Sobhengu Lodge

Sobhengu Lodge offers guests the opportunity to indulge in solitude at its thatched, self-catering chalets. Built above a sand forest, the chalets are hidden among trees and connected by raised wooden walkways. The resort is perched on the peninsula of Lake St Lucia with exhilarating views of the lake.

South Africa is famed for five World Heritage Sites, but the most impressive of all is the Greater St Lucia Wetland. Millions of years of gentle abrasion by wind and water has painstakingly moulded a unique landscape, which harbours the most sensitive and diverse flora and fauna within its myriad of ecosystems. The opportunity to luxuriate in a mosaic of landforms ranging from savannah through to wetland and ocean is truly rare. What better way to appreciate the beauty of nature than at Sobhengu Lodge. Perched on the Peninsula of Lake St Lucia, the lodge offers guests a chance to indulge in solitude at its unique, self-catering chalets. Built above a sand forest, the chalets are hidden among trees and connected by raised wooded walkways. This is complemented by the exhilarating views of Lake St Lucia (guests should check on the level of the lake). From Sobhengu’s private boma, guests are afforded the opportunity to take a glimpse of the birds and wildlife. For the more adventurous, hiking and quad biking trails abound, providing guests with the opportunity to closely inspect the remains of fossilized flora and fauna dating back six million years.

1br/4 max (1 Priv/4 Max)
2br/6 max (2 Priv/6 Max)
4br/8 max (4 Priv/8 Max)

Mini golf, board games and outdoor chess.

Individual self-catering lodges have been built above a sand forest rich in birdlife, hidden amongst the tress and connected by raised wooden walkways, which will make every trip to your luxury lodge an adventure. Each lodge has a private boma/braai where you can dine under the African skies. Untis 101,102,103,104,109,110,111,112 have DSTV Hotel package.

There is tuck shop that only sells the basics. Please ensure that you bring enough supplies for the duration of your stay. Please do not remove fossils found on the property. Please confine cigarette smoking and the lighting of fires to designated areas. There is a swimming pool at the resort and remember that swimming in the lake is prohibited. Guests from Sobhengu Lodge are welcome to eat at the restaurant at Nibela Lake Lodge. Should you wish to eat at the restaurant please ensure that reservations are made well in advance at the Nibela reception. Peninsula has been declared a malaria free zone. However, visitors are advised to consult their doctor with regards to taking anti-malarial medication, especially during late summer and early autumn seasons.The closest hospital is in Richards Bay.

Resorts are required to check proof of Identity upon check in.

Please note: Each unit has a DSTV decoder and a hotel package smart card.

Please advise the resort on all arrival times.

Please note that arrival times should be before SUNDOWN. The sand road to the resort is very dark at night as no lights, therefore please ensure not to check in after 17h00.

Units 104 -112 need a 4×4 to get to their units. Some units are not suitable for older people due to the walking distance. The resort is situated in a nature reserve and at times game stray from the reserve boundaries. Please be cautious of dangerous animals at all times.

The resort only accept Visa & Master Cards.

Due to the draught, the Far North Coast is experiencing water shortages. Please take bottled water for drinking and cooking as all water is discoloured & not drinkable. The resort has water restrictions from time to time. Please contact the resort for an update on the situation.* Until further notice the boat and fishing facility will be out of operation.

** Please note: Sleeper couches are only suitable for small children under the age of 12 **

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

Lake St Lucia

Zulu Croc World

Aircon. /fan

Braai facility (Barbeque)

Catering (Fully Self-catering)

Cleaning Services (Daily)


Microwave ( )

Parking ( )

Satelite TV



Towels (Bath & Swimming)

Tumble Dryer (Laundry service)

Washing machine (Laundry service)

Key, Breakage (R200)


Restaurants (Bookings essential @)

Swimming pool

Babysitting (By arrangement)

Beach (65km Sodwana Bay)

Game Farm (Hluhluwe Umfolozi 80)

Medical Fac. (Hluhluwe 62km)

Nearest Supermarket (Hluhluwe 62km)

Nearest Town (Hluhluwe 62km)

Follow the route through Bethal, Ermelo and Piet Retief then through Pongola taking the N2 South bound to Hluhluwe.
Follow the N2 North bound to Hluhluwe.

(note: The Engen Garage is the last petrol station, it is suggested that you fill-up.)
(note: From Engen to the railway crossing it is 2.3km.)
Travel through Hluhluwe town, at the fourth (4) traffic circle turn left, then travel a bit and turn right crossing over the railway tracks, you are now on the R22 Sodwana Road.
(note: On the R22 Sodwana road, you will travel for 25.4km before you have to turn.)
Be on the look out for a Green Nibela and Sobhengu sign on your right, as well as a small white road sign L554 on your left. Turn right onto the dirt road at those signs, you are now on the L554.
(note: From the L554 to where the road splits it is 4km.)
Travel on the L554 dirt road till it splits into three. Turn at the most right road passing through the Nibela tuck shop and local bottle store where there is a Green Nibela and Sobhengu sign, as well as a small white road sign L542, once you turned you are on the L542 road.
(note: From the split to the T – junction it is 5km.)
Travel on the L542 to the T – junction and turn right at the Green Nibela and Sobhengu sign, you are now on the D675.
Travel on the D675 for 13km, the road ends at the Nibela and Sobhengu gate.
At the gate please dial 10 for reception or dial 20 or 19 before 07h00 or after 21h30. Inside the property please follow the Reception signs to Reception for check in at Nibela and Sobhengu and to receive your keys and instructions to your unit.
Please phone 035 562 9005 should you get lost along the way. Otherwise phone 084 555 6151 or 082 452 1133 in case of emergency.

Check-In Time: 

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

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