Umlilo Lodge

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Interior entrance
Family Room (Unit) | Terrace/patio
Family Room (Unit) | Terrace/patio
Standard Room | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Family Room | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of Umlilo Lodge

Umlilo Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star B&B in St. Lucia with outdoor pool and restaurant

9,0/10 Superb

28 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is R2 200
Price available on 2022/11/05
9 Dolphin Avenue, St. Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, 3936
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Car rentals on site
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Richards Bay (RCB) - 76 min drive


  • Wimpy - 2 min walk
  • Barraca - 3 min walk
  • Kauai Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Braza - 3 min walk
  • Fisherman's - 5 min walk

About this property

Umlilo Lodge

4-star bed & breakfast by the ocean
A free breakfast buffet, a terrace, and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at Umlilo Lodge. In addition to a library and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Laundry services, luggage storage, and barbecue grills
  • Smoke-free premises, a front desk safe, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, pool, and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Umlilo Lodge boast perks such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • TVs with premium channels
  • Balconies, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies


This property accepts major credit cards.

Also known as

Umlilo Lodge
Umlilo Lodge St. Lucia
Umlilo St. Lucia
Umlilo Lodge St. Lucia
Umlilo Lodge Bed & breakfast
Umlilo Lodge Bed & breakfast St. Lucia

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Umlilo Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
How much does it cost to stay at Umlilo Lodge?
As of 06 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Umlilo Lodge on 05 November 2022 start from R2 200, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Umlilo Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Umlilo Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Umlilo Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Umlilo Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Umlilo Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Kauai Restaurant (3-min walk), Braza (3-min walk), and Fisherman's (5-min walk).
Does Umlilo Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Umlilo Lodge like?
Umlilo Lodge is a short 3-minute walk from iSimangaliso Wetland Park and 9 minutes' walk from The Gallery-St Lucia.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful lodge, great stay
Beautiful lodge. Excellent location.great hosts they amazing. You get that personal touch and service from the hosts. A memorable trip i will definitely return many times.
moaaz, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Cozy comfortable lodge with excellent service
The Umlilo lodge is a very nice lodge. The owner is very helpful and welcoming. The grounds of the lodge are lush, clean and well kept. The pool is nice and clean but it was unheated and as we were there in the winter it was too cold to swim. Breakfast is great. Location is also very good. We were in a nice room that probably needs a little bit of updating but it was cozy and comfortable. All in all, I would certainly go back there and highly recommend it.
Peter, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful tree filled lodge with amazing staff.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect place in a perfect location.
Umlillo Lodge is perfect! Just a few steps from the small commercial area of St. Lucia, the lodge is beautiful, with a courtyard maintained as the areas environment of trees, etc, (with occassional monkey visits too). The room is beautiful, clean, contemporary. And delicious breakfast. We loved it here.
Donna, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great base in St. Lucia
Umlilo Lodge is great. The garden is beautiful with koi pools, a swimming pool and pathways thru the garden connecting the rooms and public spaces. Whoever decorated the rooms was very thoughtful. There was a lot of space to place suitcases, reading lamps for bed and a big bathroom. The public spaces were clean and pleasant. One night there was a fire in the fire pit and it was nice to sit by the fire. Did I mention the honor bar? Or that the hosts will book tours for you? Or the breakfast includes cooked to order eggs?
Dana, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Umlilo Lodge very friendly
My grandchildren and I were very happy with the Umlilo lodge. The children enjoyed the pool, the breakfast was great, but the aircon didn't work in the room. Overall I would give it a 4+ rating.
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8/10 Very good

Nice but pricey
Nice little hotel, but very pricey for what it offers.
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10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing Atmosphere and Extremely Helpful Host
Wonderful Facility! Lawerence was extremely helpful with lots of local knowledge. Directed us for game drives and sightseeing, even organized a birding tour our daughter. My wife loved the fresh scrambled eggs each morning!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic layout in a great location
We had planned to stay 2 nights at Umlilo but getting lost enroute cut us back to one night. That was a big disappointment because this property is really a great place to stay. Lawrence and his Mom are wonderful hosts who tend to all your needs.They booked our night safari and boat excursion in a matter of minutes. The inside courtyard of the Lodge is like a garden with trees running up to the second floor balconies. It's a one minute walk to the main street of St. Lucia. All in all, a very welcoming inn that will make you want to come back.
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