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“Quiet & Serene”
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Macadamia Lodge
Reviewed March 29, 2012

We spent 3 nights at the Macadamia Lodge over the Christmas period. Lucy and her family are the most hospitable hosts you could ask for. Thorough knowledge of the are and it various activities. The accommodation is perfect if you looking for a get away from the everyday city atmosphere. Lots of activities in close vicinity to the lodge, always something to do, especially if you have kids. Hippo & Croc cruise is a must, also the bird park next door to the lodge is spectacular. I hope to stay at the Macadamia lodge again in the near future.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

Small exclusive family run lodge, very safe area and lovely walking trails with great birding!
Lucy and her parents were great fun, very knowledgeable about the area and very helpful with planning activities!
The food was delicious, we had the self catering option but did manage to sneak in a lovely dinner with the family!This is a real home from home experience.
The rooms are well proportioned and beautifully decorated, peaceful and private, with lovely views and great value for money.
We had some great pool moments floating on the airbeds with our G & Ts!
We highly recommend the Yoga experience, we loved it and a beautiful setting especially as the sun goes down.

A must if you are visiting the St Lucia area! We will be back!

Room Tip: All are lovely! Small private lodge.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

We spent Christmas at Macadamia Lodge, and it was a lovely experience. Lucy and her family are marvellous hosts - they are very welcoming and well-informed about the local area and more widely in the province. They had even put up some Christmas decorations, which our children particularly appreciated, being a very long way from home. There are many activities available locally (we particularly enjoyed iSimangaliso Wetlands park and the hippo and croc cruise) but equally Macadamia Lodge is a lovely place just to relax - the kids spent ages in the pool while we sipped coffee or sundowners. The cottage was very comfortable and there's lots of space around for children to play.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Rebecca T
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

We spent four nights at Macadamia Lodge and had an extremely wonderful and memorable trip. Cold/rainy weather kept us from whale watching and snorkeling, but did not keep us from successful gameviewing ventures at Hluhluwe iMofolozi and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. I had to make an emergency trip to the dentist and Lucy and Pat were quick to recommend an excelling one in Mtubatuba. After a trip there, I was referred to a specialist in Durban. Lucy was kind enough to drive with us - well above and beyond the duties of a hostess! Unfortunately my tooth prevented me from participating in a yoga class with Pat, but the kindness, generosity, and knowledge of Lucy and her folks made what could have been extremely stressful an absolute breeze. The accommodation is beautiful, clean, quiet, extremely reasonably priced and has everything you might need. The host family is friendly and welcoming and I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area. I look forward to my next visit to Macadamia Lodge!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank BABN97
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

I stayed here as a woman traveling alone and was made to feel like part of the family! The place is beautiful, the surroundings are stunning. The cottage I stayed in was lovely and great value for money. The home cooked food was delicious and I enjoyed the friendly company! I definitely recommend staying here, the best place in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank CeliaPortauPrince
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

Wrecked after a long day on the road we pulled into the Macadamia Lodge just outside St. Lucia on the Mtubatuba Road. The welcoming hosts and countryside calm instantly revived us. With the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, beaches and St. Lucia town so near and golf and yoga on its doorstep we thought we might stay 4 nights and reluctantly checked out after 10. The cottages are comfortable, clean and have private garden areas. The breakfast is fantastic but if you prefer to look after yourself the fully equipped self–catering kitchens are a welcome change from the stamp-sized facilities experienced elsewhere.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank mahh3
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

I spent 2 nights at Macadamia Lodge in December 2010 and it was wonderful. The location is so peacful and relaxing and the cottages are spotlessly clean, spacious and have wonderful outside space. The owners were extremely friendly and welcoming and made we feel very much at home. The stunning iSimangaliso Wetland Park is very close by so I was able to explore the park during the day and return at night to relax in the peacful countryside surroundings with a chilled gin and tonic in hand. It was fabulous!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled solo
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1  Thank Michelle L
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Additional Information about Macadamia Lodge

Address: 1st Avenue, Monzi Golf Estate, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
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Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 31 Specialty Lodging in St Lucia
Price Range: $47 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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