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Maputaland Guest House

1 Kabeljou Street St. Lucia, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#18 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in St Lucia
Maputaland Guest House has 6 individually decorated, air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms, all with direct access to the swimming pool which is set in our tropical and tranquil garden, perfect to relax and unwind. Open your bedroom door onto the veranda to sit and enjoy the view of our tropical garden which surrounds all the rooms. 2 rooms serve as family units that are perfect for small families. Have a nice refreshing splash in the pool after a long day in the sun or laze around the pool and relax while you are entertained by bird songs. The garden is a bird lover's paradise, and over 500 species have been identified in the St Lucia and Elephant Coast area. Maputaland Guest House has become world-renowned for the warm hospitality of its German, English & Afrikaans speaking hosts, Gisela, Jörg and Penny Orban. With a great knowledge of the area and surroundings, we can help you plan your stay with us and the rest of your journey.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Couples massage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Outdoor dining area
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Foot massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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Ben wrote a review May 2021
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Great Guest house located mid-distance between the beach and the main street in the town (15 minute walk). Owners are fantastic, very friendly and provide good service and local advice. Rooms are comfortable with kettle, fridge and AC. No TV though if that's of interest to some. Breakfasts are great and generous! Never hungry for the day ahead. Peaceful garden with a Pool. And if a hippo walks by in the evening one can watch it over the wall from the garden. I'd recommend it for a short or, as I did, a longer stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
jellytots101 wrote a review Mar 2021
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa1 contribution
We had a wonderful time staying at Maputaland guest house. The rooms were clean and the host (Jorg) was very knowledgeable of St. Lucia and was helpful in advising us of things to do. I would recommend this place to anyone who is wanting to visit St. Lucia! :)
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Date of stay: March 2021
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kzhand261511 wrote a review Dec 2020
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa1 contribution
I love the ambiance of the facility. Jorg, Gisela and Penny are amazing hosts and the breakfast is always prepared with lots of love. It's my go-to place in St Lucia and they never disappoint. Will definitely be going back there in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Jenny Ruddeck wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed at Maputaland guesthouse for a week during October 2020. Our friendly hosts introduced us to all the activities and events the area had to offer. The rooms are luxurious and modern. The dining area overlooks a lush garden with a lovely sparkling pool. Meals were excellent. The coffee is the best! Jörg is an experienced nature conservationist. Some of our highlights were the hippo and snorkeling experiences! We will cherish the fun and laughter we shared with our hosts! We are looking forward to our next stay! We highly recommend Maputaland to anyone for a top class experience! Best wishes and were looking forward to our next visit! Jan and Jenny.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
llynch946183 wrote a review Mar 2020
Westbrook, Maine1 contribution
Although we were only passing through, this small guesthouse was a lovely one night stop. Gisela was a gracious and thoughtful hostess. We followed her recommendations and were happy with our use of limited time.The surroundings were very pleasant, and the amenities of WIFI, pool and breakfast made it a pleasant stay. Would definitely return and recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Maputaland, Owner at Maputaland Guest House
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Dear Lynn, thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we do hope that we can welcome you here again one day. Kind regards Gisela & Joerg
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$67 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maputaland Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Maputaland Guest House?
Nearby attractions include St Lucia Beach (0.2 miles), Amala Massage & Gifts (0.5 miles), and Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Maputaland Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Maputaland Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Maputaland Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Maputaland Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maputaland Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braza, Reef and Dune, and KAUAI St Lucia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maputaland Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Maputaland Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of St Lucia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maputaland Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Maputaland Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (3.2 miles).