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Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2015

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights in Kwalucia, and wow what an experience! From the offset Ann and Alex were friendly and inviting without being overbearing, we arrived with no plans (last minute break) and for the 3 days we had they recommended an itinerary which worked a treat - lions on the 1st day, beautiful beach the next,...

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

Dear CCGriffin, It was a great pleasure to have you both at the lodge. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. "We can't wait to go back" is the best compliment we can get and we are so honored that we were able to be a part of your new South Africa memories. Looking forward to seeing you again...

Maassluis, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 August 2015

When you are looking for the real South Africa feeling and experience and you are planning to go to St. Lucia please book a room at Kwalucia Prive Safari Retreat. The owners Ann & Alex are really taking good care of you and your loved-ones. They are helping out on booking all kind of excursions (there are a lot), serving...

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

Dear Peetje01, Thank you so much for your fantastic comments regarding your stay with us. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at the lodge. It’s so rewarding when our guests feel we have met their expectations. We would be delighted to have you stay with us again and promise we will make you malva pudding again :) With warmest...

Switzerland
Reviewed 11 August 2015

My husband and I, with my sister-in-law and her husband, spent two wonderful days in Kwalucia Private Safari, quiet place in the village. The rooms are spacious, cozy and comfortable, surrounded by a blossoming garden, trees, swimming pool. The breakfast was excellent with many things home-made. The hosts, Ann and Alex, are extremely friendly and were always there to answer...

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

Dear, Thank you for having taken the time to write such a nice review about your visit to Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat. We are happy your trip to Kwalucia was a success and that you were pleased with what we offer. Next time you come pay us a visit we will have more cake waiting for you. We are delighted...

Hofstade, Belgium
Reviewed 21 July 2015

My wife, daughter and I were fortunate to be the first visitors, in May 2015, with the brand new owners of Kwalucia. The place is fantastic: a big, blossoming and well kept garden, full with high trees shading it, with low buildings, beautifully built with eye for detail. The rooms are spacious and luxury, cozy and comfortable. There is a...

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Reviewed 5 July 2015

My wife and I stayed 4 days in the the kwalucia private safari retreat in St Lucia. Before that we made a journey through Zimbabwe and the north of South Africa. After staying in basic rest camps we really enjoyed the luxury rooms in Kwalucia, it was such a relief ☺. The retreat has recently been taken over by a...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

The kwsluvia was built by its owners, Serge and Fabienne. When you see what they created, you wil notice how much care and love went into their project. Magnificent gardens surround you with narrow paths leading to very private rooms. They are both very attentive to our needs snd genuinely helpful. Very nice breakfast,arranged our tours and plaesant company to...

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West Sussex, England
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We had a wonderful couple of days staying with Serge & Fabienne. Their thoughtfulness and planning made the accommodation and grounds a pleasure. I hope any future owners can live up to what they have worked so hard to achieve (the retreat is up for sale). It was such a surprise to find such a beautiful and peaceful place right...

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Brighton, UK
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Serge and Fabienne don't need the ringing endorsement so inexpertly outlined in this report; they are moving onto new projects. They will do well -that is guaranteed. But, I should like to write this report, just to thank them for taking us into their world for two weeks. Firstly a few words about getting to St.Lucia. We flew -Premium Economy...

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2Thank Neil D
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2014

We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived. A beautiful and private property that was a pleaseure to return to each day. Serge had wonderful ideas about what to see and do. Fabienne put her personal touch on the place with some amazing plant and animal life. The decor was wonderful and your every comfort thought of....

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Kwalucia is an oasis of calm and a super place to stay in Saint Lucia. The rooms and gardens are really excellent and the breakfast is superb. Serge and Fabienne are great hosts and make you really welcome. The situation is in a quiet street only a few metres from the local restaurants but it is quiet and peaceful. The...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

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Address: 17 Katonkel Av, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: $129 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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