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About Marula Place

3-star graded, semi-finalist in the 2004 AA Awards Programme, Marula Place is set in a 2 acre tropical garden. All rooms are en-suite and have tea/coffee making facilities, air-conditioning. Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering options available. Marula Place has 24 hour security.

A secluded garden cottage is available for those who need some privacy ... private entrance and private garden.

The major Zululand Game Reserves and the beach are only 20 minutes’ drive from Marula Place. Other site seeing trips include tours to Traditional Healers, Medicine Makers, Herbalists, our lovely beaches where you can fish, scuba dive, snorkel or just enjoy our World Heritage Site. The Umfolozi Country Club is just up the road – it has an excellent restaurant, facilities for golf, tennis, squash, swimming, horse riding, bowls and a gym.

The Zululand climate is perfect: hot summer days and warm sunny winter days. We live on the border of the listed World Heritage Site, the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, some 3800ha expanse of lake and wetlands. The village we live in is called Riverview and is adjacent to the Umfolozi River and Mtubatuba. We are only 25 kilometers from the coastal village of St Lucia and close to the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserves.

The Guest Lounge offers a Pub Satellite TV, Dining and Kitchen Area, Barbecue and Jacuzzi.

The Cottage: Is separate from the main house and has it's own garden, entrance and parking. It is air-conditioned to cope with the warm summers. The Hut sleeps 4 comfortably. The village is protected by an electrified fence and 24 hours security.

B&B :There are 4 more Double en-suite bedrooms available - all with Air-conditioning and mosquito protection.

We also offer dinner on request.

We have round the clock security.

We are close to St Lucia and Zululand's best Game Reserves.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Satellite TV*

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


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

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  • Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: --Select-- Rooms / Units: 8 Bed & Breakfast All rooms are tastfully decorated, have air-conditioning, Bar Fridge and coffee making facilities... see more
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          Reviews for Marula Place

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          Anonymous, South Africa
          16 June 2009

          The cottage was clean and spacious. Anthony was very friendly and helpful.

          Aoife O'Leary, South Africa
          26 November 2008

          WE really enjoyed our stay- Anthony cooks the best breakfast and was wonderful during our time there- was great talking to Pete about his escapades in Ireland!!! Would recommend it to friends and family- thank you

          Harald Otterpohl, South Africa
          07 January 2008

          Quiet and relaxing. Most beautiful garden cottage.

          Bonnie Welty, United States of America
          14 July 2005

          We enjoyed Marula Place very much. It's setting is lovely. They have several cats which we all enjoyed. We were missing our cats at home in the States. The accomodations were more than adequate, except that it was unusually cold the night we were there and our rooms had no heaters. ( Coming from the U.S. we are spoiled by central air and heating.) They served a delightful breakfast of fruit, juices, breakfast meats, eggs and breads. The family was friendly and provided a very homey atmosphere as well as plenty of help regarding travel in the area.

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          Marula Place is 5km from the centre of Mtubatuba , the nearest airport 84.8km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling