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Umlilo Lodge (Umlilo is the Zulu word for fire) is a 4 star guest house situated in the small village of St Lucia, the only private village in the world to be completely surrounded by a World Heritage Site. We offer 11 comfortable en suite guests bedrooms, All rooms have air - conditioning, 10 TV channels, mosquito nets, hair dryer, safety deposit boxes, refrigerator, complimentary tea & coffee facility etc. Guests can choose to laze on the wooden deck by the pool, make use of full internet in our dedicated guest internet room as well as WIFI for guests who would like to bring their own computer.
Relax in our bar lounge with honesty bar full Digital Satellite Television which is surrounded by a fishpond. In the evenings guests can choose to enjoy a home cooked dinner whilst sitting in the Boma around a fire or wander into town to sample our local restaurants. From 07:30 until 09:30am we serve a healthy and delicious English and continental breakfast, which includes fresh fruit, assorted yoghurt, four types of cereal including muesli, cornflakes etc, percolated and instant coffee, variety of teas, milk, bread, cold meat platter and cheese etc. Complimentary coffee and tea is always available in the guest rooms.
|Address :||Umlilo Lodge, 09 Dolphin Avenue, St Lucia Estuary, St Lucia, 3936, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa|
|Postal :||P.O. Box 267, St Lucia, 3936, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa|
|Contact :||Es de Lange|
|Contact 2 :||Lourens de Lange|
|Tel :||+27(0)35 590 1717|
|Cell :||+27(0)76 708 8285|
|Fax :||+27(0)86 515 4545|
|Cellphone Reception :||Good|
From Johannesburg Take the N12 road to Witbank, turn of to Ogies. Then go through Bethal, Ermelo Piet Retief, Pongola, continue south along N2, past Mkuze and Hluhluwe. Take turn-off left to Mtubatuba and St Lucia. As you arrive in Mtubatuba, turn left to St Lucia (25 kms). Once over the bridge into St Lucia take a right at the circle and continue down main street. After passing Spar keep a look out for the thatched fruit market on your right, from there take left and you will see Umlilo Lodge. From Durban Take N2 north, you have the option of the toll road or the alternative route via KwaDukuza (Stanger). Forty kilometres the turn - off to Richards Bay, turn right to Mtubatuba. As you arrive in Mtubatuba, turn left then right to St Lucia (25kms). Once over the bridge into St Lucia take a right at the circle and continue down main street. After passing Spar keep a look out for the thatched fruit market on your right, from there take left and you will see Umlilo Lodge.
|Best Time to Visit :||All Year, winter very mild|
|Reception Opening and Closing Times :||07:00-22:00|
|Rates Quoted :||Per Person|
|Base Currency :||ZAR|
|Minimum Rate :||650.00|
|Maximum Rate :||895.00|
|Updated for :||2013|
|Comments :||Breakfast included in rates. (Rate info updated Dec-13).|
|Payment Methods Accepted :||Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, Electronic Funds Transfer|
|Nearest ATM :||200m|
|Nearest Bank :||300m|
|Tourist Organisation :||TGCSA|
|Tourist Organisation Rating :||4 star|
|Languages spoken :||English|
|Accommodation (Bed and Breakfast), Conference Facilities, Child Friendly, Restaurant (Mon-Sun: Dinner & Breakfast. South African Braai (BBQ). Dinner on request. Book before 13:00.), Swimming Pool, Internet, Wireless Networking|
|Accessible to Disabled Persons :||Yes|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Quad Bikes, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Snorkelling, Surfing, Canoeing, Boat Trips, Bird Watching, Whale or Dolphin Watching|
|Game to View:||Big 5|
|Notes on Activities:||Big 5 Game Drives; Big 5 Bush Walks; Wetland Park Tour; Snorkelling Safaris; Turtle Night Walks; Birding Walks; Deep Sea Fishing; Hippo & Crocodile Cruise; Crocodile & Snake Centre; Cultural Tour; Bicycle Tours; Beautiful coastline. Including the Cape Vidal Nature Reserve. (Some activities may be offered nearby).|
Summer is the rainy season. Close by airports are the Richards Bay airport (70km and 40 minutes drive) and King Shakas international airport (200km and 2h15min drive). A shuttle service is available on request and in advance. Car rental services close by are AVIS and Euro Car. Prebooking accommodation at this lodge is preferred, but not essential.
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