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First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge

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Exterior
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Outdoor pool

Overview of First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge

First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star lodge in uMhlabuyalingana with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.6/10 Fabulous

41 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate bedrooms
Map
Western Shore of Lake Shazibe, Shaka's Rock, Sodwana Bay, uMhlabuyalingana, KwaZulu-Natal, 3974
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Babysitting
  • Conference center
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Richards Bay (RCB) - 177 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Lighthouse - 2 min walk
  • Maak 'n Jol - 3 min walk
  • The Drunken Tree - 8 min walk
  • Mseni Restaurant - 11 min drive

About this property

First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge

When visiting uMhlabuyalingana, First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge is a great choice to consider. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Leatherbacks Restaurant, which serves seafood. There's an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and restaurant.

Languages

Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference center

Services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach towels

Facilities

  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Leatherbacks Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in seafood.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitizer.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, hiking, and kayaking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge?
Yes, Leatherbacks Restaurant offers seafood. Nearby restaurants include The Drunken Tree (8-min walk) and Mseni Restaurant (3.3 mi).
Does First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, cookware, and a refrigerator.
What's the area around First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge like?
First Group Sodwana Bay Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Travelers say this lodge is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

8.8/10

Cleanliness

9.1/10

Staff & service

6.5/10

Amenities

8.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

Hotels.com poor service
Wonderful place , Very good product and very good service. However , Hotels.com were totally useless at responding or resolving my query of possible changes. No response to email or phone call. I will never book through hotels.com again.
Glen, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sodwana Bay Lodge
The check-in was quick and the staff very friendly and efficient. The chalet was clean and neat with all the basic amenities. Would definitely recommend Sodwana Bay Lodge to anyone
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

JP, 7-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The plug in the room had no top on it which could be dangerous for kids and the one sliding door didn't open which the staff knew about but didn't inform us utill we went to call them. but otherwise it was lovely.
2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Self catering unit C2 had everything we needed, was clean and comfortable. Definitely recommend.
Melissa, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Excellent stay.
Really nice resort style accomodation. The girl on the front desk was very friendly and informative. Food was quite nice, but nothing special. The lodges are lovely, but not the most comfortable place. Dive centre on site was a huge feature for us, high standards and great dives. Would definitely stay here again.
Andrew, 3-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

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!
3-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice and relaxing vacation
Nice place to stay with good facilities, though the beach is a bit far and it is expensive to pay the conservation fee for each visit.
Marcin, 4-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely chalet, roomy and light with good facilities.
Katie, 2-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review