Maputaland Guest House is set in the heart of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park and World Heritage Site and is the perfect launch pad for exploring the Park, beaches, reefs and big five game reserves in the area. St Lucia and the Elephant Coast is a veritable feast for bird lovers. Over 500 species have been identified here. The area also home to some 29 Red Data listed birds and sightings of some of the rare birds that are endemic to the area are fairly common.
Visit St Lucia’s un-spoilt beaches and discover the marine world whilst snorkeling and the adventurous there’s Horse riding on the beach & in the reserve.
Hluhluwe & Imfolozi Game Reserve Big Five Safari
African Safari tours to see the big five animals at the Nearby Hluhluwe and Imfolozi Game Reserve’s will leave you breathless. A qualified and professional guide will show you the beauty of the big five in one of South Africa’s oldest and most beautiful game reserves. The safari tour is a full day drive which includes breakfast and a “Safari Bush Braai” for lunch.
Depart establishment at 05:00
Continental breakfast and “Safari Bush Braai” lunch included
All refreshments included
Return to St Lucia at ± 14:00
St Lucia beach, un-spoilt for the most ideal long walks, passing the St Lucia estuary and seeing some of the highest vegetated dunes in Africa.
Some of the world’s best fishing, from Rock & Surf angling, Salt Water Fly Fishing to Deep Sea fishing, happen along these shore lines.
A tour around the iSimangaliso at night, your guide will try find you our nocturnal animals, hyena, Leopard, bush babies, spotted genets, chameleons, bush pigs etc.
Depart establishment at 20:00
Return ± 22:30
Eastern Shores/Cape Vidal with Snorkeling
Collected from the Guesthouse after breakfast, your guide will show you the beauty and why the iSimangaliso is called the “place of wonder” included in your tour is lunch, refreshments and snorkeling gear.
Depart establishment at ± 07:30
Return ± 15:00
Whale Watching (In Season)
This ocean adventure is not a pleasure cruise, but an amazing and wet Whale Watching experience launching from the St Lucia beaches with guaranteed sightings. Please enquire as this is a seasonal tour.
Season starts 1st June and ends in November, with each tour lasting around 2 hours.
Turtle Tours (In Season)
Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtle Tours in Cape Vidal. This is a life changing experience. A night drive through the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park takes you to the Cape Vidal beach where your experienced guides set out to find the Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles laying their eggs in the beach sand. Please enquire as this is a seasonal tour. Times and tours are tide dependent.
Hippo & Croc Cruise
The Hippo and Crocodile St Lucia Estuary cruise is what St Lucia is famous for. Join a charter for a sundowner cruise whilst being spoilt with photographic opportunities of Hippo’s, Crocodiles and the abundance of bird life, especially the Fish Eagle and Goliath Heron.
With a choice of beach ride, bush ride or a combination of both. The beach ride is tide dependent though.
Regular sightings on the bush ride are Zebra, Impala, warthog and Waterbuck with the duration of the around 2 hours.
Bike rentals available in St Lucia, explore the town, beach and park.
Maputaland Guest House St Lucia Accommodation
Maputaland Guest House is situated within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and curio markets.
Perfect place to stay after a Safari trip. We stayed here for 3 nights after a trip through the Kruger Park and Swaziland. Gisela is a perfect host, and during the whole stay she was on top of things and she made us feel at home. The room was very clean, breakfast was excellent, the guest house was very comfortable, and we were lucky to also meet and dine with some very nice other guests of the guest house.
Janice 22 March 2017
A very nice stay in a calm beautiful place. I spent a few nights in this guest house with my wife in the beginning of February 2017. The house itself is a really nice place to stay! It is decorated nicely with lots of small details, it has a nice garden and pool to relax. The room was cozy, in good condition and clean as well. The staff was extremely friendly! It really felt like you are visiting someone you have known for a long time, like a dear friend :) We got a good briefing about the things to see and do in St. Lucia. One day we visited Cape Vidal (you should go there, saw about 20 dolphins!) We got towels, snorkels, goggles, sun umbrellas etc. to borrow for free for that day. Breakfast was really good too.
Jukka 15 March 2017
Lovely stay, lots of small details and attentions. We stayed 2 nights at Maputaland during our honeymoon in August 2016. Gisela, the owner, was a charming lady, with a lot of humor and good tips concerning the region. For our full day game drive, for which we had to leave at 5am, she even prepared us a full breakfast package in a cooler to take with us, and it was delicious! The decoration of the guest house is made with a lot of art pieces from local artists, and she will gladly tell you more about it if you are interested. All the rooms have a view on the well maintained garden and pool, and the fence around the house protect you from wandering hippo's at night!
Alice 6 February 2017
Home away from home. The hosts created a very homely atmosphere and you feel part of St Lucia immediately. They are very informative about what is happening in St Lucia and made the whole experience worthwhile.
Anneke 31 January 2016
Giselle and her husband were very accommodating and warm. We had a very early tour, and the guest house had arranged breakfast packs for us, these came in handy. Thank you.
Neil 31 December 2014
A very warm welcome, great breakfast, comfortable rooms - all centrally located to all the major attractions. Gisela will also give you great advise about exploring the area. Would recommend Maputaland for a stay in St Lucia.
Brenda 22 April 2014
Fantastic guest house! It's a really great experience for all of us staying in Maputaland. Thanks to Gisela and Peter's hospitality, we enjoyed our trip very much.
Joyce 11 October 2013
A wonderful place to stay. My husband and I stayed at Maputaland over Easter 2013. Peter and Gisela are so welcoming and helpful in assisting with bookings for local trips. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, and I would definitely recommend Maputaland to anyone travelling to St Lucia.
Gail 21 April 2013
We had the warmest welcome from our hosts, Peter and Gisela, who really made us feel that their home was our home. They were friendly, helpful and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The guest house is comfortable and spacious, and St Lucia is wonderful. Would definitely recommend it!