• Enjoy the Views
    Enjoy the Views

    The surroundings are very peaceful and hippos often graze on the front lawn of the Lodge during the night.

  • Cool off

    in our deep swimming pool overlooking the forest and the ocean.

  • Self-catering.

    Our fully equipped kitchens offer everything you need to cook delicious meals during your stay.

Ingwenya Lodge: A Family Self-Catering Accommodation in St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Experience the tranquillity of Ingwenya Lodge, a serene self-catering pet-friendly accommodation nestled in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, where you can witness the wildlife, embrace tranquillity, and savour the breathtaking views of St Lucia.

Nestled amidst the serene surrounds of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ingwenya Lodge offers a tranquil self-catering experience like no other. Located on the outskirts of the charming town of St Lucia, our lodge boasts a privileged position bordering the nature reserve, affording guests breathtaking views of both the sea and the estuary.

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of our peaceful surroundings, where hippos graze leisurely on the front lawn at night. Keep an eye out for the small game that frequently wanders the premises, and listen for the rumored leopard that roams the area.

Our six self-catering units are named after the five feeder rivers of the St Lucia estuary: Mpate, Nyalazi, Hluhluwe, Mzinene, and Mkuze River, as well as the Mfolozi River that flows out to sea nearby. Each unit is fully equipped for your comfort and convenience, ensuring a memorable and hassle-free stay.

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From Our Guests

  • Great place to stay for discovering the wetlands. Madeleine was very helpful with recommendations and everything else we needed. The lodge is in a quiet street which we 100% preferred to the main street. The best part: the amazing sea view (if you stay in the upper apartment). Also the garden and pool are very nice.I would definitely stay there again.



  • Very spacious apartment, good walking access to the town, excellent WiFi signal, nice outside space with BBQ.


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  • Wonderful views across to the sea, with no intervening habitation. Large, relaxed and private. Helpful and friendly manager. Lovely to have a swim in the pool. Great early morning birding within the property.


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  • Madeleine was an excellent host who made us feel welcome. The apartment and location were stunning. We would highly recommend Ingwenya Lodge.


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