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Lidiko Lodge

95 McKenzie Street, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
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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.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Public wifi
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Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Safe
Seating area
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Flatscreen TV
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

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95 McKenzie Street, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
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Sara O wrote a review 06 Apr
Helsingborg, Sweden19 contributions5 helpful votes
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We stayed at Lodiko for three nights hopping to see the Hippos, ended up falling in love with St Lucia, we had a lovely one day Safari and got too see the big four and the beach. The staff at Lodiko was friendly and so helpful and made us feel so welcome. The room was big and very cozy and quiet. Big bathroom with shower and bath. Highly recommend staying here, close to the Main Street but still nice and quiet.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amanda H wrote a review Feb 2024
Worcester20 contributions16 helpful votes
Very welcoming lodge. The staff were extremely friendly and couldn’t have done more for us. The accommodation was comfortable and the air conditioning really effective and appreciated! The lodge is well positioned for exploring the small town, where there are plenty of good bars and restaurant, and going on local excursions to the wetlands etc.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank you for a great review! Thank you for recognising the Lidiko Lodge Team.
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lindiwenzuza4 wrote a review Feb 2024
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the stuff from reception to cleaners as well at the atmosphere was very good. The lodge receptionist made it easy for us to enjoy the beauty of saint Lucia, there was a map provided to move around. He also made bookings for our game drive. I can recommend this resort to anyone. this also located on street where there all kinds of restaurant, you can walk to the restaurant anytime.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Thank you for the recommendation and super review.
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Claire P wrote a review Dec 2023
Toronto, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
The place was beautiful with lovely, spacious rooms, amazing staff, excellent food and a perfect location. They took care of all requests, provide early breakfasts for a 5am game drive, and genuinely cared about their guests. Would happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Roger wrote a review Nov 2023
Leicester4 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a charming little spot with very friendly and accommodating staff. Somebody is always on hand to assist, if required. The pool area is a haven of calm and like a tropical oasis. The town's restaurants are a few minutes walk from the Lodge
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Thomas W wrote a review Sept 2023
Wiesbaden, Germany29 contributions3 helpful votes
St. Lucia is a wonderful place to stay, very friendly peoples, great nature and birds. So the Lidiko Lodge is a lovely part of them. Friendly staff and always help from the reception. And the breakfast is very good, we wish you all the best with the Lidiko Lodge in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Vicky C wrote a review Aug 2023
Huddersfield, United Kingdom24 contributions14 helpful votes
Brilliant lodge in a great location. Staff are all very friendly, breakfast is delicious, rooms are beautiful, comfortable and very clean. Our second stay here, we'll definitely be back next time we're in SA.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 10 Oct 2023
Returning guests are the best compliment we can receive. Thank you for again visiting Lidiko Lodge.
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Mike S wrote a review Aug 2023
South Africa695 contributions278 helpful votes
We’ve stayed here before, and will again! First, the lodge is very conveniently located on the main street, and near the restaurants. It also has beautiful grounds with tropical trees. A person could rest by the pool and feel like you are completely in a jungle surrounded by orchids and birds. The staff is superb and the rooms are comfortable. We all had a great night of sleep before heading off the next morning. Breakfast was fresh, plentiful, and tasty!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Thank you for such a great detailed review. It is much appreciated.
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Ethan D wrote a review Aug 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great stay at Lidiko lodge! Very impressed with the staff, the breakfast was delicious, and our accommodations (the manor house) were really spacious, clean, and comfortable. St Lucia is a charming town, with good food and quaint shops. Everything is within walking distance and it feels safe to do so. Keep an eye out for hippos (not that we saw any in town)! We would definitely stay at Lidiko lodge again.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 22 Aug 2023
Thank you kindly for an awesome review. Our team at Lidiko strive to make our guests hard earned holiday as special as possible.
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Arjen v wrote a review Aug 2023
5 contributions3 helpful votes
The hosts JAco & Jacobus were very friendly and helpfull. We arrived too early but they took care of it that we could go to our room right away. That's nice after a long drive. Breakfast was excellent, the staff were great.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,276 - R 2,314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lidiko Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lidiko Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Amala Massage & Gifts (0.2 km) and Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lidiko Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Lidiko Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Lidiko Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lidiko Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lidiko Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Reef and Dune, KAUAI St Lucia, and Alfredo's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lidiko Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Lidiko Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of St Lucia.
Are there any historical sites close to Lidiko Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (4.4 km).