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Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please provide mosquito equipments in the rooms as well as in the restaurant. Apart from that everything was perfect. Well to the whole staff. They are friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious. Compliments to the chef

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed in Unit 7 which was a stand-alone (many are semi-detached for families/small groups) very close to the parking area and with one of the best views facing the sunrise over the lake. Get up early and enjoy. The boardwalks between units and the main reception/restaurant are enchanting. Enjoy the walking trails, there wasn't much wildlife on 4 legs... More 

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Boksburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is where you go if you need to recharge your batteries. The quietness of the area will feed your soul. You here the birds chirping in the trees. With the drought, the lake though is far back which was a shame but never the less, it was still an amazing week. Staff are friendly. You will need to travel... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Nibela pulled out all the stops for us this week. The boardwalks through the forest offer endless birdlife twittering away and even with a dry lake, the surroundings are beautiful! We did see the elusive Narena Trogan on the very last day and wished we could stay longer. Putt putt, ATVs and birdwatching kept us busy and the Nibela Lodge... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We had an anniversary break away for a few days! The staff was amazing and the food scrumptious!Chillaxing was at the order of the day but we also had a lot of walks, quad biking and massages at the spa! Bliss! Although the lake has a little water due to the drought, we still had a memorable time. We will... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Pity the lake is still dry but did not take away from our second visit there. It is becoming a favourite place of ours to go to. Really enjoyed the stay, staff go out of there way to make your stay pleasant. New to the lodge a Spa which we made use of and left feeling relaxed. Thank you to... More 

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great place to just relax, but also some superb quad bike trails and beautiful birding around the lodge. Very friendly and efficient staff who made us feel at home and took excellent care of us. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and everyone made our stay very memorable. Thank you to all. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

We drove here on 6th May 2016 and got a flat tyre about 8 kms from the resort. We changed our wheel and the spare was also flat. In desperation I phoned the resort to see if anyone could help. The manager came out with a compressor which attached to his engine and reinflated our spare. He insisted on driving... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at this resort. We stayed in the self catering units which were very private & comfortable. The kids loved the loft. The braai areas where lovely & private too with a bon fire pit. The dry lake was a bit disappointing but we took advantage of it & hiked across a section. We saw old... More 

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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Wow how beautiful!!! The way the lodges melts into nature, the walkways curve around trees and over the forest. Look the lake is dry, we have a drought, but for that we loved the trails, fitness level needs to be at 5 if you want to walk the fossil trail, but a 3 if you stay on the walkways up... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An exclusive location in the unique conservation area of the iSimangaliso (Greater St Lucia), Wetlands Park, situated in one of Africa's World Heritage Sites. A wetland of international significance and national pride. Nibela Lake Lodge blends almost magically into the forest surrounds. Eleven luxurious thatched chalets are situated high up in the ...Cool forest beneath a magnificent canopy of trees, where guests can enjoy the solitude and tranquility of Africa at its best. Enjoy breakfast and lunch to the song of indigenous birds or dinner under a sky of scattered stars with only the multitude of bird species breaking the silence of the tranquil sanctuary. Kiddies meals and vegetarian options are also available on request. Offering ultimate comfort, the units include en-suite bathrooms, mini-bar, dressing-room and private viewing deck where sundowners can be enjoyed in a serene and secluded setting with spectacular views. TV's with DSTV in rooms. The prestigious complex seat 30 people and focuses on personalized service and excellent cuisine. A lounge area with TV and DSTV channels, housing a variety of wildlife books and board games leads out onto a wraparound wooden viewing deck. The lodge also boasts a bar with TV and DSTV channels, entertainment centre, curio shop and two swimming pools to cool off in the magical Zululand climate. Swimming towels and umbrellas are available at reception on request. The lodge also has a giant chess set in the garden, a jungle gym and trampolines. Boma dinners with Zulu dancing every Tuesday and Saturday evening (weather permits) Viewing deck on the Hell's Gate side of the property. We are very focused on birding, as we are situated in on of the top 10 best birding spots for rare birds in South - Africa. We offer guided walking trails and our guide Lucky is extremely experienced. We have a boat for scenic and fishing trips on the famous Lake St. Lucia. This is very popular activities and a lifetime experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nibela Lake Lodge

Address: Nibela Peninsula, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: RM554 - RM594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nibela Lake Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Best view is unit 11 but it is a long walk and the wooden steps from the boardwalk a little precarious. Units 7 and 9 have great views too.”
 of 5 bubbles cameronbrisbane57, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you get a unit with a view of the lake. ”
 of 5 bubbles WPGirl21, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The lower numbers are closest to the Lodge/restaurant and bar and would suit people that don't like to walk far to their rooms. Rooms are spacious and have bar fridges in.”
 of 5 bubbles H9605IRalanj, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 204 has an awesome view and a short walk from there to the restaurant area.”
 of 5 bubbles 958nirvanaj, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“First make sure there is a lake to look at if that was what attracted you. Budget more for extra travelling and for access to Sodwana beach”
 of 5 bubbles Swanrika, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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