The Sweetest Spot is a magnificent spacious villa & an ideal base to explore Hluhluwe/Umfolozi nature reserve as well as the Isimangaliso greater wetlands park.
Self Catering House Accommodation
in St Lucia, Zululand & Maputuland,
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The Sweetest Spot is a magnificent spacious home situated in St Lucia, a world heritage site (iSimangaliso Wetlands Park). The house is within walking distance of all the shops, restaurants super tube and tour operators.
It is air conditioned, has four bedrooms/three bathrooms (two en-suite). Two rooms open directly onto the pool/entertainment area. All rooms have queen beds and there is also a bunk bed for extra capacity to sleep ten people. There are two large lounges, dining room, fully fitted kitchen & scullery, foyer and study. The house is 580sqm excluding the large thatched lapa next to the pool which is the ideal place to relax & braai/barbeque. You will definitely not be disappointed!
The house is serviced on a daily basis (Exc. Sundays). Linen is provided. Please bring your own towels.
Come stay in style!
A to Z of Things To Do:
Arts & Crafts: Zulu's are great crafter's and famous for colourful beadwork, clay pots, baskets and mats. Within the St Lucia area there are a market and curio shops that sell a great variety of curios, including baskets, mats, carvings, walking sticks, beadwork, clay pots and locally produced fruit and vegetables.
Bank facilities: ABSA. First National Bank. Standard Bank. ATM Banks.
Beaches: St Lucia (1km) and Cape Vidal (29km). Big 5 Safari - Umfolozi Hluhluwe Game Reserve an hour's drive away where many animals can be seen including the "Big Five" (57km). Bird-watching - a Bird watcher's paradise with over 500 species amongst the coastal dune forest and wetlands. Apart from being famous for water-birds, St Lucia boasts more than 400 species of avian delights. Narina Trogons, Knysna Loeries, longclaws and LBJ'S get twitchers twitching! Bird-safaris in the northern Lakeland of St Lucia and guided excursions along the trails will reveal many unusual species.
Boat Cruises - (Santa Lucia, Advantage Fannas, Born Free) 2 Hour Trip on Estuary - Crocodiles, Hippos, Mangroves - To Much to Mention.
Cape Vidal - drive for 29km (tarred road) through a Game Park and you will find the beautiful coastal resort, Cape Vidal which holds the unique distinction of allowing visitors access to both the wildlife of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park as well as the marine life of the Indian Ocean coast. (Beautiful beach and picnic spots.) Within this park area we have four of the "Big 5" of which the lion is absent.
The sheltered bay has a designated launch site for ski boats with excellent off-shore angling, spear fishing, surfing, kite surfing swimming and snorkelling.
A gorgeous stretch of beach where one can swim, snorkel, fish and sail. There are trails of varied distances through the nearby reserve.
Croc Centre, Cycad Garden and Snake Park (5min).
Deep-Sea Fishing Trips - Game, Bill and Bottom Fishing - Whole Day - arrange to go deep sea fishing, all Bait & Tackle Supplied.
Golf: Monzi Golf Course- 9 holes / 16km from St Lucia.
Internet cafe and Photo shop.
Mkuze Game Reserve - great destination for birders. The Mkuze Game Reserve section of the park has the highest density of black rhinos anywhere in the world.
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, 260km away - a small series of lakes bordered with lush, forested dunes which separate the ocean from the lake system.
Hluhluwe - Umfolozi Game Reserve: .Where the battle to save the white rhino was won! Experience the thrill of seeing Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Leopards, Buffaloes and other games unique to Africa.
Ski Boat Club - A popular establishment located nearby the estuary mouth/ pool tables are available. You can also view the crocodiles and hippos from this club while having sundowners.
Tennis Court - Monzi / Less then 16km from St Lucia.
Shakaland - You are one and a half hours from Shakaland, the all encompassing Zulu cultural experience. You will be transported back to the time of Shaka Zulu, one of history's most feared warriors.
We spent 4 nights here - enough to visit Cape Vidal, Umfolozi game reserve, do a hippo boat trip and visit the croc centre. Its perfectly situated with only a 5 min walk to the main street with shops and restaurants or to the boat jetty. The street the house is in itself is very peaceful though. There was loads of room for us - 2 families with children (9, 6 & 2). We all loved the pool which was clean and well kept. It is lovely how the master bedrooms open out onto the pool. The house is clean and well equipped. The sheltered outdoor eating area means we could eat outside whatever the weather. The owners are particularly helpful - in particular posting back to us an iPod left behind!
Lucia from Frankfurt
Stayed Mar 2011
It was excellent and the best choise we ever had. Would like to come back at any time. The owners are very nice people and Zandile is the " jewel" of this house.
Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Ben & Mariana
Gary from Glossop
Stayed Aug 2010
In one word - WOW. Clean, spacious, well equipped, well serviced, excellent location - wish we had stayed longer. Family of five (Mum, Dad + 17, 14 & 9 years old).
Stylianos from FLEET
Stayed Mar 2010
We had an excellent time and we certainly would love to visit again in the future with our friends. We have already recommended it to friends.
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Anonymous, South Africa
24 February 2011
The house is very spacious and conveniently located. Everything was withing walking distance. It was a good starting point to do our day trips to the wetland park and the beach. The maid did a great job. We really enjoyed our stay and will come back if we get a chance. The pool is kept in excellent condition. We would recommend it to anybody travelling with young children to go there and just relax.
This property is stunning. Words and photos cant really describe how beautiful, unique, and comfortable it is. The amenities are very nice, the service is excellent, and it is ideally located in St. Lucia- close to everything we wanted to see and do. We took my 80-year-old in-laws for a holiday here, and they both agreed it was the best trip of their lives. The kids were equally thrilled with the place. We all fell in love with this property, and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.
An exceptional property, both in its location and its stunning rooms. We wandered around each room in awe when we arrived...and were still doing it 2 weeks later! The housekeeper Zandile was lovely and both my young children were in tears as we left. The property reaches across all generations as my parents were equally as captivated as my children - a superb holiday home in an amazing place... as it says on the website you wont be disappointed!