Area Attractions

Woodpecker Inn offers the comforts of country living in the heart of town and is the perfect base from which to explore the vast beauty of the North Coast and its coastal plains. Woodpecker Inn has started an exciting new venture – Deep Trouble Scuba Divers. Come learn to dive or improve your diving skills by taking one of our fantastic dive courses. Daily recreational dives take place, reef dives, wreck dives, come and see the whales, dolphins, sharks or turtles. Your dive adventure awaits…

Places to visit:

  • Umfolozi and Hluhluwe Game Reserves – Big 5
  • St Lucia – Crocodile Sanctuary and Snake Park. Estuary boat ride (Hippo, crocodile and bird viewing)
  • St Lucia World Heritage site
  • Shakaland – Authentic Zulu Village
  • Dumazulu – Traditional Zulu Village
  • Bonamanzi Game Park
  • Industrial Tours
  • Tusk Umfolozi Casino



  • Hunting expeditions
  • Night drives and weekend trails in game reserves
  • Scuba diving with Deep Trouble Scuba Divers in Richards Bay, daytrips to Sodwana & Durban
  • Personalised adventure tours can be arranged if booked well in advance
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Golf at Richards Bay Country club

Whether on business or as a guest in our beautiful country, you will be enchanted by Woodpecker’s idyllic ambience, attention to detail and personal service.

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