Imvubu Lodge - Richards Bay, Zululand

Richards Bay Accommodation
Richards Bay, Zululand

Imvubu Lodge

Richards Bay, Zululand - Accommodation

Imvubu Lodge rating

Imvubu Lodge in Richards Bay

Imvubu Lodge, meaning hippo in Zulu, was inspired by famous Huberta the Hippo; who undertook the historic journey from Zululand to East London. Tucked away in the lush greenbelt zone of Richards Bay, we are adjacent to the scenic Lake Menywa and the unspoilt beaches of the Indian Ocean.

The accommodation offers luxurious one and two bedroom chalets, both self-catering and non self-catering. The single self-catering chalet can sleep two people and double chalets can accommodate up to five people. All our self-catering chalets are fully equipped with everything you need for a well-deserved break or just a good nights rest. Each chalet is secluded and is equipped with air-conditioning, DStv and braai facilities.

The lodge is located on a 20-hectare property with a wildlife sanctuary surrounding it. It is within close proximity to the Tuzi Gazi Waterfront, the international heritage site of Lake St Lucia and two world-class game reserves boasting the Big 5. Imvubu Lodge is also close to the CBD as well as the Richards Bay airport.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Imvubu Lodge,Richards Bay, Zululand

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Conference Venues
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Wi-Fi

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 32° 6' 4.8" E / 28° 47' 26.6" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Imvubu Lodge in Richards Bay, Zululand

Departing: King Shaka International Airport
Address: King Shaka International Airport, King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4405
Distance: 0.4 km / Duration: 1 hour 34 mins
1.Head southeast13 m
2.Turn right toward International Trade Ave30 m
3.Keep left to continue toward International Trade Ave40 m
4.Slight left onto International Trade Ave0.7 km
5.Turn left onto Mdloti St/M65
Continue to follow M65
Partial toll road
2.9 km
6.Keep left at the fork and merge onto N2
Partial toll road
128 km
7.Take exit 327 for R34 toward Richards Bay/Empangeni/Ulundi
Toll road
0.8 km
8.Turn right onto R34
Partial toll road
2.9 km
9.Continue straight to stay on R3414.0 km
10.Turn right onto Hibberd Dr0.9 km
11.Continue straight
Partial restricted usage road
Destination will be on the right
0.4 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

King Shaka International Airport - Durban


In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.

The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.

Reviews for Imvubu Lodge

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What a great place with awesome ocean views and a must for anyone in the North KZN area. Friendly and helpful staff. Awesome wood fire pizza & cocktails. Love it.

review by Chris Swart

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This place is good. Staff welcoming with smile. Place is hygiene and it cost less compare with the service they give visitors

review by njabulo msomi

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Clean, neat, well serviced by friendly staff. I really enjoyed our workshop experience at Imvubu Lodge.

review by Yvette Nowell

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Nice lodge with cosy little wooden chalets and a terrific sea view bar

review by Michael Bornhoft

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Beautiful place indeed! The staff is very Welcoming. Very convenient for self catering as well.

review by S

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Beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Serenaded by frogs for dinner, and an awesome meal to complete my stay.

review by Linda Van Alphen

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Takes less than a minute to go to the beach which is also private beach it self. People are nice and friendly, rooms are always neat and tidy. Good place of nature. Air conditioning in every room. Personal safe in the main bedroom

review by Ofentse Kubeka

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The space is well cared for. The breakfast court offers a scenery of a lake with live animals because it is a nature conservancy. It is close to the beach, and one can hear and smell the Indian Ocean...the swimming facilities are cosy, and adventure golf has some fun to add to it... there is Sundowner bar which is a nice spot to wine and dine and have a good time while viewing the ocean...the chalets are nice and cosy wooden cabins...the town is nice because every place is almost close by...

review by Pontsho Moletsane

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Clean, safe, beautiful. No complaints! Rooms feel private and homey... Would definitely recommend it for couples or families.

review by John Calitz

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Excellent service and beautiful and the food at the restaurant is very good. I had a great time at the lodge wil definitely go back. It is a must for all

review by Thinus Haasbroek

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This place is absolutely an amazing to immerse yourself in nature. Very private and we were lucky enough to hear the ocean from our room too. Spotless every day and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.Tutu was an especially lovely meet as she also was a Disney alumni and connected with us at our engagement dinner. She went the extra mile and brought a surprise champagne to our room.I would've liked to know beforehand that the beach access was closed and be advised to go to the main Alkanstrand entrance but it's really not a big deal to go around. The location is close to everything!The restaurant and bar were both wonderful and food and drinks delicious. I adored both the sea and lake views. Truly spectacular getaway for us. Would love to go back.

review by Kate Wilson

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Location is ok, nice bar with sea view is the highlight. Friendly people. You may find monkeys in your room if you dont close the window. There is no access to the beach, all gates to the beach are locked. Breakfast was not included to my surprise, even booking com didnt mention this. The remote of the TV was different brand than the TV and therefore didnt work.

review by Niels

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