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Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat

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We warmly recommend this place for vaccation! Thanks Ann and Alex for two fantastics days. The enviroment is beauitiful, the breakfast was delicious and the service was great! We would like to come back :-)

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Thank Jenny B
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great people welcoming you and guiding you to the best place to dinner or to visit. Nice location, local style with modern installation (wifi, swimmingpool...) et huge breakfast. A must in Sant Lucia in South Africa to visit for the nature and the hippos (don't miss the exclusive journey on the river. Ann & Alex will orgnaise it for you).

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Thank Figarocila
Kwalucia, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Figarocila, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure looking after such a great family and we are happy to read that you enjoyed the restaurant tips and the boat-cruise we arranged for you. We do hope to see you again someday so until then you have our warmest regards, Ann & Alex

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location to spend your couple- time away in the St Lucia area. Central and easy access to everything in the region. Thoughtful owners with excellent attention to detail, superb breakfasts, beautiful garden and pool area. Secure, clean, comfortable. Did I mention the breakfasts?

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Thank Markus M
Kwalucia, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Markus, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. We know you are on a busy schedule so this is very much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed your company in December and are very happy that you considered our breakfasts "superb" :) Hope to see you again some day! Warm regards,...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights and it was perfect from start to finish. The hosts are lovely, they helped us booking trips and recommendations for dining options. We had a problem with our whale watching tour, they immediately called the operator and sorted things out. The rooms are pretty, comfortable beds, very nice shower and furniture. A/C a bit loud....

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Thank mrsamace
Kwalucia, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat, responded to this review

Dear mrsamace, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay. We will definitely look into the a/c. Hope to be able to welcome you back some day in the future. warm regards, Ann & Alex

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Fabulous few days with Ann and Alex. Excellent breakfasts and goody box for our early morning safari start. The bread and butter pudding cake was outstanding as verified by everyone on the safari jeep. Ann had made our arrangements for our night cruise and safari before we arrived so all we had to do was turn up. The place was...

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Kwalucia, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat, responded to this review

Dear John and Carol, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us in such a fabulous review. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that there are only positive memories and experiences to recall as you look back on your stay. Our bread-pudding recipe is always popular :) It was really very nice chatting with...

Erding, Germany
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A beautiful place to stay. Only four luxurious and comfortable rooms in the lodge with a stunning garden. The breakfast served was delicious and was really nice presented. Ann & Alex were full of information and made us feel at home. A perfect place to enjoy the wetlands.

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Thank Joerg K
Kwalucia, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat, responded to this review

Good morning Joerg, Thank you for the lovely review. It is our aim and vision to make our guests feel at home and welcome and we are delighted to read that we have met your expectations. Wishing you a wonderful festive season! Warm regards, Ann & Alex

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This place is wonderful. The walled garden is a joy. The rooms are stylish and spotless. The banana bread at breakfast is probably the best thing you'll eat in St Lucia, but it's really Ann and Alex that make this place so delightful. They are happy to chat, but never intrusive. They are happy to arrange local tours for guests...

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Thank Lisa B
Kwalucia, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Many thanks for your wonderful feedback. We are so glad to read that you loved our B&B and that you will return. In that case I will make sure to make you the banana bread treat again :) We look forward to hosting you again. Warm regards, Ann & Alex

Leiden
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed with Ann and Alex, the Belgian/Catalonian owners of this retreat, for 2 nights and it was absolute bliss. Their hospitality is outstanding and personal and the retreat itself is a little paradise. Our room was very comfortable and in African style in every tiny detail. With a superb, quiet location one block from the main street, this is...

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Kwalucia, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, Many thanks for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to read that you loved our B&B. Indeed a lot of love and care went into the African design and it’s really great that you have noticed that. It has been very nice hosting you here at Kwalucia and we really hope to see you back one day. Warm...

Hallein
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We felt welcome at the very first second after we arrived! The room in african style is situated in a tropical garden, very silent and comfortable. In the second night we had a storm, trunks and leaves lay everywhere, but Ann & Alex managed the cleaning of the garden and making us a delightful breakfast at the same time! We...

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Kwalucia, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Kleiner_Hammerhai, Thank you for such wonderful feedback. We are thrilled that you had such a great time despite of the stormy night. We hope that it won’t be too long before we see you again. Warm regards, Ann & Alex

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Most kind and friendly host couple. The place is very clean and unique. Authentic garden and probably best breakfast in town. Also close to the Centre of the town. Highly recommended to stay when your go to St. Lucia.

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Kwalucia, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Dirk, Thank you so much for taking the time to write down these kind words. We loved having you here and really hope to see you back one day. Enjoy the rest of your trip to South Africa! Warm regards, Ann & Alex

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat is an exclusive African Safari Retreat born from the combination of the Zulu spirit and the passion for unspoiled wilderness. Located in St Lucia,the only private village in Southern Africa to be completely surrounded by a Natural World Heritage Site. St Lucia is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, covering a area of 332 000 hectares . (Formely the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park).Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat has 4 exclusives African style en suite rooms all of which have private patio leading onto a lush romantic tropical garden with indigenous trees.Kwalucia is situated within a safe walking distance (just watch out for the hippos at night) from the main street where numerous restaurants are situated to cater all your desires. English,French,Dutch, Spanish and Catalan spoken.Owner management. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat

Address: 17 Katonkel Av, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: $129 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“every room has his charmes so it doesn't matter which room you choose. They are all great”
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