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Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat

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Hasselt, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Today we had to leave Kwalucia private safari retreat. After 10 days of safari, we checked in with Ann en Alex in their charming B&B . We needed some rest . As soon Alex opened the door we felt in heaven. The beautful garden , the flowers, the birds....it looks like paradise. Everything is so peaceful and relaxing . It...

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

Dear Claire and Marc, It was delightful to read your wonderful comments about Kwalucia. We are so pleased that you liked our peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and the fact that you enjoyed our breakfast so much is a huge compliment coming from an expert in the kitchen such as you. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here with...

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 20 December 2015

We stayed in Kwalucia for 2 nights. The owners Ann & Alex (a Belgian couple) are great and do everything to make you feel comfortable. Lovely (fresh!) breakfast in the morning, a nice chat around the fire in the evening, and they arranged all our tours.. The rooms are spacious and the garden (with 3 turtles) is beautiful. If you...

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

Dear Maartje W, Thank you so much for taking the time to write these kind words. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcoming you back again in the future. Warm regards Ann & Alex

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

As soon as you pass the entrance door of Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat, you imagine yourself in a little peace of paradise. Behind the walls you'll find a wonderfull maintained garden with well hided rooms with their private terrace. The central place holds the breakfast area, nice swimming pool and enough sunbeds around. The room in african style has every...

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

Dear Droopyke, Your wonderful review brought a big smile on our faces today. We truly appreciate the time you took to review every single aspect of our B&B in detail, right up to the umbrella in the room :). It was a pleasure to have you here with us and to be part of your first trip to South Africa....

Courtenay, Canada
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We spent one night at Kwalucia in November. It is a great little B & B -- just 4 rooms. Very private and quiet, lush tropical landscaping and friendly personalized service. The room is modern, uniquely designed reflecting an African motif. Only 2 blocks from the main street of St. Lucia with plenty of dining options, an easy walk from...

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

Dear Lseitz1, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this very nice review. We really appreciate that. You've captured exactly what our B&B stands for: peace and quiet, privacy and personalized service. Thanks again and we really hope we can enjoy your company again some day! Warm regards, Ann & Alex

Dworp, Belgium
Reviewed 14 November 2015

We stayed 4 nights and we wished we could stay forever :) THE rooms are spacious and nicely decorated in THE safari style with all THE modern comfort. You have a lot of privacy and you can enjoy sitting outside on your private terras or take a plunje in THE pool or enjoy THE beautifull garden. Breakfast is divine and...

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

Dear Imelda1080, Thank you so much for taking the time to write these kind words. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcoming you back again in the future. Warm regards Ann & Alex

UK
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We weren't really sure what to expect from St. Lucia but it is the most relaxing place to visit and a really good option for your itinerary, particularly if you are visiting Game Lodges. We struggled to find Kwalucia and ended up going into the Police Station to ask for directions, only to find we were just around the corner....

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

Dear Carol, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure and treat to have you here with us. Sorry that you struggled to find our little oasis. We'll definitely have to do something about our signage. We are so glad that you enjoyed the breakfast and the suggested excursions and restaurants. And no worries, if you eat too...

Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful with love decorated and passion managed lodge. The privacy is very comfortable and Alex and Ann are wonderful people. The breakfast is very delicious, especially the self made cake :-) thanks a lot for this wonderful stay and the great tip for the trip with Jeff !

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

Dear Robert, Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was so nice to meet you both. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed our breakfast and appreciated the private location of the rooms and the suggested activities. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Warm regards, Ann & Alex.

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Kwalucia is one of these places that even a decade after, you looked back and you think Wow! we had a such awesome time. Ann and Alex are exceeding any expectations you may have from B&B hosts. Before we left for South Africa, they helped us organising our activities in St Lucia booking horse rides in iSimangaliso park and cruise...

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

Dear ArhusLamatsen, Thanks so much for your fabulous and flattering review!!! It was indeed such a pleasure to have you here with us. We enjoyed very much the nice conversations and cozy evening by the fire and hopefully you will visit us again in the future. Warmest regards Ann & Alex

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The moment you enter this property you are in a different world! Secluded, cosy and very beautiful, African theme rooms, hidden, in the most amazing tropical garden! We enjoyed very much our recent hollyday in St. Lucia with such great hosts , Ann and Alex who are not only cooking the best and biggest breakfast ever but they are very...

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

Dear Adina and Sorin, Wow what a fantastic review - THANK YOU! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. This is the best ever compliment we can get and hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcoming you back again in the future. With warmest regards, Ann & Alex

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 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...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: €93 - €116 (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.”
daveboardman2017, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are not many rooms in the place so not possible to differentiate.”
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
ingriddevelter, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are fantastic.”
OriginalCher, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“they have 4 beautiful lodges in a wonderful garden”
miekverschueren, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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