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About Sobhengu Lodge

Find solitude in a landscape that is still wild and untouched.

Calling 100 000 hectares of game reserve home, of which 35 000 hectares are wetlands, the Sobhengu Lodge offers a unique eco-experience.

Guests are accommodated in luxurious lodges, inconspicuously nestled amidst the trees of the dense Nibela Sand Forest, and connected to the main lodge via raised wooden walkways that meander through the forest.

The game reserve is stocked with a variety of small game, rich in butterfly and bird life, and boasts fossil beds of sea shells, clams, ammonites as well as giant shark teeth dating back over 60 million years.

Safari: Fantastic area to explore; guided walks on fossilised fauna and flora dating back 60 million years, high butterfly biodiversity, bird watching with over 450 species recorded, scenic boat cruises and fishing trips available.

Spa: Spa treatments available.

Family friendly: Miniature golf – 9 hole, Jungle gym and swing, four communal braai areas, two swimming pools, mountain biking and fishing.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 9 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 122
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Mid Range
  • Upper
  • Top End
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Minimum of two-nights' stay over a weekend and four-nights midweek.
Stipulated arrival and departure dates in December, school holidays and public holidays.
Arrivals on a Friday or Monday only.
Departures on a Friday or Monday only.

Sobhengu Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Sobhengu Lodge

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Ludmilla Grobler, South Africa
04 May 2015

We visited in May 2015 Sobhengu Lodge with family and friends from overseas and it was truly disappointing experience! Lodge is highly overrated and needs serious maintenance! On second day we had almost no food left due to numerous ants in the lodge and all around, shower in our room was blocked, towels were not fresh and not properly washed; swimming pool wasn't properly cleaned and water was more cloudy then fresh and clean. We expected more activities but were told that due to low rain this year there is no boat trips and other activities which are still on website widely advertised. We...
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Robert Morley, South Africa
09 November 2014

Our second visit. Management and staff very attentive. Lucky was a patient and friendly guide on quad bikes and boat. Housekeeper very proud of her chalet and kept neat and tidy. We hope to be back.

Francois le Roux, South Africa
08 April 2013

This is a remote lodge in spectacular natural surroundings, with breathtaking views of the St. Lucia wetlands. You have to see it from this point to really appreciate the size, scale and beauty of the lake - in my opinion much more spectacular from here than from the Isimangiliso Wetlands Park at St. Lucia town. I saw some negative comments on the gravel road leading to the lodge entrance- however if you are accustomed to travelling on a typical SA gravel road,you will find this to be no problem whatsoever (You will need a vehicle with sufficient ground clearance to travel on a forest track...
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Sobhengu Lodge Map

Sobhengu Lodge is 17.2km from the centre of Hluhluwe , the nearest airport 116km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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