Nibela Lake Lodge


All you need to know about Hluhluwe Pineapple Tours

Hluhluwe is South Africa’s pineapple growing capital. The region produces 90% of the fresh eating pineapples of South Africa. The variety of pineapple grown in Hluhluwe is the Queen Pineapple. The Eastern Cape is the other major pineapple producing region, where Cayenne pineapples are grown.

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Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park Photo Blog

The oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa, the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is an absolute must-see on a trip up the Elephant Coast. Rich in wildlife of all sizes, and boasting an abundance of vegetation and diverse landscape, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is the only state-run park that houses the illustrious Big 5 in the[…]

The Tale of How iSimangaliso Wetland Park came to be

Spanning 280km from the Mozambique border in the north, to Mapelane, south of Lake St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park is South Africa’s third largest protected area and one of its most important protected natural habitats. ISimangaliso’s rich biodiversity and astounding natural beauty are thanks to a melding together of different[…]

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Hluhluwe Mountain Biking Trails

The Hluhluwe area offers excellent mountain biking trails from the doorstep of your chalet at Nibela Lake Lodge. The Nibela Peninsula, False Bay Park and St Lucia Wetlands Park have a number of excellent routes for novice to experienced riders looking to escape to the great outdoors on two wheels.[…]

St Lucia Activities

Spring in Hluhluwe: Best Outdoor Activities at Nibela Lake Lodge

Let us take your breath away, this September, as the enchanting forest surrounding the Nibela Lake Lodge, comes alive with the beauty of Spring. Situated beneath a luscious canopy of trees, the Nibela Lake Lodge overlooks the magnificent St Lucia Estuary. The sheer magnificence of nature culminates in Hluhluwe this[…]

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6 Night/7 Day Itinerary along the Elephant Coast

KwaZulu Natal’s Elephant Coast is home to world-renowned game and birding parks including Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The Elephant Coast is characterised by pristine wetlands, beautiful beaches and Big 5 game parks. Here’s our recommended 6 Night / 7 Day Itinerary to see it all.

Day Trip Highlight – iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

An hour and a half’s drive from the luscious Nibela Peninsula, the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park is a mecca of unmatched natural beauty and diverse habitats and ecosystems. A nature lover’s dream, a day trip to the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park offers more than just a leisurely game drive around the reserve.[…]

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Birding Guide: Top Sightings on the Nibela Peninsula

The coastal region of KwaZulu Natal is renowned as a birding hotspot for nature lovers and avid bird-watchers in South Africa. The floodplains, forested woodlands and grasslands around Nibela provide an array of habitat for one of the most diversely populated birding areas in the country. Take a look at[…]

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Spotlight on: Nibela Bush Spa

Nestled in the heart of the Nibela forest, surrounded by leafy trees and the soft sound of birds, you’ll find the Nibela Bush Spa. If tranquility is what you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. This airy spa with its spacious treatment room has exactly the kind of calming[…]