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Umlilo Lodge is a 4-star guesthouse situated in the small village of St. Lucia - the only private village in the world to be completely surrounded by a World Heritage Site.

St. Lucia is the L base to explore the best that Northen KwaZulu Natal has to offer. From Big 5 Game Drives to Boat Cruises, Snorkeling Safaris to Night Drives, let your hostess at Umlilo Lodge arrange your holiday for you.

Lake St. Lucia is a large estuarine lake abundant with hippo, crocodiles, fish and hundreds of bird species.

The area comprises rivers, lakes, marsh, mangrove swamps and huge sand dunes, with beautiful unspoiled beaches.

We are walking distance from all the shops and restaurants, so dinner will not be a problem. We can also do dinner on request.

In fact with so much on offer why not extend your stay? If there is something special you would like to do please do not hesitate to contact us and we will only be too happy to help.

Our accommodation is compromised of 13 air conditioned en-suite rooms all equipped with refrigerators, hair dryers, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a Smart TV with Netlix.

All the rooms over look the swimming pool, 4 rooms are wheel chair friendly, 8 bedrooms have 2 single beds or king size bed and 2 family rooms have 2 single beds or king size bed plus a double sleeper couch.

Guests can choose to laze on the wooden deck by the pool, make use of full internet access or relax in our bar/lounge area (with full DSTV) which is surrounded by a fishpond.

In the evenings guests can choose to enjoy a home cooked dinner on request , or wander into town to sample our local restaurants.

Come and make Umlilo your home away from home while exploring The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.
- Lake St Lucia (0.3km)
- Wetlands Park (0.3km)
- Indian Ocean (1.5km)
- Crocodile and Snake Centre (2.0km)
- Whale Watching Office (0.2km)
- Turtle Tours Office (0.1km)
- Curio Shops and Restaurants (0.2km)
- Lake St Lucia Charters (0.4km)
- Tours pick up (0.0km)
- Golf Course (13.0km)
- Hluhluwe Game Reserve (40.0km)

Rooms and Units Available:

Family Room
King size bed and 2 Twin beds, with full bathroom, air-conditioned, TV, 10 DSTV channels, fridge, kettle, hair dryer, etc.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 4 Adults

Pool Room
Room by the pool with 2 x Twin beds or King Size Bed. En - Suit bathroom with shower.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Small Room
This is a Smaller En Suit Room. We do give special rates on this room. It is still very nice Queen size bed, TV with 10 DSTV channels, Small Fridge, Air Con, etc. only no bath.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Standard Room
Two single beds or King size bed,with full bathroom, air-conditioned, TV, 10 DSTV channels, fridge, Kettle, hairdryer, etc.
Amount of similar units: 8
Sleeps 2 Adults

This is a perfect Family Room. The main room has got the bathroom as an en suit. The 2nd Room / Lounge has got 2 twin beds and a 3rd bed can be added to the main bedroom for an extra child. There is also Full DSTV in this room.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Tourism Information Desk
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

0-10 days prior to arrival, forfeit 100% of deposit;

10-20 days prior to arrival, forfeit 75% of deposit;

20-30 days prior to arrival, forfeit 50% of deposit;

30 + days prior to arrival, forfeit 25% of deposit.


Travel via the N2 to Mtubatuba.
Take turn-off left to Mtubatuba and St. Lucia.
Once over the bridge into St. Lucia take a right at the circle and continue down the main street.
After passing Spar keep a look out for the thatched fruit market on your right, from here take a left and you will see Umlilo Lodge - 9 Dolphin Avenue, St Lucia.

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Game Lodge and Guesthouse