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“Beautiful lodge” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lodge Afrique
Ranked #3 of 29 St Lucia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful lodge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and loved our little 'cabin.' Tessa was friendly and helpful and booked our evening safari trip for us. Breakfasts were delicious. There is a small pool too which we didn't have a chance to use. The lodge is a short walk to the center of town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kiki142
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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101 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed two nights in this lodge and thoroughly enjoyed it. The bungalows are very nicely decorated with attention to detail and the surrounding garden is beautiful. Breakfast is very tasty with a good choice of food. Location is good, in a quite street, away from the busy main road, but only 5 minute walk to the restaurants and tour offices.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank HongKongTraveller3
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed at Lodge Afrique for 5 nights and had an absolutely wonderful time. The rooms have a lovely African ambience to them and we found our room very clean and comfortable.

Tessa, the manager, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. She was able to advise of trips that were available and booked them for us.

We took the Hippo and Crocodile Boat trip, the safari night trip (wrap up warmly!) and the cultural tour, all of which were good. The highlight has to be the 2 day trips to Cape Vidal - seeing the animals (hippos, zebras, rhinos, buffalos and many others too numerous to mention) as you meandered along to the most beautiful beach. Watched whales from the beach (take binoculars).

All the staff at Lodge Afrique were so friendly and obliging. The breakfasts were very nice with plenty of variety to choose from. The pool looked very enticing, but it was mid-winter so didn't venture in, however, we did swim in the sea at Cape Vidal. Beach towels were also provided by Lodge Afrique so didn't need to bring any with us as is usual with most holiday bookings.

Evening meals can be provided and may well be an option to think about as the restaurants in St Lucia are somewhat mediocre, with little variety in menus.

Would definitely recommend Lodge Afrique and St Lucia as a very relaxing place to take a holiday. Beware the hippos roaming the streets at night - although we were disappointed (I think) not to encounter any!!

  • Liked — African ambience and friendly staff
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ICTFCAnne
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We booked a last minute 3 night deal with Heritage Tours in St Lucia and were placed at Lodge Afrique and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. From the moment we arrived we were looked after wonderfully by Tessa and her team. The lodge is beautifully set in tropical gardens. The room was large and very nicely finished with a nice big bath for post-safari soaking and a very comfortable bed.
Tessa cooked 2 meals for us at the lodge and we were spoilt for choice with lots of tasty dishes. Breakfasts were also plentiful with a large variety of choice.
My only gripe would be the lack of free wifi but otherwise this lodge comes highly recommended from us and hopefully we'll be back to stay soon.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Volleyballrhi
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Melbourne
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed for 5 days in St Lucia in July of this year. Lodge Afrique was totally delightful. The lodge itself was situated a short walk to town in a quiet street. Hippos are rumoured to sometimes graze outside the lodge but we were rather unfortunate in not seeing them. The rooms were beautifully decorated and well kept. The gardens were lush. The breakfasts were cooked to your liking. The real highlight of staying at this lodge was the marvellous and amiable host Tessa. Tessa welcomed you with old fashioned hospitality. She would ask you what your interests were and helped you to organize your itinerary. She even suggested the course for my now legendary morning runs and made sure that I came back from them in one piece! Nothing was a problem for her. She always had a smile and a joke even when we woke her up at 10pm when the gates wouldn't open. (Yeah, somebody was out looking for hippos!) Thank you Tessa for a fabulous stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Reservoirgirl
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
90 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Thanks to Tessa who gave us a warm welcome to St Lucia - she was an energetic and informative hostess.
The rooms were tastefully appointed and spacious. Each cottage is a separate unit providing guests with some privacy within the lovely garden..
Breakfast was the best we found during our trip and is a combination of continental offerings and a cooked meal. The antics of the resident Vervet monkeys were fun to watch.
The only irritant is that one has to pay for WiFi access which is somewhat petty in the "over-connected world" that we live in.
Overall it was a great stay, and we will definitely go back when we next visit St Lucia.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank THC61
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I were on a 10days round trip through KZN and wished that all the lodges we've booked would have been like LAfrique! Very well looked after. The rooms, especially the bathroom very modern, the breakfast terrasse, the cosy place around the bar and not to forget the lucious green garden, there was nothing to complain about. Breakfast to our german liking and last but not least wonderful Tessa . . . She made us so welcome and she supplied us with everything worth knowind. Kudus to Tessa and her team!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 14cobo03
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Additional Information about Lodge Afrique

Property: Lodge Afrique
Address: 71 Hornbill Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in St Lucia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lodge Afrique 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lodge Afrique is a 4 star Guest House with eight free standing Luxurious Thatched Suites, each with full Afro/Victorian bathroom. Lodge Afrique can cater for up to 16 people at a time. The spacious and Luxurious Air-conditioned Suites, each with a Private outdoor shower leading off the patio, are situated in a Tropical garden with a Sparkling pool. All the suites are connected to the Central Lodge by a raised wooden deck pathway over the Beautiful Lush Garden. Guests gather in the Central Lodge which includes the Breakfast, Bar, Braai and Leisure Area equipped with satellite television. Allow us to turn your honeymoon at Lodge Afrique into a truly memorable experience. Romantic picnics, forest walks, gentle horse rides, pampering treatments, sensational soaks in a bubble filled bath, sun-downers on your patio and a delicious champagne breakfast to start your day. Our aim is to make sure our guests are well looked after. We have Generators and Boreholes on the property to insure that neither drought nor Load-Shedding interferes with your stay at Lodge Afrique. ... more   less 
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