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Kwalala Lodge
Ranked #1 of 15 Pongola B&B and Inns
Howick, South Africa
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

I had the pleaseure of staying with Susan and Leon for 1 night recently for the first time at Kwa Lala and was very impressed with the establishment, service and catering.

The welcome was warm and inviting so to the hospitality and a lovely pub to wet ones throat after a long day on the road.

A retrun visit is a must Thanks Susan, Leon and Staff.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Kwa-lala logde is an excellent place to stay. Good quality bedrooms, very friendly people, high standaard of hospitaliteit and top quality dinner faciliteit.
Thijs place far excuses our expectations and is à must do wen you're in the area.
Anne & Frank
The Netherlands

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We traveled from Australia and needed to stay in Pongola for a few days, Susan had place for us At Kwa LaLa and little did we know that it was the start of ten days of absolute endulgence. Susan the most wonderful host made our stay the best we could ever have expected!! The rooms were very comfortable with everything you need. The service is outstanding. Well what to say about the most wonderful dining experience you will ever have, with the team of Susan and Leon for dinner it was an absolute treat. Breakfast was another experience out of this world. Kwa LaLa would be the best B&B I have ever stayed at.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

On our way from Kruger to St Lucia, we stopped in Pongola. This B&B is the ideal place to stay after a long trip on the road. Rooms are clean, nicely decorated. Owners are very friendly.
They also serve dinner, so after a nice shower you don't have to leave the property anymore. And what a dinner it was, real restaurant-quality! For every course, you can choose between 2 dishes. Also breakfast was a real feast. A nice hidden gem.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Venice, Italy
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

We spent one night at Kwa Lala in your round trip. The site was so beutiful, better than other hotels in Sudafrica...the room was confortable and spacious, it seems like an appartment. Very good dinner with: for starter prawns,second steak, rice and vegatables, and for the dessert you can chosse between differnt tipe..we take ice cream, that was very good, other guest take a piece of cake, and that was incredible, was so great and big that you could only eat that and be full. Very good breakfast..I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

We spent 3 nights at Kwa Lala, using it as a base for visits to Ithala National Park and Pongola Nature Reserve. Kwa Lala far exceeded our expectations, the rooms were very comfortable and clean but what made our stay so special was the very warm hospitality of the hosts, Susan and Leon, and the five star breakfasts and dinners prepared by Suan with real flare and originality making a wonderful visual and taste delight. We highly recommend Kwa Lala either as a stop over or as a base for the area which has many attractions.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

Not only is Susan van Aardt the very accomplished hostess of the impeccable Kwa Lala Villa, she is a talented cook too. The guesthouse is a serene escape where you are welcomed with warmth and courtesy in true ubuntu style. The rooms are compact but the generosity enormous. And Susan's husband is a very noteworthy helpmate. Our stay was a complete pleasure from start to finish.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Kwalala Lodge

Property: Kwalala Lodge
Address: 15 Jan Mielie Street, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Pongola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kwalala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only Four Star Rated Bed and Breakfast in Pongola. Bookings necessary as the establishment is popular and regularly fully booked. Restaurant open from Mondays to Fridays, for breakfast lunch and dinner on reservation. Dial 0027825583840 to book your table. Closed on public holidays. The restaurant can be used on weekends for special occasions or dinner if booked in advance. Service at its best and Staff and Management are hands on to make sure your stay is exactly what you expected. ... more   less 
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