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Igwalagwala Guest House

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Arrondissement of Saint-Paul, Reunion Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Very Nice place, thé owner is very kind! Thank you! Gréât breakfast, if you néed anything, you can ask whatever you want, they Will manage to complete your wishes. Thé place is beautiful. I won't hesitate to come back there

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Adrien Thanks for this great review. It was a pleasure to have you folks in the house. You are welcome anytime. Regards Dieter More 

Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Home away from home....plus Dieter (manager) "knows how to" manage this lovely B&B.....he knows how to make customers feel at home.....he does have a wealth of info and willing to help.We had a great time here,Won't hesitate to visit again.

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi you guys Wow thanks so much for this great review. I would love to see you back here at the house and do this all over again. Take care. Dieter More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We were greeted warmly by the owners who were attentive, helpful and hospitable throughout our short stay. Our room was comfortable and a generous size for my family. The guest house is just off the main street so only a only a short walk to the shops and restaurants but thankfully away from traffic and noise. The owners were able... More 

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Matt Thanks so kindly for the positive feedback and great review. Its really appreciated. Kind regards Dieter More 

Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Owner VERY Helpfull. Rooms clean and comfy. Food FABULOUS and value for money. We really enjoyed our stay and will go back. Lodge has a nice big pool and so clean. rooms has aircons and I licked the room at the pool. big and nice view.

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Charmaine It was a pleasure to have you in the house. Thank you so much for these great words. Regards Dieter More 

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Dieter was such a gift, he could serve and explain everything about the area. He gave us good tipps, what really worth to see. Even when we checked out, we could stay in the house. I could recommend this place a 100% because of Dieter, the host

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Sonja Wow you are so kind. Thank you so much. You really are the best. It would be great to be able to see you guys and we can do it all over again. Take care of yourself. Dieter More 

Jena, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We stayed at Igwalagwala for 2 nights and loved it! Our room was very clean, spacious and nicely decorated. The breakfast was very good. The manager Dieter helped us with any questions we had and gave us some good recommendations regarding hippo tours, restaurants etc. We felt at home at Iqwalagwala and I would highly recommend staying here when in... More 

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi you guys Thanks so much for the really great review. It will be nice to have the opportunity to welcoming you again in the future. Cheers for now. Dieter More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I think the biggest advantage of this property is the manager, Dieter. He is such a nice person, very friendly, always very helpful and he gave us many information about the area, where to go, what to see, where to eat. The guesthouse itself is also very nice, old colonial style, nicely decorated, very comfortable, our room was very specious.... More 

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Jana Thank you so much for those kind words. It was my greatest pleasure to look after you and your family here at the house. I will do it again gladly. We hope to get that opportunity again some time. Please take care of yourselves. Dieter More 

Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

We needed a place in St Lucia for one night at the last minute and chose iGwalagwala by chance. The price was a lot better than a lot of others. It was great. The room was very nice, the pool was big and spotless. Just what was needed in the heat. Dieter went out of his way to make us... More 

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review Ross. Hope to see you folk here again in the future. Kind regards Dieter More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Value for money, you can't do better than IGwalagwala in St Lucia on the Natal coast. No great frills, but spotlessly clean and tidy (AC in bedrooms), and Dieter could not be a more attentive host. Great breakfasts, fresh cooked. Small swimming pool in the garden. And Dieter laid on all our nature tours with reliable operators. Great jumping off... More 

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Guys I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. For you anytime. Thank you for this great review. Regards Dieter More 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Dieter is super host! Very helpful and such a nice guy. The property is very good and also the room, two main issues- 1) The shower is a bit over dated. 2) mousqitue nets are broken so you can't open the windows.

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Folks thanks kindly for the great review. We are up now for a couple of changes and modifications to the house. thanks for the tip on the shower and nets. I have put this on the top of the todo list. I hope to see you again. Regards Dieter More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
iGwalagwala Guest House is located in The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, now known as Isimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's first natural World Heritage Site. This entire coastline including the surrounding big five game reserves is known as the Elephant Coast. iGwala is the Zulu word for the Turaco (Loerie) bird found in abundance in the tropical gardens of our establishment and the surrounding area. The whole area is a birders' paradise as more than two thirds of the entire South African bird species is found in this Park. Just two and a half hours from Durban and six hours from Johannesburg, iGwalagwala Guest House offers one-on-one owner hospitality with a wealth of information on the area to assist you to make the most of your adventures exploring the Wetland Park and nearby estuary mouth of Lake St Lucia. Our five comfortable, double rooms are en-suite and equipped with fans or air conditioning & tea and coffee making facilities. Enjoy our hearty country style breakfast or alternatively opt for a continental-style buffet. Dinners are available on request and the large fully equipped kitchen gives guests the option of self-catering. Relax in our lounge or around the sparking pool in our tropical garden, sipping cocktails or enjoying our famous high teas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Igwalagwala Guest House

Address: 91 Pelican Street St. | Kwa Zulu Natal, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: $59 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Igwalagwala Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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