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4.5 out of 5

"Cosy cabin in lovely grounds with antelope and monkeys. Despite wifi advertised there wasn't any because the owners were in the process of looking fo ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 13 Feb 2019

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Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Patio

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£63* Per night/room 31 Jul - 1 Aug

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Patio

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge's good location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from iSimangaliso Wetland Park. You'll find features such as free self-parking, plus an outdoor pool and a restaurant.

  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy seafood while dining at Leatherbacks Restaurant
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Amenities include a front-desk safe, a meeting room and a conference centre
  • On-site recreation includes a playground
  • Guests speak favourably about the restaurant and the beds
  • Steps from iSimangaliso Wetland Park and a 3-minute drive from Sodwana Bay Beach

First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge

Everyone (1) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
Cosy cabin in lovely grounds with antelope and monkeys. Despite wifi advertised there wasn't any because the owners were in the process of looking for new suppliers - think they should have done that before leaving their existing supplier!

Posted by on 13 Feb 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Mar 2019 by Emde

Dear Anonymous, Sorry for the very late response. Thank you for the great review with regards to your stay with us. So sorry about the wifi, but the old wifi system so outdated and we are in the process of upgrading. With your next visit I am sure that this problem would be sorted and you will then enjoy the wifi. Have a great day! Regards Emde Clarke

5 out of 5
Lovely chalet, roomy and light with good facilities.

Posted by , from Uk on 16 Sep 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Sep 2018 by General Manager

Thank you for your glowing review.

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

All-inclusive Details

  • Gratuities not included
  • Taxes not included

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A bar/lounge and A poolside bar. An outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace are also featured at First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge. Self parking is free. This 3-star uMhlabuyalingana lodge is smoke free.

  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Conference centre
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk safe
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge offers 6 accommodations with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Accommodation at this 3-star lodge has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Leatherbacks Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in seafood.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

This property does not have a front desk. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Private entrance
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Hotel Names

  • First Group Sodwana Bay
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

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