iSimangaliso Wetland Park - St Lucia Wetlands - South Africa Travel and accommodation guide
Travel & Accommodation Guide to South Africa
Search this website
Browse by Region in South Africa: 
Cape Overberg  -  Cape Point Route  -  Central & Great Karoo  -  Eastern Cape  -  Free State/Karoo Garden Route  -  Gauteng  -
Klein Karoo/R62  -  Kwazulu-Natal  -  Limpopo Province  -  Mpumalanga ProvinceNorthern Cape Province -
North West Province  -  Sun City/Pilanesberg uKahlamba Drakensberg  -  Western Cape  -  Wildcoast
Safari & Game Lodges:
Addo Elephant Park Elephant Coast Game Lodges  -  Hluhluwe Game Lodges  -  Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Kruger National Park - Limpopo Province  -  Pilanesberg National Park - North West Province
Browse by  Option:
Car Hire South Africa Wide  -  Contact Us  -  Property Owners - Join Us -
Site Map  -  South Africa Blog  -  South Africa Photo Gallery  - South Africa Travel Guide  -  Home Page

 iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park) Travel Guide
Accommodation in Mtubatuba, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Accommodation:
Mtubatuba Accommodation - St Lucia Bed & Breakfasts, Lodges & Guest Houses
St Lucia Hotels - St Lucia Self-catering Accommodation
 Kwazulu-Natal Accommodation by Location:
Drakensberg Accommodation - Durban Bed & Breakfasts
Durban Guest Houses - Durban Hotels - Durban Self-Catering Apartments
Durban Self-Catering Villas/Cottages - Durban Surrounds Self-Catering
Elephant Coast Accommodation - Hluhluwe Game Lodges
Kwazulu-Natal Midlands Accommodation - Mtubatuba Accommodation
North Coast Accommodation - South Coast Accommodation - St Lucia Accommodation

Kwazulu-Natal home pageElephant Coast Guide
View Google Map of South Africa
View Map of iSimangaliso 
Wetland Park

Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (iSimangaliso Wetland Park), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Covering about 240,000ha, with a further 84,000ha in, on or under the sea, this is a large chunk of sub-tropical paradise stretching 220km along the East Coast from St Lucia to the Mozambique border.

As well as a mind-blowing range of natural systems, ranging from dune, swamp and coastal forests to rocky and sandy shores, coral reefs and submarine canyons, mangroves, savanna grassland, thickets, woodlands, and the largest protected wetland in southern Africa, it is a culturally fascinating area and - more importantly - has immense fun potential. 

Game viewing opportunities range from self-drive to luxury lodges, and the birding is awesome. You can paddle on the various lakes, checking out hippos, birds and game on the shore.

The snorkelling at Cape Vidal, Black Rock and Kosi Bay is great and, if you're a more serious diver, Sodwana Bay is still the most popular diving destination in the country. For a more exclusive dive experience you can head up to Rocktail Bay or Mbibi.

Swimming, Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, South AfricaThe hiking trail at Kosi Bay offers terrain ranging from grassland, beach and mangrove forests to mysterious waterways. You can do a short or multi-day horse trail, watch mama turtles laying eggs or baby turtles hatching on the beach, or go out in a boat to see dolphins and humpback whales.

Community run trails offer the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the area, as well as get a handle on the history and culture of this fascinating corner of our country.

You shouldn't miss out on seeing the traditional fish traps, which have been handed down from father to son for hundreds of years. There are also a couple of traditional villages and loads of craft outlets.

Note: If you are planning to travel to the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and Kosi Bay please be aware that this region is malarial. Consult your doctor or travel clinic for advice and refer to our article on malaria.

Read more about St Lucia:  St. Lucia - World Class Eco Destination   by Barbara Ulmi


Mtubatuba is a small town north of Richards Bay close to the entrance of the Greater Isimangaliso Wetland Park (formally known as Greater St Lucia Wetland Park) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The town is situated in the Mtubatuba Local Municipality in the Umkhanyakude District. 

It was established in a swampland of reeds and papyrus in 1903 and named after the local Zulu chief. The town's early years were hampered by flooding. An additional setback occurred during World War I: a ship carrying essential parts of what was to be the town's first sugar mill was torpedoed. The mill was eventually constructed in 1916 at nearby Riverview. The town is approximately 27 km from St Lucia town. 

View Google Map of South Africa
View Map of Mtubatuba
Makakatana Bay Lodge Makakatana Bay Lodge, Safari Lodge, Makakatana, near MTUBATUBA
Exclusively situated in the Proclaimed 'Greater St Lucia Wetland Park' reserve, the largest marine lake in Africa, Makakatana Bay Lodge remains the only privately owned and run luxury Lodge within this pristine World Heritage Site. The lodge has five luxury suites situated privately in a thick forest overlooking the lake. Facilities include: mini bars, air-conditioning, overhead fan, separate toilet and bathroom, outside shower, dressing room, private decks. There is a private pool set on the lakes edge. Restaurant dinning room and outdoor boma available. Adventures include: Hippo Crocodile Safaris, Boat safaris on the lake, Safaris to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and Boat beach safaris to the pristine beaches of Cape Vidal where one can enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the warm Indian Ocean. 
Marula Place, Mtubatuba Marula Place, Bed & Breakfast, Self-catering, MTUBATUBA
3-star graded, semi-finalist in the 2004 AA Awards Programme, Marula Place is set in a 2 acre tropical garden. All rooms are en-suite and have tea/coffee making facilities, air-conditioning. Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering options available. Marula Place has 24 hour security.  A secluded garden cottage is available for those who need some privacy ... private entrance and private garden. The major Zululand Game Reserves and the beach are only 20 minutes’ drive from Marula Place. Other site seeing trips include tours to Traditional Healers, Medicine Makers, Herbalists, our lovely beaches where you can fish, scuba dive, snorkel or just enjoy our World Heritage Site. The Umfolozi Country Club is just up the road – it has an excellent restaurant, facilities for golf, tennis, squash, swimming, horse riding, bowls and a gym.  The Zululand climate is perfect: hot summer days and warm sunny winter days.
Umfolozi Riverlodge and Birdpark, Mtubatuba Umfolozi Riverlodge and Birdpark, Lodge, MTUBATUBA
Situated in a tranquil, scenic environment with its spectacular variety of birds, Umfolozi Riverlodge is situated on 25 hectares of land, which borders a private game reserve and is approximately 30 minutes from St Lucia world heritage site, Richards Bay international airport, Mapelane beach and the world-renowned Umfolozi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Umfolozi River Lodge and Bird Park is an ideal opportunity to escape from busy everyday life. Enjoy a variety of light meals and beverages at our restaurant. Allow us to plan your day with boat tours on Lake St. Lucia, Game drives, horse Trails, whale watching, kayaking safaris, cultural village, deep sea fishing and a choice of three golf courses nearby.
Wendy's Country Lodge, Mtubatuba Wendy's Country Lodge, Bed and Breakfast, MTUBATUBA
Wendy's Country Lodge is a 4 Star Colonial style home, furnished with South African antiques. Set in an acre of magnificent tropical gardens with heated swimming pool, rich in bird life, diversity of plants, including Orchids.  Accommodation consists of five en-suite bedrooms and one bedroom with private bathroom, fully airconditioned with ceiling fans.  Tony and Wendy offer gracious hospitality with personal service and help guests plan their stay. A hearty English breakfast with tropical fruit is served. The gateway to many famous game parks and St Lucia Wetlands. Restaurants close by. Credit Cards accepted.
More accommodation in Mtubatuba


Copyright © Daisy Web Promotions
Latest update: October 31, 2016