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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ann & Alex are the best hosts: extremely friendly and helpful, give great advice as to planning activities. The room was spotless and spacious. Breakfast was amazing, very fresh and there was something different every day (for example pancakes or homemade cake). Great location: everything was very close to the lodge (activities, safari parks, restaurants). Highly recommended!

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

Dear Joke and Sebastiaan, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your great comments. It was so nice having you here at Kwalucia and of course we hope you will visit us again. With warmest regards, Ann & Alex

Secunda, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were 4 family adult members who stayed for 4 nights and chose the "Animal Lovers Delight" package, which all the safaris were extremely well arranged as part of the package, pick ups on time and excellent guides with each safari. Personal and perfect hosted reception with a welcome drink and a summary explanation of the"Animal Lovers Delight" package was...

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

Dear Dave and Fay, We truly are grateful for your kind words and full marks score! It was such a wonderful experience for us to meet people as warm and wonderful as you. It’s our mission to make sure our guests have a great well-deserved holiday so we are very happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly owners and the food was incredible . The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the gardens are well kept. We would highly recommend a stay here. It was lovely to have an extensive choice at breakfast and Alex was very helpful when we wanted to book trips.

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

Dear mrpryan2002, Many thanks for the wonderful 5/5 review and for the flattering words We truly enjoyed having you stay over with us and we look forward to hosting you again. Warmest Regards, Ann & Alex

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights - we were two couples so we had two rooms. Both rooms were beautifully furnished to a very high standard - very African colours and themes. We couldn't have had a more hospitable and friendly welcome from Alex and Ann was utterly charming and generous. The breakfast was excellent. The garden is beautiful -...

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

Dear Liberdade1, Many thanks for taking time out of your hectically busy schedule to review us - it is truly appreciated and your kind words are heart warming indeed. We were delighted to host all of you. Seen your 5* review and words of praise we assume that the 1* ratings below on value, sleep quality and service happened accidentally...

Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 4 people in 2 rooms and were highly impressed with everything about this place. From the booking process from UK to the welcome we received on arrival, to the care taken by the owners, to the quality of the rooms, it was outstanding. Breakfasts were excellent and the owners took great care to ensure that we were happy...

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

Dear Mike, WOW! "Highly impressed", what wonderful words of praise for us :) but please know that we were also impressed by such a fun, warm and positive group of people such as yourselves. Our mission in life is to do all we can to make our guests feel at home and have a wonderful holiday. So reading your review...

Ursem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, a family of five, enjoyed our three days stay at Kwalucia very much. We had three lovely rooms, furnished with love. The breakfast was so nice. Alex and Ann were very kind and helpful, the months before (to plan excursions) and during our stay. I advised the Retreat to our friends and my sister, who will be visiting South...

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

Dear Danielle & family, Thank you so much for your kind words and 5 star rating. It was a pleasure looking after such a great family. It’s lovely to read that you liked the package of excursions we arranged for you. A big thank you for recommending us to your family and friends and we sure look forward to seeing...

Reviewed 19 February 2017

We warmly recommend this place for vaccation! Thanks Ann and Alex for two fantastics days. The enviroment is beauitiful, the breakfast was delicious and the service was great! We would like to come back :-)

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

Dear Jenny, It is wonderful to read how you enjoyed your time with us. To read these wonderful comments means that we are succeeding in our efforts. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We look forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Ann & Alex

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great people welcoming you and guiding you to the best place to dinner or to visit. Nice location, local style with modern installation (wifi, swimmingpool...) et huge breakfast. A must in Sant Lucia in South Africa to visit for the nature and the hippos (don't miss the exclusive journey on the river. Ann & Alex will orgnaise it for you).

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

Dear Figarocila, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure looking after such a great family and we are happy to read that you enjoyed the restaurant tips and the boat-cruise we arranged for you. We do hope to see you again someday so until then you have our warmest regards, Ann & Alex

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Perfect location to spend your couple- time away in the St Lucia area. Central and easy access to everything in the region. Thoughtful owners with excellent attention to detail, superb breakfasts, beautiful garden and pool area. Secure, clean, comfortable. Did I mention the breakfasts?

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

Dear Markus, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. We know you are on a busy schedule so this is very much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed your company in December and are very happy that you considered our breakfasts "superb" :) Hope to see you again some day! Warm regards,...

Bavaria, Germany
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed for 3 nights and it was perfect from start to finish. The hosts are lovely, they helped us booking trips and recommendations for dining options. We had a problem with our whale watching tour, they immediately called the operator and sorted things out. The rooms are pretty, comfortable beds, very nice shower and furniture. A/C a bit loud....

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

Dear mrsamace, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay. We will definitely look into the a/c. Hope to be able to welcome you back some day in the future. warm regards, Ann & Alex

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: $132 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“This B & B have 4 separately appointed African decor rooms all close to the central lounge, so it does not matter which room is chosen.”
 of 5 bubbles daveboardman2017, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are not many rooms in the place so not possible to differentiate.”
 of 5 bubbles 320MikeB320, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“every room has his charmes so it doesn't matter which room you choose. They are all great”
  • Great garden, you have the feeling to be in the jungle
 of 5 bubbles ingriddevelter, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles OriginalCher, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“they have 4 beautiful lodges in a wonderful garden”
 of 5 bubbles miekverschueren, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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