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About De Novo Lodge

A secure lodge in Port Edward on the famous Natal South Coast, situated on the renowned Old Point Road leading to the Umtamvuna River. De Novo Lodge is located in idyllic subtropical surroundings with lush vegetation. This gives the lodge a unique, scenic and untouched nature.

A wide variety of bird life is found here and this makes the area a bird lover's paradise. The park-like gardens gives a restful and serene atmosphere. There is a fresh water swimming pool on the grounds and lots of room for the kids to play. Colourful flowers and cycads are just some of the flora on the grounds. The grounds are neat and paved around the units and 24-hour security patrols as well as a sophisticated alarm system take the worry away.

The braai facilities, washing line and laundry facilities are available to all guests. We have four self-catering units that sleep a maximum of four persons per unit, and a unit for overnight guests.

Our self-catering units are fully equipped with all the modern conveniences needed to make your holiday as carefree as possible.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Balance payable 14 days before arrival.

Availability and pricing

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  • Chalet 2 - Double Chalet 2 - Double Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering A double bed, en-suite shower, air-con, kitchenette, front and back doors, verandah (sleeper couch)
    from R800 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Chalet 3 - Double Chalet 3 - Double Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering 1 double bed en-suite shower, air-con, kitchenette, front and back doors, verandah.
        from R800 Room rate
        • Adults
          • Chalet 4 - Double standard Chalet 4 - Double standard Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering A bedroom with double bed, shower, kitchenette and lounge area with sleeper couch and private garden
            from R800 Room rate
            • Adults
              • Chalet 1 - Family Chalet 1 - Family Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering A room with 2 single beds, separated by curtains from a room with a double bed, air-con, en-suite shower, kitchenette,... see more Features:  Double beds, Single beds
                from R1000 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • Chalet 5 - Family Standard Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering A bedroom with double bed, kitchen, lounge with sleeper couch and bunk beds, shower, private garden.
                    from R1000 Room rate
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for De Novo Lodge

                      5 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Nokwanda Mtiki, South Africa
                      08 January 2015

                      A nice place to be,rooms are neat and staff are too friendly.I would go again there if its possible.

                      Carol Damoyi, South Africa
                      06 January 2015

                      The girls and I had an absolutely epic time at De Novo Lodge. Our host Shane and his family (and dogs) were very friendly and accommodating. We had complete privacy and everything we need for a comfortable stay was available to us. The bird life surrounding us (especially the beautiful peacock) was quite a lovely sight. We will be back again soon :)

                      Raganie Moodley, South Africa
                      23 January 2012

                      It was a lovely place. Very friendlystaff. Had a fab stay. Will go back.

                      Hannie de Nysschen, South Africa
                      31 August 2009

                      Very neat and tidy room on beautiful premises. Very friendly reception by pets and owners. Can recommend it to anybody.

                      26 June 2006

                      We enjoyed our stay, finding the owners most helpful, friendly and informative. The wild fowl sancturary was most interesting. The chalets comfortable with everything one needs for a short stay.We wish them every success with this delightful venture.Frank and Rosemary

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                      De Novo Lodge Map

                      De Novo Lodge is 1.5km from the centre of Rennies Beach , the nearest airport 27.3km (Margate Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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