Parkers Cottages

Location: South Africa » Kwazulu Natal » Elephant Coast » North Coast » St Lucia
Name of hostsJan Dunbar
Tel:035 590 1576
Cell082 679 0133

Parkers Cottages
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Parkers Cottages offer comfortable and affordable bed and breakfast accommodation in St. Lucia Estuary, gateway to the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (now iSimangaliso Wetland Park).

The fully en suite guest cottages each have two bedrooms, air conditioning, secure parking and are fully serviced. Set within a colourful, tropical garden, there is a private pool and braai area available for guests. A scrumptious breakfast is included and families are welcome.


St. Lucia is one of those rare places - a beautiful village located within a nature reserve close to the ocean and clean beaches. Nestled between the Indian Ocean and St Lucia Estuary, it is the only private village completely surrounded by a Natural World Heritage Site.

This unique destination offers visitors an ideal beach-and-bush holiday combining subtropical coastline and classic African game parks and promises some of the most diverse wildlife and outdoor experiences imaginable. This area of the north coast, known as the Elephant Coast, offers a diverse selection of activities including:-

  • Big 5 Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve
  • Birding
  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Cape Vidal
  • Hippo & crocodile boat safaris on Lake St. Lucia
  • Horse riding on the beach or in the bush
  • Night game drives in St. Lucia Wetland Park
  • Surf, fly, rock, deep sea bottom and game fishing
  • Turtle tours (seasonal)
  • Whale watching (seasonal)
  • Zulu cultural village tours

The area supports the country's largest populations of hippo and crocodile and seeing a hippo wandering through the village at night is not at all unusual.


Follow the R618 through Mtubatuba towards St. Lucia (about 25 kms) until you reach St. Lucia village. Cross over the estuary causeway and, as you enter the village, turn left at the yellow mini-roundabout (Mackenzie Street) and then immediately right into Beach Road. Turn first right again into Pelikaan Street, left into Garrick and right into Hornbill. We are at number 55 on the left - just look out for the Parkers sign outside.