The team

"Umuzi ngumuzi ngokuphanjukelwa" A Zulu proverb translated: "A home is a home if it is visited", meaning people will not visit a home where hospitality is not offered.

Dirk and Lyzette are the owners of Lidiko Lodge and work closely with their staff to retain an absolute hands on approach. The family is South African born and bred and in fact descendants of the first pioneers to put foot in this most southern part of Africa.  The lodge is truly South African, both in ambiance, personality and hospitality. Together with their well trained Zulu team they deliver excellent personal service to all the guests.

St Lucia and surrounds, being a favorite destination for many years prior to opening the lodge, was the obvious choice for the family. They are passionate about South Africa and more specifically St Lucia and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (iSimangaliso Wetland Park) and love to share their wealth of information about the area with their guests.  

Where else in Africa, let alone the rest of the world, do you have such an abundance of wild life; the warm Indian Ocean with unspoilt beaches; an authentic Zulu Culture; a little village offering all creature comforts; great weather all year round; no malaria; safety and security to name but a few.

In order to keep the lodge personal, exclusive and hands on the lodge only sleeps 34 people in the 16 individual rooms.  The cottage houses a further 6 people.