Activities

Lidiko is the ideal venue from which to enjoy a beach and bush holiday.

Go on a boat out to sea and look for marlins, sailfish, dolphins, whales...Maybe you feel like some deep sea fishing.  Maybe you just feel like good seafood at one of the local restaurants.

Being in Zululand, visit a cultural village, buy a basket from the local crafts market, have your hair braided the Zulu way or visit a Sangoma (traditional healer).

Do a lake cruise or just walk down to the lake and view the hippos and crocodiles.  If you are feeling more adventurous, consider kayaking on the lake between the crocodiles and hippos.

Go for walks in the dune forest or down the Estuary. Listen to the sounds of the forest and look out for red duiker, bushbuck, mongoose...

Track the giant leatherback and loggerhead turtles on a moonlit beach, do birdwatching, find and identify chameleon, dragonfly species and butterflies.

Do your own game drive in the Wetland Park or at nearby Hluhluwe/Imfolozi or join an open vehicle safari to the park.

Go jogging, cycling or just relax and soak up the sun at our prestine beaches.

Spot a hippo in the streets of St Lucia.

All safaris and excursions are done with qualified guides and offer excellent photographic opportunities. Bookings for various activities are arranged by Lidiko Lodge at no extra cost.

 

Go on safari

Do your own game drive in the Wetland Park or at nearby Hluhluwe/Imfolozi or join an open vehicle safari to the parks.

Hluhluwe/Imfolzi is best known for spotting lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, whilst Isimangaliso Park is best for spotting leopard, rhino and buffalo.  Make sure to visit both the Eastern shores and Western shores of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park.

 

Go swimming

With stretches of pristine beaches, the warm Indian Ocean, summer just about all year round, take long walks on the beach, swim and snorkel in the warm Indian Ocean.

Take a walk

Go for walks in the dune forest or down the Estuary. Listen to the sounds of the forest and look out for red duiker, bushbuck, mongoose...

Lake cruise on the Great St Lucia Lake

Become acquainted with the lake

Do a lake cruise or just walk down to the lake and view the hippos and crocodiles.  If you are feeling more adventurous, consider kayaking on the lake between the crocodiles and hippos.

Visit a cultural Zulu village

Being in Zululand, visit a cultural village, buy a basket from the local crafts market, have your hair braided the Zulu way or visit a Sangoma (traditional healer).

Take a boat ride

Go on a boat out to sea and look for marlins, sailfish, dolphins, whales...Maybe you feel like some deep sea fishing.  Maybe you just feel like good seafood at one of the local restaurants.

Loggerhead turtle hatchlings

Night drive (and turtle tour 1 Nov – 28 Feb)

Go in search of a variety of nocturnal creatures including leopards, bush babies, hyenas, genets, hippos, rhinos and chameleons to mention but a few.  Experience starry skies and the sounds of an African night.

Then onto the beach to search for the loggerhead and leatherback turtle laying its eggs

Whale watching (July - December)

Go in search of the Humpback whale (one whale is the size of 6 elephants) between July and December.  The Humpback Whale visits our warm tropical watersduring this period in order to calf.

Watch the whales from the dunes at Cape Vidal or to get more close up and personal, do boat based whale watching.  We will gladly organize whale watching for our guests.