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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   15 Jan Mielie Street, Pongola 3170, South Africa
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Kwa Lala
Ranked #1 of 12 Pongola B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent facilities and fine dining. Susan and Leon are fantastic and looked after us superbly. Will definitely go there again! Fronts onto a busy mall, but hotel is impressively quiet and a real oasis as others have pointed out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Kwalala because of their good reviews on Tripadvisor and the simple fact that we needed a place to sleep after 500kms of driving. It was not easy to find in the dark, although in the end we discovered that there were signs... for us, it still was hard to find (whether this says more about us than the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kwa Lala is the jewel of Pongola. I stayed there for 2 weeks in September 2014. It was a home away from home. Susan and Leon are excellent hosts. They are most accommodating. Susan's meals are 5 star cuisine. Susan also has a beautiful orchid garden. I highly recommend staying at Kwa Lala if you visit Pongola.

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Standerton, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed one night on our way to the coast. Susan truly was a wonderful host. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, spacious with everything you may need. We enjoyed dinner so much, absolutely delicious 5 star meal! They were able to cater for my husband and myself just as graciously as they did the large group that stayed there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We picked Kwa-lala just because it was located along our route, without any knowledge of what we were to experience. Our stay was total pleasure. Susan is a consummate host, as well as a gourmet cook. She will go out of her way to make sure you feel at home. It seems like an ideal spot for larger groups also.... More 

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Thabazimbi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We make use of Kwa Lala to sleep over on our way to St Lucia. The rooms is excellent, very clean and comfortable. Susan and Leon are very friendly and helpful people. The breakfast was outstanding ! The taxi rank was a bit noisy with the loud bass music playing, but luckily it stopped after dark. Will make use of... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My family and I recently passed through Pongola and relied on Tripadvisor postings to refer suitable accommodation. All the niceties said didn't express well enough the hospitality shown by Susan and Leon. We were met by Rosie at reception who immediately saw to our needs (adjacent rooms) and it didn't take long for our hosts to make us feel completely... More 

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The South African Sugarcane Research Institute held a Leadership workshop for staff based at the Pongola Research Station. This workshop was held at Kwa Lala B&B for a group of 8. The staff at Kwa Lala were very professional and met all our needs. The venue was comfortable and perfectly suitable for meetings and workshops for small groups. The catering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having to stay away from home for work is not the best, but driving into Kwa Lala in Pongolo is like driving into my home away from home. The hosts Susan and Leon (town doctor) are the epitome of what all hosts should be friendly, proficient and full of knowledge. The gardens, surrounds, and rooms are always spotless. The food... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been a regular guest (stay once a month) for around 4-5 years now and can only say that Kwalala ticks all the right boxes for a business traveller......safe secure premises, very clean and comfortable rooms and superb meals prepared by the owners and their staff make each stay an absolute pleasure.

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Address: 15 Jan Mielie Street, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Hotel Class:4 star — Kwa Lala 4*
Number of rooms: 20

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