Marula Place

Location: South Africa » Kwazulu Natal » Zululand » Elephant Coast » Mtubatuba

Marula Place - Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering Accommodation in Riverview near St Lucia, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

3 Star
Name of hostsPete & Eone van Rooyen
Tel:+27 (0)35 550 0468
Cell+27 (0)82 923 1814

Marula Place
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3-star graded, semi-finalist in the 2004 AA Awards Programme, Marula Place is set in a 2 acre tropical garden. All rooms are en-suite and have tea/coffee making facilities, air-conditioning. Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering options available. Marula Place has 24 hour security.

A secluded garden cottage is available for those who need some privacy ... private entrance and private garden.

The major Zululand Game Reserves and the beach are only 20 minutes? drive from Marula Place. Other site seeing trips include tours to Traditional Healers, Medicine Makers, Herbalists, our lovely beaches where you can fish, scuba dive, snorkel or just enjoy our World Heritage Site. The Umfolozi Country Club is just up the road ? it has an excellent restaurant, facilities for golf, tennis, squash, swimming, horse riding, bowls and a gym.

The Zululand climate is perfect: hot summer days and warm sunny winter days. We live on the border of the listed World Heritage Site, the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, some 3800ha expanse of lake and wetlands. The village we live in is called Riverview and is adjacent to the Umfolozi River and Mtubatuba. We are only 25 kilometers from the coastal village of St Lucia and close to the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserves.

The Guest Lounge offers a Pub Satellite TV, Dining and Kitchen Area, Barbecue and Jacuzzi.


The Cottage: Is separate from the main house and has it s own garden, entrance and parking. It is air-conditioned to cope with the warm summers. The Hut sleeps 4 comfortably. The village is protected by an electrified fence and 24 hours security.

B&B :There are 4 more Double en-suite bedrooms available - all with Air-conditioning and mosquito protection.

 The Rooms
All 4 rooms are situated outside the main house, with air-conditioner, bar fridge, amenities, hair-drier and serviced daily. All rooms have access to a tropical garden. Your comfort is our business, so don't be shy to ask should you need anything!

We also offer dinner on request.

We have round the clock security.

We are close to St Lucia and Zululand s best Game Reserves.


Boat Trip

The 2 hour boat trip on Lake St Lucia takes place 3 times per day- early morning or late afternoon trips are the best. You will see crocodiles, hippo and birds at close range.

Cape Vidal

One of the last remaining unspoilt beaches on our coastline - snorkeling, deep sea fishing, whale and turtle watching - these require a booking and we will assist you. Pack a picnic lunch and spend a day on the beach.

iMfolozi / Hluhluwe Game Reserves

Spend a full day in the park. We provide a picnic breakfast and advise to help you to an early start. Sightseeing include white and black rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo, tiger, cheetah, deer, zebra, hippo, wild dog, warthog and many more - even the small five make themselves available. Self-drive, or let us arrange a tour in an open game drive vehicle.

Cultural Villages / Tours

A number of these are close to Marula Place - we will advise which is best at the time of your visit. We also provide a "township Tour" to bring you in touch with the real Africa.


From the N2 Durban to Pongola, take the Mtubatuba/St Lucia turnoff. At the T-junction, go to Riverview. About 2 km s further you will enter Riverview Village. You will find a pre-cast wall along the right side of the road. A Marula Place sign is opposite the boom-gate entrance into the village. Follow the Marula Place signs from there.