Ehlathini (pronounced ey-hla-tini) is a Zulu word meaning ‘in the bush’. Visitors who seek to unwind from the stresses of modern lifes and spend a little quality time close to nature will love Ehlathini, which is 20km east of Hluhluwe. From its location on the boundary of the False Bay Nature Reserve, the camp overlooks the northern section of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – declared a World Heritage Site in 2000.
The lodge has five thatched chalets, which nestle under a magnificent stand of trees. Each chalet is equipped with four beds, shower, toilet, and wash basin. They all have outward facing verandahs, which offer you complete privacy in the bush.
The main lodge peeps out of the trees, and from the upper deck has a panoramic view of the lake, and the resident Wildlife. It is an ideal venue to watch the herd of zebra grazing while you enjoy your sundowners. main lodge Ground level it also has a lounge, bar and kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped and can cater for 20 people.
The sparkling pool and gazebo are an alternate entertainment area, much needed in the Zululand summer. We also have braai (barbeque) facilities. So you can choose a peaceful evening around a camp fire or on our scenic lounge deck and listen to the nocturnal sounds of nature.
The natural pan on the property attracts outstanding birdlife, and small game can also be sited. Over 320 different species of birds have been sighted in the immediate area. The lush vegetation, sand forest and panoramic views make for a relaxing dusk or dawn outing along one of the footpaths. The camp cleaning staff clean all rooms, make beds and wash dishes. They are willing to help in other areas to ensure your stay is memorable and enjoyable.
Due to the abundance of game parks there are many possibilities to go on a night or day gamedrive. At the camp we can arrange a variety of gamedrives in one of the surrounding parks.
Walks and trials:
Guided and self guided walks and trails are available in most of the surrounding parks.
Experience and enjoy the unspoiled nature on the back of a horse. Horse riding is a unique way to come closer to nature and it’s inhabitants.
The Wildebees ecolodge is situated in one of the most favourite birding areas in South Africa.
From early June to Late November Humpback, bryde and Minkie whales can be seen of the Elephant Coast shores.
Both loggerhead turtles and leatherback turtles can be seen from mid- November to January when they nest on the Elephant Coast beaches.
During a Cultural tour you can get a glimpse of the Zulu way of living and experience the breathtaking traditional Zuludances.
Diving and snorkeling:
The majestic Indian Ocean has is all, just limited by your own imagination.
The Elephant Coast and it’s 350km² lake system has abundant fresh and salt water fishing opportunities. Salt water big game fishing is operated from sodwana bay and St. Lucia.
A variety of boattrips can be booked, whales and dolphins can be seen during a trip on the Indian Ocean, scenic crocodile and hippo trips are available on the neighbouring lake and river system.
Experience the captivating Elephant coast views during a scenic tour.