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About Imvubu Lodge

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.

Beach: We are an ocean-front retreat with a private beach just for our guests.

Wedding Venues: You will find our very special ambience the ideal environment for your wedding day. Should you wish to hold your ceremony at the beach, it will be our pleasure to facilitate it and will be prepared to accommodate your unique requirements.

Conference Venues: Imvubu Lodge offers world-class conference facilities and an outstanding conference venue, ensuring that the businessman can get work done comfortably and efficiently in stunning, natural surroundings. The Centre can seat up to 150 guests.

Family friendly: We have a pool, adventure golf, bird watching, pool tables, a jungle gym, table tennis, darts, trampolines, and paintball to keep the kids entertained during their stay.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 103
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Standard Chalets Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 10 These non self-catering chalets have an en-suite bedroom, a writing desk, bar fridge, air-conditioning and coffee and... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Air-Conditioning, Television see more Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R580 Per Person Sharing
    • Rooms Adults
      • Superior Twin Chalets Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 9 These are self-catering chalets with one twin bedroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, lounge with a television and roof fans... see more Features:  Twin beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more Twin beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R625 Per Person Sharing
        • Rooms Adults
          • Lake View Chalets Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 These chalets consist of two bedrooms (one with a double bed, one with two single beds) with an en-suite bathroom for... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds see more Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views
            from R2310 Room rate
            • Rooms Adults
              • Sea View Suites Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 These sea facing units consist one bedroom with a king size bed, their own kitchenette and breakfast nook, en-suite bath... see more Features:  King beds, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio see more King beds, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Jacuzzi, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
                from R2950 Room rate
                • Rooms Adults

                  Reviews for Imvubu Lodge

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                  Elelwang Dhlamini, South Africa
                  12 January 2017

                  I have booked and paid for accommodation in full on 23rd October 2016 through SafariNow. I have booked for a Lakeview Chalet from 3rd to 6th January. I have never received confirmation from the establishment regarding my booking. I called them on 21st December and was informed that everything was fine I just needed to bring the proof of payment with me. I was shocked when I arrived at the establishment on 3rd January with my husband and our two kids to be informed that the establishment did not receive payment from SafariNow and as a result the booking was not confirmed. I was told that they...
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                  Katherine du Plessis, South Africa
                  01 November 2016

                  We splashed out on the sea view suite for a stop over on our honeymoon. The room was stunning but unfortunately the Jacuzzi wouldn't warm up. we reported it to the staff but if the maintenance man came it was after our departure. The private beach was a short walk from the resort and very clean. We had a breakfast at the restaurant, it was fine but the room probably needs a bit of TLC to modernise. Friendly staff at the check-in.

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                  Imvubu Lodge is 1.4km from the centre of Meerensee , the nearest airport 93.3km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
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