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“Nice overnight stay”
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St. Lucia Wilds
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed two nights. We experienced a very warm and friendly atmosphere in a quiet location and not far away from restaurants and bars. It was always clean. All for a very good price. We would book again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Imelda D, General Manager at St. Lucia Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

Thank you very much for the review, our garden chalet cottage units are quite spacious overall and more so for a couple, the high ceilings also help cool the unit in summer. Regards from us all!
Imelda

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

A lovely home from home. Friendly unobstrusive staff. Well equipped flat with everything one needs for a few days away. Would definitely recommend to friends. My own suggestion would be more comfortable lounge furniture


  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Imelda D, General Manager at St. Lucia Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Hello, Thank you for your review and that you enjoyed your stay. We are in the process of replacing and changing the lounge furniture for each unit and look forward to your next visit.

Merry Christmas from us all!

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is our 3rd or 4th visit over 9 years. We will keep returning as we love the location & the way that Imelda runs the place. We have twice taken UK visitors who have been amazed at the value & wildlife.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Imelda D, General Manager at St. Lucia Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

We appreciate you returning to us and enjoying your stay! We look forward to your next visit with family. Regards.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Was not the best of weather but enjoyed the stay at St Lucia Wilds, friendly host able to book trips. Not the most modern unit but has everything you need and all very clean. We stayed elsewhere in St Lucia and this was certainly better.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Imelda D, General Manager at St. Lucia Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Hello, thank you for the review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. The rain can be a damper on activities in our town where beach and forest are the main attractions. Regards from us all!
Imelda

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed in this lodge for two nights during September 2013. We booked the “small” Garden apartment which was perfectly suitable for our needs. The kitchen was well equipment, the bedroom, although small, was tidy and comfortable.
Being amateur birdwatchers we got some very good tips from Imelda the owner about visiting Cape Vidal and the nature walks around town. The “Wilds” is at the end of McKenzie street, a few steps from the beginning of the Gwalagwala walking trail - a beautiful, short trail inside the thick coastal forest.
For the self-catering traveler, we highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Imelda D, General Manager at St. Lucia Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

We are so happy that you have enjoyed the birding and your stay with us. Birding is just absolutely amazing here and the forests and trails add to a closer nature experience of this area. Thank you.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great place to stay, good value for money, great people and conveniently situated for a great holiday. Unit is serviced so there is no hassle. Place is also clean, functional and spacious

We will definitely return for another visit


  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Imelda D, General Manager at St. Lucia Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2013

Thank you for the writing a such a positive review. Being situated at the end of the street in "the bush" does not feel like town, and centre of town is only 700m away. We do our best to keep it simple with all the equipment needed. It is great when you get back from nature and the dishes are washed and the beds made.

We appreciate your stay.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Exceptionally clean and inviting rooms. Well furnished and supplied self-catering unit. Warm and hospitable staff. We had many questions about the St. Lucia area and everyone was so helpful to make this a memorable experience for us.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Imelda D, General Manager at St. Lucia Wilds, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2013

We are happy that you enjoyed the accommodation and the area. It is our privilege to share information about this nature "paradise" we live in. We just cannot get enough of beach the bush and everything that lives there.

Thank you so much.

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Additional Information about St. Lucia Wilds

Address: 174 McKenzie Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 32 Specialty Lodging in St Lucia
Price Range: $52 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Lucia Wilds 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The small coastal town St Lucia is uniquely situated inside a World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, which makes it an ideal base to experience our unspoilt natural heritage in one of the oldest, most diverse reserves in the world. Watch the sun rise over the sea and set over the lake in one day. Experience a game drive, snorkel/swim in the sea, birding, fishing, a boat trip on the lake and short walking trails in a nature reserve from here or just relax and enjoy the sunshine, clean air and tropical forest smells and sounds. We are located in the main street away from the busy noisy town centre, still within walking distance to shops etc. Units are set in a natural tranquil garden on the bank of the St Lucia Lake. All cottages have access to the garden on lake side via a communal path through the premises. Cottages have no view of the lake. You can enjoy the scattered front garden view of the lake/reeds, relax on a lounger chair under the trees or cool down in the swimming pool. We provide lots of information and map of this area. The garden is visited by resident wildlife and we share our living space with all creatures. We try to maintain a healthy food chain by using environmentally friendly products. We offer self-catering holiday accommodation, with owner family living on property. We have 3 joined garden units with each little garden separated by plants. 1 Affordable (budget type) flatlet (backpack friendly) with steps. Cottages are standard, comfortable, no-nonsense, very well equipped, clean and neat. You will feel at home. All opening windows and doors have insect netting protection. Parking is under roof cover on site at car port. Children: we offer a tree house with slide and toys for small children. Swimming pool with fence but not child proof. Children must be supervised at all times. We provide all bedding and linen, 1 bath towel pp, toilet paper, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, dish towel, cloth and sponge and dish wash soap. Cleaning service included, once daily in the mornings. ... more   less 
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