Serene Estate St Lucia

Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal and the north coast, South Africa

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  • Glide over the sparkling waters of Lake St Lucia on a boat cruise, where hippos spray in the distance and fish eagles call as they soar above. A perfectly halcyon way to spend an afternoon.

  • Forget your cares amidst the lush gardens, where the limpid waters of the pool beckon in the tropical heat.

  • A nature lover's delight, the Elephant Coast and St Lucia abounds with marine life with superb cetacean sightings in the winter months (June to Nov) and turtles nesting over the summer on the remote beaches.

  • Delight in the unorthodox but quirky mix of modern and African decor, where nature and the culture of KwaZulu Natal add a unique aesthetic. 

  • Feel the thrill of spotting the rare white rhino on a game drive in the nearby Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve.

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KwaZulu Natal boasts a sub-tropical climate and tends to enjoy sunshine year-round with hot and humid summers, from November to March and much milder winters (May to September) than the rest of the country. The coastal line is typically blessed with around 300 days of sunshine while the elevation of the Drakensberg makes the temperatures more moderate. During the rainy season, the Drakensberg is likely to have daily thunderstorms and rain.

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The Serene Estate is a ultra modern boutique guesthouse in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park within the St Lucia Estuary, Hluhluwe Wildlife Reserve, on the Elephant Coast. A beautiful location ideal for many excursions and activities.

The Serene Estate is a state of the art design of modern architecture near the coastline of the KwaZulu Natal Elephant Coast and makes the most of open space within the building to invite the natural light and beauty of the outdoors in. The guesthouse features a pool and dining area and suites have big windows, balconies, seating areas, air-conditioning, TV, WiFi, hair dryer and coffee and tea making facilities.

With so much to do in the area there is not much time to spend at the guesthouse, but if you wanted to relax and unwind there is a lounge, library, reading table, coffee, tea and soft drink facilities, guest terrace, fish pond and roof garden, gazebo and the lovely salt water swimming pool. Restaurants are available within walking distance in St. Lucia.

Guests have the nearby reserves to explore, the chance to see the Big Five, go on boat cruises, fishing trips, bird watching, game walks and drives, whale watching, turtle dives, cultural tours, educational trips, horse safaris, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, canoeing cycling or just relaxing. There is also tennis and squash courts nearby as well as golf in the surrounding area. This guesthouse is all you could need in the perfect location for a fantastic vacation in the KwaZulu Natal.

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  • Game Drives in Hluhluwe Game Reserve

    Hluhluwe is the oldest game reserve in Africa and is a pioneering region for conservation. With 96,000 hectares of wilderness, it is famous for its populations of white rhino as well as big cats, elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and many more!

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Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal and the north coast, South Africa

Serene Estate is located next to the St Lucia wetlands in a quiet area of St Lucia Town in northern KwaZulu Natal.

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