Nibela Lake Lodge


Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Wildlife

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 Photoblog: Funny Wildlife Photos 2017

As the sun sets on another year, we thought we’d brighten your day with some funny wildlife photos we’ve come across in 2017. There’s no better way than to end of the year with a good laugh and a smile on your face. Enjoy!

Relocated lions welcomed to uMkhuze section of iSimangaliso Wetland Park

In a world of wildlife that is usually dominated by negative news stories, we are always thrilled to hear positive ones – especially when it happens so close to us in KwaZulu Natal. Earlier this month, two lionesses were successfully relocated from Makalali Private Game Reserve in Limpopo to the[…]

Image Credit: Clive Reid

Operation Rhino: Looking Back 50 Years On

The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa, became the only sanctuary for white rhinos in Southern Africa and rescued them from the brink of extinction through the influential project Operation Rhino. More than 50 years after its initiation, the positive results of Operation Rhino are still[…]

Image Credit: Pim Stouten

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[…]

birding guide

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[…]

Game viewing in Hluhluwe

Day Trip Highlight: Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Game Reserve is one of the oldest protected wildlife reserves in Africa; stretching across 96,000 hectares in central KwaZulu Natal. Hluhluwe Game Reserve (in the north) and Umfolozi Reserve (in the south) combine to form the greater Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve. The two reserves are logistically managed separately, but make[…]

Fishing St Lucia

Spotlight on St Lucia

If you’re looking for a quiet spot to hang your hat or put your feet up, St Lucia is a destination with more to offer than most. St Lucia’s relaxed pace of life, along with its incredible wildlife and outdoor experiences make it the ideal place to escape from the[…]

Image Credit: Craig Sefton

Best Day Trips from Nibela Lake Lodge

Nibela Lake Lodges lies at the forested heartland of the wetlands of KwaZulu Natal, in a region that is brimming with exciting marine conservation areas, big game parks and local craft markets to add to your itinerary. Here are just some of our ideas for the best day trips from[…]