My husband and I stayed at the lodge for two weeks in late September and had an amazing trip. This was our first time to South Africa and we really enjoyed the resort feel of the lodge. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, lots of lush plants and wild life. The staff were amazing to us. A few tips here and there really went a long way, the staff always smiled and even took the time to point out local wildlife and tell us about Richards Bay. The interior of the cabins were a little dated, but everything was clean and comfortable and we really enjoyed the privacy of the cabins. The pool was a little small, but it was nice to have on hot days. The beach was also very nice, but the ocean was pretty rough.
The restaurants were also very nice and affordable, but after a few nights there, we started going out for dinners to have some variety. The views from the bar and the reeds restaurant were also very nice to have while eating and having some drinks.
We went to Richards Bay because it was a quiet beach town that was close to many great nature reserves and we were not disappointed. If you are looking for a safari tour company, we suggest Kobus at Land Lover Safari.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imvubu Lodge is Your Place in Nature. Imvubu Lodge is conveniently situated with Private Access to a golden beach of the Indian Ocean. While nesting within lush indigenous surroundings, filled with an abundance of birdlife, this location offers the exhilaration of holidaying in an idyllic part of the world, while being only mere minutes away from the Richards Bay Airport and the growing hub of Richards Bay. With a variety of unique luxury, stand alone, fully serviced chalets, GUESTS of Imvubu Lodge have the advantage of being able to select either a Self Catering option or enjoy the luxury of being catered for at the onsite 'In the Reeds' restaurant. Offering an exceptional standard of cuisine that is sure to satisfy any taste bud, enjoy the picturesque view of our resident Fish Eagle taking fish out of Lake Menywa. Enjoy the magnificent 'Sun Downer Deck' offering pub like meals, with a 180 degree sea view, or just relax and have an ice cold beverage from the 'Sun Downer Bar', while the rest of the world rushes by. Imvubu Lodge offers world class, state of the art business and conferencing facilities ensuring that the business man is able to get the work done even while relaxing in these natural surroundings. In addition to all of this, we offer 24 Hour security, parking at your private chalets, friendly and efficient staff to assist with any of your queries; Imvubu Lodge welcomes all GUESTS be it for Business of Pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Protea Hotel Imvubu Richards Bay