Welcome to Hippo Lodge
The Hippo Lodge was established in August 2018 & conveniently located, between the main street and St Lucia estuary. The lodge is self-catering and will fulfill all your needs & also offers its guests a safari experience, by the sister company, Go Safaris, so you can enjoy your time exploring the surrounding iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and the nearby Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Big 5 Game Park, or take a sunset boat cruise or some historical sightseeing in the nearby attractions.
The Hippo Lodge is family-friendly offering a beautiful pool and kids play area. There is a communal braai & dining area with ample parking for all guests, even space for small trailers.
Stunning accommodation in the heart of St Lucia, South Africa
3 Sleeper Cottages
The cottages can accommodate 3 people in a single room cottage, with either a king or double bed & and an extra single bed with a beautiful modern fully fitted kitchenette, with utensils, cutlery, tea/coffee making facilities provided, & full ensuite. Fitted with air conditioning, cable tv with full channel options & private patio.
Overlooking the beautiful St Lucia Estuary, our family rooms are big enough to accommodate up to 5 people. Having its own full kitchen and bathroom, which leads to its own private patio & braai area. Ideally situated on the banks of St Lucia Estuary, makes it a popular stay to see the hippo grazing in the garden.
The Hippo Cafe is part of the Hippo Lodge and situated on the main street, McKenzie Street, of the St Lucia Town. Established in February 2019, it has become popular with international and local guests, with its unique and bespoke menus option delivering an authentic taste of South African food.
A modern, upmarket & fresh setting with a street-side cafe feel, with beautiful interior decor, offers the best location to have meal or drinks while the town of St Lucia passes by.
A unique menu with a South African flair, the chefs at Hippo Cafe is always experimenting to infuse new flavours and bring about new creations for you to explore. Popular with the locals and international visitors are the pizza’s, burgers, salads & breakfast + coffee options, Hippo Cafe offers the most delicious and artistically creative gourmet milkshakes. A real family-friendly environment with the introduction of our new kiddies menu the kids can join in on the dining experience.
Dedicated kiddies play zone is ideal to keep the kids entertained on a long afternoon from a safari adventure, with free wifi throughout the cafe. Vegetarian & Vegan menus are available on enquiry.
Talk to us at any time with your enquiry and we will gladly respond to you, whether it’s lodge bookings, safari tours or the cafe.
Telephone: +27 (0) 35 590 1245