The Palm Tree Lodge is set in the Northern most part of the St Lucia Wetlands and bordering on the Green belt of the Maputuland Coast line.
It is neatly tucked up close to the main gate of the regional Parks Board offices making the acquisition of all the necessary permits as easy as possible and also lends its self as a base camp for launching craft onto the lakes as well as the Sea Launches which take place in Ponto Du Ore.
The main aim is to offer its guests a true feeling of the African bushveld with a little bit of the tropics as it is inundated with fruit baring Coconut Palms during the summer months. There are also Campsites available with electricity.
It is the natural surroundings that make this resort a destination for the true lover of the out doors. Stripped from all the noise from your Television, Computer games, Kids PlayStation and Booming Radios, beeping cars and annoying alarms, The Palm Tree Lodge takes you away from the everyday stress and noise and brings you back to Nature!
We strongly recommend the use of 4x4 vehicles on our roads as the sand is often very thick in places. Getting to the Mouth, Black Rock and other beaches, including driving around in Mozambique can best be done with a 4x4 vehicle.
Palm Tree Lodge accommodation:
Palm Tree Lodge has:
- six brick chalets that can accommodate 4 people each (1 double bed and 2 single beds)
- one brick chalet that can accommodate 8 people (1 bedroom doubble bed, 1 bedroom 2 single beds, open plan 2 x 2 couches)
- one brick chalet that can accommodate three people (1 double bed and 1 single bed).
The chalets are open plan room / kitchen with ensuite bathroom. Fully tilled bathroom and kitchen with granite kitchen tops, an outdoor braai area and verandah.
Palm Tree Lodge makes use of locals to provide services to the guests in an effort to uplift the community. The local people operate excursions such as:
- Fishing Guides
- Local Attraction Tours
- Game Viewing trips to the nearby Thembe Elephant Park
- Turtle Tours during the months November to March
- Bird Watching all around the Natural Parks and forests
- Transfers to the local beaches which are only accessible by 4x4 vehicles
From the North
Follow the N2 past Pongola toward Jozini. Turn Left towards Jozini, you will see the Pongola Port Dam on your left.
Travel through Jozini, at the split turn left and go over the Jozini Dam Wall toward Ingwavuma/ KwaNgwanase.
Carry on for approx 46km, then at the T-Junction turn Right toward Tembe Elephant Park/ KwaNgwanase.
Follow the road for approx 45km.
At the traffic circle you will continue straight around the circle toward KwaNgwanase, and drive another 22km.
At eManguzi you can stop to get your supplies, groceries, fuel, ice etc.
Carry on straight through town toward the Mozambique border on road P22
Turn off onto gravel road D1846 for 4.6 km (follow the sing boards for Palm Tree Lodge)
Turn left onto gravel road and proceed 500m.