OVERVIEW ON LIDIKO LODGE IN ST LUCIA ISIMANGALISO
Lidiko Lodge is situated in the village of St.Lucia, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, surrounded by the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (iSimangaliso Wetland Park) an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set above the Great St.Lucia lake, on a coastal dune and with views of the estuary, the main lodge offers bed & breakfast accommodation in 16 well appointed en-suite garden rooms. All garden rooms have views of the tropical pool area or park like gardens of the lodge. Enjoy a generous country breakfast on the deck with views of the Great St Lucia lake and park like gardens of the lodge. Surrounded by South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, Lidiko lodge is the ideal destination to explore the Wetlands with its 5 major interlinking eco systems, pristine beaches & surrounding Big 5 game reserves. The charming thatched roof colonial building, which today houses the reception area, guest lounge and art gallery, was one of the first residences to be built in St.Lucia in the “County of Zululand” in the late 1930’s. The two family/triple rooms are also part of the original building. It remained a private residence until 2004 when it was converted into a lodge. At Lidiko guests are accommodated in style and comfort. All the rooms are garden rooms, en-suite, fully air conditioned and spacious with a private patio and entrance. The rooms are fitted with either single or King size base set beds. Each room has a color television, easy chairs, bar fridge, hair dryer, wall safe and a complimentary tea & coffee making facility. Crisp white sundried linen, luxurious towels and toiletries add to a feeling of luxury and pampering. All our rooms are garden rooms, most of which surround the beautiful garden courtyard and sparkling pool.
There are twelve double or twin rooms build around a terraced garden courtyard rich with an abundance of exquisite tropical flora and with the sparkling pool at its centre. They are fitted with either two single beds or a King size bed made up with crisp white linen, two easy chairs, a remote controlled color television, hairdryer; bar fridge as well as a complimentary tea and coffee making facility with a packet of traditionally home baked rusks. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with toiletries and fluffy white towels. The family unit consists of two en-suite rooms with an inter-leading door between the two rooms. It has a private patio and own entrance and is decorated in a contemporary Afro-Colonial style. Children will be suprised by who shows up to play. The bathrooms each have a shower, vanity and toilet and are fitted with fluffy white towels and toiletries. The one room has a double bed and the adjoining room has two single beds, all made up with crisp white linen. The unit has a remote controlled color TV; a hairdryer; bar fridge; personal safe as well as a tea & coffee-making facility with a packet of traditionally home baked rusks. This is the ideal lodge for parents with younger children who would like the children to have their own room, but still be close enough to them.
Dining At Lidiko Lodge
A scrumptious country breakfast is served buffet style on the dining deck overlooking the Great St.Lucia Lake. The breakfast consists of fruit juice, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt, croissants and other pastries as well as bacon, eggs, other hot dishes of the day, coffee, tea and toast. An a la carte menu is available all day for drinks, cakes and sandwiches. In view of the fact that Lidiko Lodge is within 5 minutes’ walking d istance of all the restaurants in the village, dinner is only done by prior arrangement. Dinners at the lodge consists of a three-course table d’hote menu. The dinners are traditional South African meals or barbeques. Lidiko Lodge prides itself in using only the best and freshest ingredients in all their meals.
Activities At Lidiko Lodge
- Game Drives
- Boat Trips on Lake St Lucia
- Whale Watching
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Horse Riding
- Turtle Tours
- Bird Watching
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