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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Williamson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed with the family for four days and occupied three of the four rooms of the Kwalucia Safari Retreat. Right from the beginning we felt very welcome by the owners. You can really feel that those guys love what they are doing and that is hosting guests. Alex provided during a welcome drink a comprehensive overview about the various... More 

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

Good day J-family, It is with great pleasure that we read your magnificent review. Thank you very much for taking the time to write it. We really enjoyed your company very much and are delighted that you loved your stay here at Kwalucia. We are glad you liked the monkeys, they are great at entertaining the guests, watching them is... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at Kwalucia. Everything was simply wonderful: the beautiful and tastefully decorated rooms, the wonderful breakfast, the splendid garden and, last but not least, the extremely professional and helpful, and at the same time very friendly but very discrete owners, Anne and Alex. A true gem in StLucia, highly and wholeheartedly recommended.

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

Dear Marcella, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review. We take pride in making sure all guests are happy when they stay with us so reading your review brings us great joy. It was great chatting with you. It’s always so nice to meet people who are –like us- very passionate about nature and wildlife.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Enjoy a few days stay with Ann and Alex One of the nicest place I have seen in the world Breakfast prepared by our host, so delicious Very good advice for trip from St-Lucia Private swimming pool and very cosy room African style Really 5 stars standing

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

Dear Jacques, Wow! "One of the nicest places I have seen in the world" That comment makes us so happy and proud. "Un grand merci" for this wonderful review. So glad you had a nice start of your holiday. Hope you and the family have a great time visiting the rest of our beautiful South-Africa. With warmest regards. Ann &... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We are a family of 4 who were lucky enough to stay at Kwalucia a few weeks ago. We arrived on a crazy stormy night, but Alex was there to greet us. Being a family of 4 we had to stay in 2 rooms- but the rooms are close enough together that we felt no issues at all. The rooms... More 

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

Good evening Cher, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay so much, it always puts a smile on our faces reading that our guests enjoyed the rooms and the breakfast. We hope the rest of your trip was also as successful and you could visit your family... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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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: $104 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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