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Nibela Peninsula, Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, 3960, South Africa

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Nibela Lodge melts into the forest and cocoons the visitor from the outside world - a secluded retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Eleven thatched chalets, cradled high up in the cool forest beneath a magnificent canopy of trees greet guests on arrival.

Each chalet has a lounge area for relaxing and an en-suite bathroom with shower. The rooms are exquisitely decorated with a private wooden deck with spectacular views of the waterway and lush forest.

Coupled with the chalets built above the sand forest are sumptuous self-catering lodges. The Lodges are hidden among the trees and connected by raised wooden walkways. This is complemented by the exhilarating views of the Lake. 

Nibela is buzzing with adventurous activities for the whole family: Mountain and quad biking, guided walks, fishing expeditions, and the very best in bird watching, at the iSimamgaliso Wetlands Park - a World Heritage Site.




All reservations must be confirmed with payment guarantee 21 (twenty one) days prior to arrival in order to secure the room booked.


* Check in time: from 15h00

* Check out time: 10h00

* Requests for early arrival must be done directly with the establishment booked.

* Late check-out times need to be arranged directly with the establishment and is subject to availability and may be charged for.

* Day use rooms are on request only and are subject to availability.


In the event that the accommodation is not taken up, CyberCapeTown will have the right to deem the amounts due in lieu of the cancellation penalties payable and, in addition CyberCapeTown will have the right to release reservations where deposit and / or payment is not made on the due date.

CyberCapeTown reserves the right to alter the deposit during peak periods, which include large conventions, sports events and such like, without prior notice to the TO or company.

Cancellation policy and schedule for F.I.T’s is as follows

* 100% cancellation fees 28 days prior.

* No-shows will be charged full cancellation fees for the duration of the booking.



All rates are quoted in ZAR and include VAT (unless otherwise indicated).

Tourism Levy is included in the rate.

Rates quoted are inclusive of accommodation, breakfast and VAT at 15%.

Children 0 to 2 years - no charge,

2 -11 years sharing - 50% of adult rate, camp bed

Hotel Facilities

Birding at Nibela

A highlight for nature enthusiasts is a trip to the nearby floodplains. Spot the highly sought after and beautiful Rosy-throated Longclaw as well as large flocks of Flamingos. See our bird list

Boma dinners

Boma dinners are offered twice a week. Traditional Zulu dancers are pre-arranged on request

Family fun & Recreation

Large garden chess set Two trampolines 9 hole putt-putt course soft toy play area for toddlers sandpit and slide Board games and DVD’s for rainy days

Scenic lake trips

Scenic boat or fishing trips on the lake, ranging between 1 and 4 hours (subject to level of lake) Fishing rods for hire, bait for sale

Guided Tours

Explore the fine surroundings and experience nature at it’s best. Our knowledgeable and qualified guide will add interest to our captivating tour. Guided walking trails to the fossils, forest & game, birds or shoreline Guided quad bike trails to the fossils, Mangazi Cave, water birds or a combo trip

Nibela Spa

Find Relaxation with the Nibela health spa. There’s a treatment for everyone.


Enjoy breakfast and lunch to the sound of indigenous birds and dinner at our gorgeous restaurant seating up to 30 people. Kiddies’ meals and vegetarian options are also available on request.


Fresh bread, soft rolls and mouth-watering pastries are dished up daily from our Zulu bakery.

Ladies Bar

Unwind in our luxurious laid-back ladies bar or on our beautiful wooden viewing deck; watch TV, browse books in our library or challenge friends to a board game.

Swimming Pool

Cool off in our swimming pool. Towels and umbrellas are available at reception.



Pineapple tours

Queen pineapples are produced all year round, but the ‘King of Fruit? as it is also known, is at its best during the summer months. Pineapple farming is a labour intensive process that takes up to 18 months, to produce delicious, yellow ananas!

Jozini Dam

The Jozini dam is situated 280 km north-east of the port city of Durban. The dam was constructed in 1973 at the eastern end of the narrow gorge separating the Lebombo and Ubombo ranges and was the largest dam in South Africa at the time of its construction.

Tiger fishing is a popular activity at this dam. Both boat and shore fishing options are available to fishermen.

Amorello Golf Day and Night golf

contact Ronel – 035 562 3182

Crafts Village

Zamimpilo Crafts Village

1h30min drive including dirt road

Local crafts and curio market Hluhluwe Game Park

85km – 1h15min drive including dirt road

Spend a day scouting for the big 5 at this famous game reserve. The reserve also offers exciting horseback safaris where, under the guidance of qualified guides, guests can experience the beauty and wildlife of this amazing park.

R80 pp entrance fee and self drive on tar road R80 pp entrance fee and guided game drive (10h00-13h00) R250pp  


Other transport

Sodwana Bay

85km – 1h30min drive including dirt road

Go diving at the beautiful Sodwana Bay. Warm waters, diving for every level and amazing reefs make this the ideal spot for divers.

Beach for swimming and fishing Coffee shop and fishermans’ pubs Deep sea fishing – My lading fishing charters – Janne 

Diving operators include:

Coral divers Amoray diving Sodwana Bay Lodge Scuba Centre Reef teach Triton diving charters Zulu Croc

35km – 35min drive including dirt road

Walk plus show (show time: 10-12h00 / 15-17h00) Be taken on an educational adventure Learn more about crocodiles and snakes and even get to feel and touch some of the world’s most feared reptiles


Ilala Weavers Market

65km – 50min drive including dirt road

Crafts and curios and fig tree restaurant.

St. Lucia

160km – 2 hour drive including dirt road

Mkuze Reserve

Fig tree forest walk Mkuze Reserve R180pp

Beach (swimming not recommended strong ocean currents very dangerous) Lots of shops and restaurants Advantage tours for boating activities and turtle and whale tours Emdoneni Lodge

85km – 1h15min drive including dirt road

Cheetah breeding center and feeding 16h00 – 17h00 / R150 pp

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Children 2 - 11 Years: Sharing with 1 or 2 adults pay

R870.00 ( Per day )

Children 2-11 years

R455.00 ( Per day )

Children 2-11 years

R455.00 ( Per day )

Children 2-11 years

R455.00 ( Per day )


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