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Lidiko Lodge
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

We spent 5 nights in this wonderful lodge together with friends. All of us are very satisfied with our stay.
The staff is very nice and helpful.
The garden area including the pool is an oasis.
Even close to the center of the village, the lodge is quiet and peaceful.
If we return to St Lucia, we will stay in Lidiko.


  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

We arrived at Lidiko Lodge halfway through our South Africa Road trip, and we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay!

The management is extremely friendly and the set up of the lodge is creative and cosy. The rooms are spacious with a large en suite bathroom and are situated around the pool, though the lighting could be a little better. The staff are very friendly and tend to your every need. Breakfast was very good and is served outside on the porch (this can be a bit cold in the winter so dress warmly). The atmosphere is relaxed, the rooms are clean and there are parking spaces right at the back of the Lodge.

WATCH OUT FOR THE NAUGHTY MONKEYS!
The monkeys have a habit of running around the garden, so make sure you keep your doors and windows closed when you leave the room or aren't paying attention, because they will come in and investigate everything they can get their little hands on! but they are cute and entertaining to watch, and are quickly shoo'ed away.

We were also extremely grateful to the owner, who let us keep our room for longer than usual due to the fact that our whale spotting trip was the morning of our departure (we had booked it the day before but it was cancelled due to weather, so the owner pulled some strings so that we were booked on the next morning) it is a good thing that he allowed us access to one of these rooms, as we returned absolutely soaked and definitely needed a change of clothes.

You will not regret booking a stay in this lodge.
Lidiko Lodge, thank you for a great stay and greetings from Maastricht (including an old student of yours! :) )

Room Tip: All rooms are identical, they are just at a different angle to the pool.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Not much that I can comment on. The service was excellent and the pool was one of the best I have swam in. I did forget a curio in the room and was unfortunately not contacted about it but besides that everything was perfect.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

The lodge is in an area of great natural beauty near many wonderful animals. We had some wonderful days with lots of adventure. The swimmingpool was refreching and we could order something to drink at any time.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Great breakfast and staff were fantastic and very helpful. St lucia is an awesome holiday with cape Vidal a must. Only issues were shower door never closed and we got two twins pushed together instead of a double bed.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Friendly and helpful staff at Lidiko Lodge made us feel at home at once. Very nice rooms with a front porch towards the pool area. Good parking space in the back onf Lidiko Lodge. 2 minutes walk to the restaurant area in St Lucia.


  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Lidiko Lodge was just what we needed to break away from life in the city! The friendly staff welcomed us with open arms and recommended the best places for lunch and supper. Their breakfast is yummy with excellent service. They also advised us what to do if you spot a hippo walking on the road or grazing between the houses at night ... just keep your distance and walk on! Trips are organised from the lodge but we drove around ourselves after receiving the required information from the lodge. The lodge is situated on the main road and every restaurant and shop is within walking distance. St. Lucia is a little town where it is still safe to walk or jog around - even at night.

Room Tip: All rooms have a private entrance from the pool. We stayed in rooms 14 and 15 - the family unit. At...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lidiko Lodge

Address: 95 McKenzie Street | PO Box 68, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 31 Specialty Lodging in St Lucia
Price Range: $105 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lidiko Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set above the Great St Lucia Lake, Lidiko lodge is a 4* lodge, centrally situated in the village of St Lucia, surrounded by the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (iSimangaliso Wetland Park), an UNESCO natural World Heritage Site. Lidiko Lodge offers 16 well-appointed air conditioned en-suite garden rooms decorated in a contemporary Afro-Colonial style. All rooms offer a private patio and lead onto the pool area or bird filled gardens. Free wi-fi is available in all the communal areas. ... more   less 
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