Located in the town of Mtubatuba, a 20-minute drive away from St Lucia, Wendy's Country Lodge is a family-run guest house decorated with antique furniture and set in a lush 13123 ft² tropical garden. Guests can enjoy the abundant bird life and make use of the barbecue facilities. The guest house features spacious rooms with free WiFi access, and a private bathroom with a Victorian bath. All the air-conditioned rooms have a ceiling fan, a fridge, and garden views. A rich English breakfast with tropical fruits is served every morning. The hosts enjoy entertaining guests at the bar and the on-site restaurant serves a 3-course dinner. Guests can read a book in the library, or relax by the fireplace before exploring the surrounding area. Staff at the property can assist with planning activities such as photography tours, hippo and whale watching, or safaris to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve. Wendy's Country Lodge is a 30-minute drive away from Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve and 117 mi from King Shaka International Airport.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Wendy's Country Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 31, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 full bed
1 full bed
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Amy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Wonderful welcoming hosts. Lush gardens. Nice area to hang out near the pool. Very enjoyable home cooked meals. Easy to arrange a morning safari with Gavin.
  • Martijn
    Not exaggerating: This truly was the best accommodation of our whole holiday, in every perspective. Nice and spacy rooms with comfy beds, beautiful garden with outside pool, great common areas like living room and bar to meet with other people and...
  • Alexander
    Great location close to Santa Lucia and a lot of other points of interest. The lodge is furnished with love for detail. Jenny and Gavin are super nice hosts and will help you out with your questions about the parks and other activities.
  • Ennio
    Very nice house in the middle of a tropical garden. Gavin and Jenny are wonderful hosts
  • Hiromu
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Gavin and Jenny were truly excellent hosts and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Thank you so much. My wife really enjoyed Jenny's lovely garden and the kids got to play with the cute cats. Dinner in the quiet, relaxed dining room was also...
  • Zamanguni
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Breakfast was yummy and filling. The place was clean, the staff and customer service was out of this world. We really enjoyed everything. Everything if off high quality. I would definitely recommend this establishment to all my friends and relatives.
  • Lyndall
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Everything! The gardens - like a beautiful oasis - the room - cozy and clean - the staff - friendly and very helpful - the hosts - perfect.
  • Lindinkosi
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    The staff were very friendly, I was running late for check in due to a delayed flight, I called to request crockery and cutlery to be placed in my room. Upon my arrival they placed crockery and cutlery as requested. The room was spacious, clean...
  • Catarina
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    The lodge is very pretty and the garden is amazing. The room was comfortable and the staff, everyone, is very very friendly and make you feel home and happy. Excellent option to stay in the area. I would come back.
  • Andrew
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    we loved the gardens and the location. Jenny and gavin were the perfect hosts and on hand to provide any assistance required. the lodge is beautiful and very peaceful. a truly wonderful experience

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, I am looking to book for Tuesday and Wednesday night. Would you be able to assist in booking a game drive for Wednesday please.

    Please see response sent with you booking request
    Answered on 21 March 2021
  • Hi Do game drives include in price?

    Hi Thank you for your query. Yes, our game drives include in price. Kind regards
    Answered on 4 February 2023
  • Hi there, I see 2 different answers for game drives...one says they are included in the price and the other says they are payable. Kindly confirm if ..

    Good Day Thank you for your enquiry. The prices quoted on Booking.Com only include bed & breakfast accommodation. Dinners and activities are excluded ..
    Answered on 29 March 2023
  • Hi there.How many rooms does the house have. I'm enquiring for 5 couples & ,activities such as game drives,etc would we book with and be driven by u?

    We have 6 rooms listed but we also have more rooms and a Self-catering house that is not listed. We do offer game drives from the lodge .
    Answered on 27 May 2021
  • we a 8 people we need accommodation on October and also interested in a game drive how much it can be including accommodation

    Morning thank you for your enquiry our rates for accommodation is between R755 to R850 per person per night B&B sharing a room And our Game drives are..
    Answered on 28 July 2021
  • Are there Restaraunt’s in the area for dinner or can you supply at extra cost. What is the cost per person t Of the game drives please.

    We have a restaurant at the lodge we do a 2 course dinner every evening except on Sun at R180.00 pp If you are not staying at the lodge dinner has to ..
    Answered on 5 January 2021
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Host Info

Host Review Score

Wendy’s Country Lodge is set in a beautiful 4000 m² tropical garden in the peaceful Riverview just outside Mtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. All year around you can relax in our garden and enjoy the abundant bird life, or take a swim in our heated swimming pool. Our country style home is decorated with historical collectibles, antiques, Zulu craft and art, and rare orchids, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Each morning you can enjoy the included delicious English breakfast with tropical fruits. Other meals prepared by our chef, is a delight in our stylish restaurant. If you want to enjoy good fellowship, then join us around Tony’s private bar. Adjacent to Wendy’s Country Lodge you can find the iMfolozi Country Club that offers golf, tennis, squash, bowls and an excellent restaurant. At Wendy’s Country Lodge we cater for both tourists exploring the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, as well as corporate guests needing peaceful and comfortable accommodation.
Wendy’s Country Lodge is set in a beautiful 4000 m² tropical garden in the peaceful Riverview just outside Mtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English,Zulu

Area info *

2 Restaurants On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Restaurant #2
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Wendy's Country Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Room service
  • Free WiFi
  • 2 restaurants
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Game drives
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Wendy's Country Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM


From 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 450 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Wendy's Country Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

FAQs about Wendy's Country Lodge

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, Wendy's Country Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Wendy's Country Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Swimming pool
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Game drives

  • Check-in at Wendy's Country Lodge is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Wendy's Country Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian

  • Wendy's Country Lodge is 1.5 miles from the center of Mtubatuba. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Wendy's Country Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Wendy's Country Lodge has 2 restaurants:

    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant