Base your tropical retreat at the St Lucia Ecolodge & Conference Centre

St Lucia Ecolodge & Conference Centre

Thanks to its location, among the lush tropical gardens of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, the 4-Star St Lucia Ecolodge & Conference Centre in St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal, promises a wonderful time over your romantic, group or family holiday.

St Lucia is indeed among the best holiday destinations on the KZN coastline. Expect consistently warm weather throughout the year – giving it a Caribbean-style climate.

Your hosts at St Lucia Ecolodge have also ensured that, as their guest, you get the best facilities and excellent hospitality – a point repeated by many of their previous guests.

Owing to the current pandemic, expect various health protocols that have been put in place to keep you and your family safe during your holiday.

Accommodation at St Lucia Ecolodge & Conference centre

Guest accommodation at the lodge comprises of comfortable Bed and Breakfast as well as Self-Catering accommodation. In total, there 29 en-suite units that can comfortably accommodate up to 72 guests – tour bus groups are also welcome!

Each unit comes with its own private entrance and private balcony as well as private patios with garden furniture. Inside, you will find a large bedroom with extra-length beds, percale linen, a spacious lounge, verandah, full bathroom with bath and shower. There will also be a kitchenette fully-equipped for self-catering stays.

Several units are wheel-chair friendly and need to be requested prior to arrival. The units have ceiling fans and are air-conditioned. Expect TVs with OpenView in the bedrooms and lounges, hair dryers, tea & coffee stations in all rooms as well as Wi-Fi access. Read more here…

Facilities at St Lucia Ecolodge

Expect all the facilities you will need for a comfortable stay including a travel desk,  a 24-Hour check-in facility, a swimming pool, Lapa with a bar and deck area, fine dining at the 80-seater Hog & Hippo Bistro, telephone and mailing services as well as ample, secure parking. Ask them about airport transfers as well as babysitting, ironing and laundry services.

There are two superbly-appointed conference facilities for countryside functions, weddings, birthday parties and teambuilding outings.

Things to do in St Lucia

The Isimangaliso Wetland Park is a nature lovers’ paradise with many tourist attractions and activities. Within reach of St Lucia Ecolodge, are game drives, deep-sea fishing, whale/dolphin watching, turtle tours, snorkeling in subtropical coral reefs, hippo and crocodile boat tours, horse riding, bird watching, nature hiking trails, farm and cultural tours.

The best part about basing your stay in St Lucia at the hotel is that the Shaka Barker Tour Company operates from the hotel as well. The benefit is that the team is able to provide a customized service to guests, depending on what they wish to do during their getaway.

Shaka Barker Tours specialize in tours in and around St Lucia and with their knowledgeable team, guests can expect a little bit extra when it comes to both service and the overall experience. Read more here…

Reviews from St Lucia Ecolodge guests

“We enjoyed a wonderful 2 night stay at this self-catering, friendly and efficient lodge. Delicious breakfasts served. Gorgeous gardens with beautiful trees and lush surroundings. An excellent spot to stay while exploring the stunning surrounds of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park,” wrote kasamrarhodes on their TripAdvisor page.

Nieuwoci added; “Good location and excellent property and accommodation with friendly staff. Very nice pool and the breakfast was awesome. Will definitely want to visit again. Great for children and safe and secure. Thanks again!”

St Lucia Ecolodge & Conference Centre is located on the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Lake St Lucia. For bookings, call +27 (0) 35 590 1082 or email Alternatively, you can do your bookings HERE. Visit them online at Here is their location on Google Maps. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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