This hidden gem provides a unique experience for learners and teachers, with an unparalleled natural environment abounding with fauna, flora and aquatic life. The picturesque and tranquil World Heritage Site lends itself to communion with God and nature, while the activities offered cater for sporting, leadership and academic groups. The St Lucia Retreat and Training Centre provides a wonderful opportunity for your learners to experience a special time of service, sharing and serious reflection.


Leadership groups   The setting and the facilities are ideal for your newly elected prefect body to build leadership and teamwork skills. The retreat centre, with its self contained environment and resources makes it easier to facilitate workshops without the common distractions of everyday life. An added bonus is the amount of local activities on offer that allow groups to interact with nature in ways which some may never have had the chance to enjoy before.

Gr 10-12 Community service/Life orientation project   A beautiful setting for learners to develop a deep and genuine relationship with the underprivileged people of the area, teaching skills and assisting with homework. 

Teacher Renewal The heart of our Catholic schools is spirituality.  The ethos of our schools allows our staff to have times of renewal and formation. The team at St Lucia is uniquely gifted with years of experience in welcoming and assisting teachers as they seek to renew their vocations.

These affordable facilities offer you a safe and peaceful environment, with a beautiful church facing out onto the estuary; a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, conference centre, with a projector and screen, outdoor braai area, and 12 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. All meals are included. The experience can be tailor-made to suit your programme and your budget. 

In partnership with: Khulisa Adentures



Discover the spirituality that motivates 
Pope Francis and millions of other christians.

We would like to invite you to come on a journey of discovery with us, guided by the spiritual insights of St Ignatius of Loyola. 
St Ignatius was passionately commited to following Christ in the world. His spirituality is focused on helping busy people to better hear and respond to God’s invitation in their lives.
Have you ever found yourself asking questions like, ‘What’s the meaning of my life?’ or ‘Who is God really?’ or ’How do I know what God wants of me and for me?’ or the simple question of ‘How do I develop a personal relationship with Jesus?’If you have wondered about these or similar questions this course is  for you!


We would like to offer a variety of ways of prayer to enable us to come to know Jesus more intimately, to love him more dearly and so to be able to to better follow him.

·         In this course we will explore Ignatius’s unique insights into how we become more aware of God’s activty in our lives.
·         Prayer tools to enable us to grow in friendship with the Lord.
·         Tools to discern God’s will, and to become more aware of our own deepest desires.

Several young lay people from the Vicariate of Ingwavuma have been trained by the Jesuit Institute to give these retreats.

These retreats are for Lay and religious who would like to deepen their relationship with God and to learn how to be better able to help others in their relationships with God.


We ask you to think of people in your parish who would benefit from this sort of retreat .
Next retreat: At your convenience, at the retreat centre or in your parish.




You want to live an unforgettable time of SERVICE, of SHARING, with others, in the heart of KZN (South Africa) ?

Let's do something amazing. 

Make a change in your life and in the lives of others. 

Come to St Lucia !

Live by the beach, surrounded by Africa’s most magnificent wildlife, and have a life-changing experience in rural Zululand. 

We invite you to come and live with us for a time of service. You can be teaching English and practicing your isiZulu. You could coach a sport team, play chess with teenagers, or get hands on in the local crèches or the After School Club for orphaned children. Others might enjoy working with adults making handicrafts, or providing assistance to local Zulu families struggling with limited resources.  Your own life of faith will be deepened through reflecting on your experiences and joining in the dynamic life of the local church … The opportunities to change lives are endless! 

Helping support the children and the adults you will contribute to bigger and brighter future for them! But above all, you will grow in your own self-esteem, respect for other cultures, and a better understanding of rural Zululand.


Come and enjoy life in St Lucia, home of South Africa's largest population of hippos and crocodiles. St Lucia is a tropical tourist town, surrounded by nature and by the beautiful and warm Indian Ocean!


Come and share our passion for life!