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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Leiden
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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... More 

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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... More 

Hallein
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 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... More 

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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 More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 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 More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

We stayed as part of a tour of South Africa, looking for variety and quality in the most beautiful locations. St.Lucia is just beautiful and Kwalucia is a very well positioned and welcoming accommodation choice. The rooms are comfortable and private, but it is the welcome and assistance from Alex and Ann that make Kwalucia a good choice. The breakfasts... More 

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

Dear Jmj6, Thanks for taking the time to write this nice review. We are very pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back one day! Kind regards, Ann & Alex More 

Williamson, Georgia
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Our stay here was an absolute great experience! From the moment we were greeted at the door, we were welcomed with open arms. Ann and Alex made us feel welcome from the start with showing us to our room and giving us a tour of the grounds. Beautiful would be an understatement to both. The grounds were so well kept... More 

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

"To say the least, staying here is what helped to make our vacation to South Africa truly my favorite experience from all our travels. I can't wait to go back!" Wow! These lovely words you wrote here are the best compliment anyone could ever give us!!! Thank you so much for writing this "beyond fantastic" review. We loved having you... More 

Rumst, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We are a family of 4 and we booked the 4-night animal lovers delight and must say: it was the experience of a lifetime! Ann & Alex gave us a very warm welcome. They explained us what to expect of the trips and game drives included in the animal lovers package: the hippo and crocodile cruise, the night drive and... More 

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

Good evening, Gert and Nancy, Thank you so much for taking the time to make this wonderful review, we really appreciate it. All the efforts and time we put into designing these and other packages are well worth when we hear that our guests enjoyed it so much. The monkeys are still around, as usual... We hope the rest of... More 

Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Firstly, Alex and Ann were the perfect hosts. We already had a good idea of what we wanted to do in the area, but they provided advice and booked the excursions for us, which was a nice touch. The rooms and gardens are lovely, a bit like being in your own private jungle. The breakfast was superb, especially the banana... More 

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

Dear Emma, Thank you for the wonderful review you just posted. It rained a lot the last couple of days here in St Lucia and the garden is greener than ever :) You guys were wonderful guests and we hope to see you again next time you visit our little village. By the way, tomorrow we are having banana bread... More 

Yamba, Australia
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30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Very gorgeous place to stay in St Lucia. Only 4 private & beautifully appointed separate lodges in beautifuk yropical garden. Private wuiet and foesnt break the bank. Pool , lively lounge area with the best of sth african nstirs books. Breakfasts r included and sre superb. Hosts Alex & Anne are gracious and passionate. They will facilitate tour bookings &... More 

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

Dear lily5555, Thank you very much for this wonderful “10-star” review :) We are delighted that you enjoyed your very special anniversary stay and hope that the rest of your journey was nice as well. We loved having you here, chatting with you about the “birds and the bees” :) and really hope to see you again one day. Warm... More 

Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
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6 reviews
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

We stayed 7 days at Kwalucia and it was absolutely wonderfull and too short! Alex and Ann are wonderful people and they made our stay exceptional! The environment is beautiful, the breakfast is so delicious and everything they organised for us was amazing. We will absolutely go back! We can't recommend this place enough. It was a beautiful stay.

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

Dear Ingrid, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Your comments make us very happy and proud and we are delighted to read that you had a good time here. It was lovely to have you here with us and we of course hope you will be back one day! With warmest regards. Ann... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: $99 - $123 (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”
  • Great garden, you have the feeling to be in the jungle
 of 5 bubbles ingriddevelter, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles OriginalCher, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
“they have 4 beautiful lodges in a wonderful garden”
 of 5 bubbles miekverschueren, May 17, 2016 | Read review
“With only four rooms, each spacious room is quite and private.”
 of 5 bubbles Vicco69, Mar 13, 2016 | Read review
“Our chalet was the first one from the entrance and was beautiful, I think they are all similar”
 of 5 bubbles busser, Mar 7, 2016 | Read review
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