St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge

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Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand
Seasonal outdoor pool, free cabanas, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, free cabanas, sun loungers

Overview of St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge

St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge

4-star property
Upscale lodge on lake in St. Lucia

8,6/10 Fabulous

68 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
187 McKenzie Road, St. Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, 3936
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Washer/dryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Richards Bay (RCB) - 77 min drive
  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 148 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge

4-star lodge by the lake
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace at St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge. With a white sand beach, this lodge is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and laundry facilities.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool with free cabanas and sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • Tour/ticket assistance and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast
Room features
All guestrooms at St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge boast thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and furnished patios, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guests reviews give good marks for the spacious rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and hair dryers
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service

What to do

  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool loungers


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Washer and dryer

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 3000 per vehicle (one way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 450 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in between 6:30 AM and 6 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 450
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 450 (subject to availability)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from October to May

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge
St. Lucia Kingfisher
St Lucia Kingfisher
St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge Lodge
St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge St. Lucia
St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge Lodge St. Lucia

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 3000 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. There's a charge of ZAR 450 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of ZAR 450 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing, and safari tours. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Wimpy (9-min walk), Barraca (9-min walk), and Kauai Restaurant (10-min walk).
Does St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.
What's the area around St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge like?
St. Lucia Kingfisher Lodge is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Very friendly Manager and staff. Slightly dated accommodation, made up by the views of the estuary and lovely breakfast. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a weekend getaway in a natural, leafy environment, but still within walking distance of the local eateries.
David, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place. Can't wait to come back. Perfect, quiet little corner in paradise.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tranquil setting of a beautiful guesthouse
Beautiful guesthouse in a tranquil setting. Great hosts and value for money
Adele, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great colonial style villa!!!
The decor of the place is amazing. As if you are in a colonial villa!!! The attention to the decorative detail in the house and the rooms is impeccable. Everything else just follows this level of experience. Would surely recommend to both families and romancing couples.
Nikolaos, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful and clean lodge
The room is beautiful and very clean, it looks new. The outside area is very nice and the location is quiet. The only thing that can be a problem for a guest is that the room was very light inside at night. The outside lights shining inside the room can be a problem. It might be a good idea if the room had blackout curtains for the guests that prefer a darker room at night.
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10/10 Exceptional

A small, comfortable gem
Set in a lovely garden overlooking the St Lucia estuary, this delightful B&B is actually an old family home that has had a number of accommodation modules added of which there are 2 types; self-contained family units and smaller rooms suitable for couples. Each unit is pleasingly decorated with an African theme and has an en suite bathroom (bath and shower). In addition there is a very comfortable bed fitted with full mosquito netting, efficient split unit air conditioning and a private patio equipped with sofa, cushions and comfortable chairs where you can sit and enjoy the lovely sub-tropical garden without being overlooked by other guests. Breakfast, which is taken in the old house with a full view of the garden, is excellent and includes decent coffee, fresh fruit and full cooked English-style if desired. Situated at the end of a small road that runs down the spine of the St Lucia peninsula, the location is quiet yet within easy walking distance of the main street where there are a variety of good restaurants, cafes and other facilities. Security is good though care is needed at night when hippos commonly leave the quiet waters of the lagoon and come into town to graze. We were told that hippos have been known to come into the garden from the estuary to drink from the pool! Grey monkeys are common in the area and visit daily to explore and entertain. Overall Kingfisher Lodge provided a very pleasant and relaxing we happily recommend this excellent establishment.
Paddington, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice Guest House
Had a good experience, good location as it is at the end of the main road and thus more tranquil.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

This is a small B&B with hippo and crocodile viewing available nearby. We had our own "outdoor" room with couch, table, and chairs. Maureen, the manager, was very helpful with suggestions for dinner and nearby attractions. She also warned us about the danger of hippos wandering the grounds and the streets of St. Lucia after dark. There are many miles of lightly populated beaches (at least in winter with highs in the 70s and 80s F). The estuary tour with mostly hippo and some croc viewing is not to be missed. The Croc Centre completes the croc viewing experience. We were allowed to handle a 2-yr-old croc.
Kingfisher Room
Kingfisher Outdoor Room
Hippo Family on the St Lucia Estuary
Peter, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Guesthouse in St Lucia
A very attractive guest house at the end of a quiet cul de sac in the village of St Lucia....beautiful interiors to the communal areas - lounge, breakfast room and garden. The lawned garden leads down to the estuary and is a real feature - lovely views and comfortable outside seating area with pool. We saw deer and monkeys in the garden. Our room had a fabulous, huge, comfortable bed. Fridge and coffee/tea making facilities. The bathroom was functionable but outdated. There was a large terrace at the front of the accommodation with sofa and table and chairs - we were looking forward to making use of this, however, it was unusually hot and humid whilst we were there and, with no fan on the terrace, it was too uncomfortable to sit out there. St Lucia has a range of eateries and shops. We had hoped to be able to walk out in the evening , however, at the time of our stay, a hippo had taken to coming out of the estuary and making its' way up the guest house lawn and crossing near the car park/entrance area and onwards. The guest house being in a dark section of the street, we decided not to take the risk of walking. Slightly exciting and slightly scary returning from an evening meal to the car park, wondering whether you might run into a hippo !! Certainly different !
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8/10 Very good

Great hotel
The guest house is great, food was very good, a little far from 'downtown'
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