Wendy's Country Lodge
An upmarket St. Lucia guest house
Big Five safaris to Imfolozi Game Reserve from our doorstep
Tours, Safaris & Activities
A part of the service we offer our guests is to assist them in the planning of tours, safaris and activities to enable them to get the most of their time.
The main tours and safaris start from our doorstep and are undertaken by experienced guides from Zululand Aquatic & Animal Adventures who have a sound knowledge of the abundant flora and fauna of the area.
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve Safaris
The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, famous for saving the white rhino from extinction, boasts the Big 5, as well as cheetah, wild dog and hyena.
Being in a relatively high rainfall area, the carrying capacity is high and there is plenty of game to see. It is advisable to give yourselves two days for game viewing.
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is South Africa's first Natural World Heritage Site.
Several excellent estuary boat tours are available from St. Lucia only 20 minutes away from us and cover various parts of the Lake and the St. Lucia Estuary. The main attractions are: Hippos, Crocodiles, Fish Eagles, Goliath Herons, Pelicans and a host of other bird life.
Take a Game Drive in the Wetland Park with Zululand Aquatic & Animal Adventures and enjoy amazing bird and game viewing which includes 3 of the Big 5. Experience stunning beaches, the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and sand dunes covered in tropical forest.
Numerous walking trails are available. One of the most popular is the Mziki trail where sightings of crocodiles, hippos, water birds and buck are almost guaranteed.
The Dumazulu Traditional Village is only a 20 minute drive north of Riverview and caters for tourists wishing to experience the Zulu culture without too much commercialism.
Cape Vidal (part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park) has safe swimming and great snorkelling where numerous tropical fish can be seen.
Mission Rocks (on the way to Cape Vidal) has beautiful walks along a secluded beach and of special interest is Bat's Cave
St. Lucia offers excellent fishing in the estuary, along the beaches and deep-sea, but be aware of crocodiles and sharks especially at night time. Consult with the local conservation officers if you are new in the area.
The phrase Big 5 refers to Elephant, Rhinoceros, Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard.
The phrase was originally coined by big-game hunters referring to the five most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt on foot.
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park was until November 2007 known as The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park.
iSimangaliso is the Zulu word for Miracle and Wonder.
Some of Our Safari Photographs
Tel: +27 (35) 550 0407
Tel: 082 772 8363
3 Riverview Drive, Riverview
P O Box 47, Mtubatuba, 3935
KZN, South Africa
Standard Room sharing.
Enquire about our off-peak specials.
Luxury Room sharing.
(min. 4 pax.). S/Catering.
Activities within 30kms
- Big 5 Safaris in Imfolozi
- Cheetah Breeding Project
- Ilala Zulu Weavers
- Dumazulu Cultural Village
- Golf (2 clubs)
St. Lucia Activities
- Cultural village
- Croc & Hippo Boat safari
- Crocodile Centre
- Night Game drive
- Whale Watching (Jun-Nov)
- Turtle Hatching (Nov-Mar)
- Deep Sea fishing
- Walking Trails
- Canoeing on the lake
From Our Guests
Barbara Paul Blake:
Atlanta, GA :
Great staff , Wonderful place , great Food
Michael and Gill: UK
Great stay – good food , great company . will be back
Franco and Nikita : Holland
– It was amazing, thank you for the fantastic service.
Paul and Getruida ; Belgium
– Nice safaris, a fantastic concept we will certainly come back.
Howard, Terry and Doreen: Paarl
Excellent in every way . can’t wait to return, Thank you.
Flo & Christiane : Germany :
Thank you for our beautiful stay. The staff ,Rooms and Meals were fantastic. Love to come again.
Nadine & Jeremy : USA :
Thank you for a relaxed and peaceful stay. Thank you for the lovely food and that exceptional garden.
Portia & Crew : SA Durban :
Wonderful stay , best customer service. definitely coming back.
Martin & Finola : Holland :
Felt like Home , Really comfortable.
John , Laure & Agnes Bertava : France :
Don’t change anything , “Here is a Paradise”.
Harry & Ans Kerver-Boekholt : Holland :
We loved it ! Thank you for making us feel at home with all your warmth and Kindness and a delicious dinner, Breakfast and the wonderful staff.