What to do around here

Tropical Garden

Dieu-Donneè is situated in a 5000sq meter tropical forest garden on the banks of the Umhlangamkulu River. One can be welcomed by unexpected company like the blue, red and grey Duiker, Leguan, Vervet monkeys and the peculiar tree Hyrax.

Swimming pool

Soak up the sun on the lawn surrounding our magnificent crystal clear 12 x 6 meter solar heated pool . With water temperature that can reach up to 33 degree Celcius during the warmer months, one can enjoy a late night romantic swim in the moonlight.

Birding in and around our premises is extremely prolific. Species found here will appeal to the experienced, but also to the novest birder and eco-tourist. During the summer months between 30 000 and 40 000 barn swallows roost in the reeds of the Umhlangamkulu river flowing through Southport. It is quite a spectacular view to watch them circle at sunrise and sunset.
River fishing

The Umhlangamkulu river forms Dieu-Donneè’s southern border. The catchment area is relatively small and allows the river to form a lagoon that only opens the estuary after heavy rains. Some salt and fresh water fish can be found in the water.

We offer a real Africa experience around an open fire. An open place to do real South African braai. Our Lapa invites you to a Bring and braai where one can prepare your supper in a real South African way while listening to the sounds of nature.
Firewood on the house.
Relaxing moments to read a variety of books on educational, garden, medical, Christian, hobbies or just any subject you choose.

Around Dieu-Donneè River Lodge

Some more to do

  • 800 meters from an uncrowded beach
  • The spectacular Oribi Gorge nature reserve
  • 11 superb golf courses
  • Shopping centres
  • Excellent restaurants
  • Hospitals
  • Game ranches
  • Croc World
  • Pure Venom reptile farm
  • Coffee Estate & Cafe
  • Port Shepstone Lighthouse
  • Deep sea fishing and whale watching trips
  • Hiking trails
  • Arts, crafts, curio shops and flea markets
  • Wild coast casino and water world
  • SPA and wellness centres
  • Ushaka Marine world
  • King Shaka Airport