St Lucia Wilds – Self Catering Accommodation
“The Wilds” as we are locally known, offers fully equipped self-catering holiday accommodation and you are invited to stay in our standard, comfortable, well equipped, homely, clean units. We offer 3 joint ground floor chalet/apartment type units and 1 affordable (budget) flatlet. No meals, drinks and toiletries are provided. We provide accommodation for single travellers, families, self-drive visitors and backpackers, especially nature enthusiasts.
St Lucia Wilds is privately owned and managed, situated in the main street away from the noisy town centre but within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Our units are set in a natural tranquil garden on the embankment of the St Lucia Estuary (lake). Wildlife visit the garden overlooking the lake like Tree Squirrels, Banded Mongoose, an abundance of birds, insects, butterflies, small reptilians, small bucks like Red Duiker and Bushbuck, Vervet Monkeys and Thick-tailed Bush babies at night and hippo grazing the grass from time to time.
All units have access to the lake via a communal path through the premises to the big garden and swimming pool too. The garden chalet/apartment units have no view of the lake. Each unit has a little garden separated by plants as view. Come and enjoy the big garden view of the Estuary while watching the many birds, or just relax on a lounger chair under a tree in the cool breeze, drink a “sundowner” while you watch the sun set over the lake or cool down in the swimming pool also on the lake side.
The owners live onsite and are always ready to give information and share their passion for the environment, part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – World Heritage Site. We have our own garden bird and wildlife list and Igwalagwala Forest Trail site map, with directions to other hot spots. This area provides lots from Zebra to Mangrove Forest to beetles, the sea, forest and lakes.