Situated just 70km from Nibela Lake Lodge, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve on the African continent. Covering an area of 960km² in KwaZulu-Natal, it is most widely known for a plentiful and diverse array of wildlife.
Nibela Lake Lodge blends seamlessly into its forest surroundings, overlooking the expansive St Lucia estuary. Eleven thatched, timber chalets are situated beneath a magnificent canopy of trees, and are connected by wooden walkways, raised high above the cool forest floor. Private and secluded, guests are able to enjoy the solitude and tranquillity of Africa at its best.
The main lodge building houses The Lakeview Restaurant as well as a comprehensive bar and outdoor deck, which is ideal for sundowners or after-dinner milkshakes. The Lakeview Restaurant boasts exquisite views of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and offers mouth-watering homemade dishes. At Nibela, we know the importance of a good breakfast and the continental buffet, combined with the options from the hot meal menu, ensure a solid start to every day. The deli-style lunch menu has an array of sandwiches, salads and pizzas while dinner is comprised of a three course meal of authentic tastes and flavours. Kiddies meals and vegetarian options are also available on request. With only the multitude of bird species breaking the silence of the tranquil surroundings, this Hluhluwe restaurant is a wonderful setting for relaxing into a delicious meal.
Nibela Lake Lodge is the ultimate off-the-beaten track accommodation, where your relaxation is our top priority. The friendly and professional Nibela team are ready to welcome you, and make you feel right at home. They are experienced and knowledgeable, and are available to help with anything you might need.
There is nothing more rejuvenating than putting your feet up on your own private balcony, with an unobstructed view of the estuary and a good book. Characterised by its wide open spaces and the nature that surrounds it on all sides, Nibela offers the space you need to get your breath back after the hustle and bustle city life.
Nibela Lake Lodge is a short distance away from a number of Hluhluwe and iSimangaliso Wetland Park attractions, and a variety of daytrips can be organised at reception. Not that you need to go very far to be entertained.
The main lodge houses a lounge area with TV and DSTV channels, a variety of wildlife books and board games, and leads out onto a wraparound wooden viewing deck. The lodge also boasts a pool table, dart board, curio shop and two swimming pools to cool off in the magical Zululand climate. Swimming towels and umbrellas are available at reception on request.
There are also a multitude of leisure activities available on the property so you can take full advantage of the serenity on your doorstep. From quad biking and fossil walks, to bird watching and spa treatments, there’s something for everyone at Nibela.