Sandy Place

Sandy Place is a popular resort from which to explore the greater St Lucia Wetlands area. The resort is close to Hhuhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserv

Sandy Place is idyllically situated in the centre of St Lucia on the far northern KwaZulu-Natal coast, making it the perfect getaway. The comfortable, fully self-catering accommodation provides a central base from which to explore St Lucia. Relax and rejuvenate by the cool swimming pool or strap on your walking boots and go for a guided hike or nature walk and enjoy the sightings.  There are numerous facilities on site for the whole family to enjoy such as a trampoline, outdoor chess, jungle gym, pool table, table tennis and PlayStations.  We also have a “kiddies” room for the really little ones to play or watch a movie and socialise.

2br/6 max (2 Priv/6 Max)


Fish cleaning area

Games room

Kiddies’ room

Laundry (at nominal fee)

Mini kiosk

Open air chess

Playground/ Jungle gym

Pool/billiards table

Security 24/7

Swimming pool

Table tennis



Cleaning service (except Sundays and public holidays)

DSTV – Selected channels – Hotel bouquet

Fridge and freezer


Lock – up safe


Private braai/barbeque


Shower (certain units)

Single covered parking

Towels (No swimming towels)

Upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms


Beach 3kms

Bird park (+/-15km)

Bird walks

Bird watching

Crocodile farm (3km)

Cultural sites (5km)

Deep sea fishing

Estuary boat tours

Farm yard (Cheese farm +/-25km)

Golf (+/-15km)



Hippo croc tours

Hluhluwe/Imfolozi game reserve (55km)

Horse riding on the beach

Medical centre

Petrol station


Scuba diving/snorkelling (32km)


Turtle tours

Whale tours

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Please be aware that this resort is situated in an area where there are numerous wild animals (hippo, crocodiles, etc.). Caution is advised.

It is not advised to drink St. Lucia’s water.  You can however bring your own drinking water, or it can be purchased from the office in 5-litre containers.

The units are serviced daily, except on Sundays and public holidays.

Unit Assignment: The resort has the right to assign a different unit of the same occupancy to the one originally allocated. Should a unit number not appear on your reservation letter, one will be assigned to you by the resort on arrival.

All units are double-storey (upstairs and downstairs with bedrooms and bathrooms located upstairs) and steps will be challenging for guests with limited mobility.

Towels are changed/washed upon request, as we are trying to use water sparingly.

Please note that the resort does not provide beach or swimming towels.

Late arrivals may collect their keys from the gate security.

No pets are permitted at Sandy Place

Sleeper couches are only recommended for children under the age of 12.

No smoking in the units

Do not hesitate to contact the resort directly to provide information on the unit prior to confirming a reservation.

All units have the following configuration:

Sleep private 4

Maximum 6

Has 2 Sleeper couches in lounge (u/12 recommended)

All units are double storey and therefore have a full set of stairs leading up to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

The stairs could be very challenging for guests with limited mobility and is not at all wheelchair friendly or accessible.

Durban (+/-2hours)

From the King Shaka International Airport join the N2 North. Take the turn-off to Mtubatuba. At the T-junction turn left and, approximately 500m, take the R618 turn-off to St Lucia. St Lucia is approximately 25kms from Mtubatuba. Cross the bridge at the Estuary and turn right at the traffic circle into McKenzie Road. Sandy Place is on your right in approximately 400m.

Johannesburg (+/- 7Hours)

From Johannesburg join the N17 and stay on the N17 towards Ermelo.  Join the N2 towards Pongola, Hluluwe, Matubatuba.  Take the R618 towards St. Lucia.  Cross the bridge at the Estuary and turn right at the traffic circle into McKenzie Road. Sandy Place is on your right in approximately 400m.

Check-In Time: 

Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 10:00

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