room, Pub, outside Braai Area and Jacuzzi. The lounge has satellite TV, a Hi Fi System and games at the disposal of guests, so you will never be bored!

There is also a swimming pool at your disposal to cool off during the summer months (or winter for the brave - it rarely gets too cold to swim!).

Sit around the open fire under the stars and talk about your outings - whether it`s the game reserves, world heritage site or adventures you have undertaken.

All rooms are en-suite, have air-conditioners, bar-fridges, hair dryers, mosquito protection and Tea/Coffee making facilities. Three rooms have ceiling fans as well.

All rooms have access to a tropical garden. Your comfort is our business, so don`t be shy to ask should you need anything.

The Cottage has it`s own entrance, private garden and parking, has TV, is air-conditioned and fully equipped: Kitchen, with fridge, stove, microwave oven, toaster and kettle.

Amenities, linen and towels and hair-dryers are provided. The bathroom has a bath and shower. The Cottage is serviced daily.


The 2 hour boat trip on Lake St Lucia takes place 3 times per day - early morning or late afternoon trips are the best. You will see crocodiles, hippo and birds at close range.

Nature trails along the World Heritage Site,
The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park.
Crocodile Farms, turtle nesting sites, game reserves galore, traditional zulu kraals (where they live) and tours to traditional healers, medicine makers and herbalists.

A country club is just up the road from Marula Place: it offers golf, tennis, swimming, a poly club, squash, bowls and a gym. And a wonderful restaurant.

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Health and Climate:

We have some mosquitoes, but if you take the necessary precautions, like rubbing an insect repellent lotion over your legs and arms at sun-set you will be fine.

Rooms and Units Available:

Our Cottage can sleep 4, has two bedrooms each with twin beds, bathroom, lounge with TV / kitchenette and private garden.
Sleeps 4 Adults

En - Suite Room
All our units are air-conditioned, have TV's, tea and coffee facilities, room fridges and hair-driers. All linen, towels and amenities are provided and are fully serviced daily.
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Limited Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Mini Golf
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Cancellation Policy:

Deposit not refunded if cancellation occurs less than 14 days before booking.

Latest Reviews

If not forgetting the flowers in the room (for my honeymoon), I would have rate it as 5-star.
William Mthethwa Oct 2009


From Durban on the East Coast of South Africa, two hours drive on the North Coast road to Zululand until you get to the town of Mtubatuba.

Take the Mtubatuba/St Lucia turnoff, follow the road for about 2 kilometers until you get to a T-junction.

Turn right to River View, follow the road for another 2 kilometers until you enter the village of River View.

About 500 meters further is the security entrance to the village on your right. You will need to sign in here.

Follow signs to Marula Place.

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