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Westville, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found the guest house pleasant, well located in a quiet street but near to the centre. Breakfast was excellent and provided a variety of choices. The host was friendly and most helpful in advising about things to see and do. The room and bed was comfortable.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable, clean room. Very helpful and knowledgeable host. Varied breakfast menu, with tasty vegetarian options. Sadly, we didn't see the Turtles on the tour, so we will definitely return to Igwalagwala to try again! .

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Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Lucia is nice place to stay a few days. Hotel at walking distance from main street. We had superior room at ground floor with access to pool. Big room with good facilities. Great hospitalty. Would certainly come back.

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Bad Wimpfen, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this place in St. Lucia. Very friendly hosts and excellent breakfast. Dieter waited for all his guests during no power to bring them safe to their rooms. With his Generator no Problems to have hot water. Very good Service. Higly recommended. Short walk to McKenzie road to have lunch or dinner. He also booked us a cruise to...

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Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were very helpful and accommodating. Friendly and happy to serve. This is our second yearly off site get away and it has become a favorite spot for us. The breakfast was good the rooms were comfortable and the coffee great.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We couldn't' fault this guest house. Very friendly and excellent breakfast s. Helpful advice on places to visit and lovely just to relax in the garden. The house is in a great location - restaurants, river and boat club easy walk to.

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I've been here for 3 nights with a friend, and it was a great stay! De host is very enthouiastic and friendly. He can tell you about everything to do in st Lucia and is very willing to give some advise. When we went out, he borrow us his binocular and a cool bag. The breakfast is good, the rooms...

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very kind host, warm welcome, he was always willing to help, great tips. There is a nice garden and a big schwimming pool. The breakfast was great, fresh fruit and great eggs. We had a big room and the beds where good.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a wonderful stay in the iGwalagwala guesthouse. Many thanks to Dieter for all the informations around St. Lucia, and thanks to all others making our 3 days in St. Lucia unforgettable. Franziska and Christian

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Poznan, Poland
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Extremely friendly and helpful owner. Very good location. Well maintained facility. Good starting point for visiting Saint Lucia Estuary and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. You can as well spend a day on the beautiful beach.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
iGwalagwala Guest House is located in The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, now known as Isimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's first natural World Heritage Site. This entire coastline including the surrounding big five game reserves is known as the Elephant Coast. iGwala is the Zulu word for the Turaco (Loerie) bird found in abundance in the tropical gardens of our establishment and the surrounding area. The whole area is a birders' paradise as more than two thirds of the entire South African bird species is found in this Park. Just two and a half hours from Durban and six hours from Johannesburg, iGwalagwala Guest House offers one-on-one owner hospitality with a wealth of information on the area to assist you to make the most of your adventures exploring the Wetland Park and nearby estuary mouth of Lake St Lucia. Our five comfortable, double rooms are en-suite and equipped with fans or air conditioning & tea and coffee making facilities. Enjoy our hearty country style breakfast or alternatively opt for a continental-style buffet. Dinners are available on request and the large fully equipped kitchen gives guests the option of self-catering. Relax in our lounge or around the sparking pool in our tropical garden, sipping cocktails or enjoying our famous high teas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Igwalagwala Guest House

Address: 91 Pelican Street St. | Kwa Zulu Natal, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: RM266 - RM333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Igwalagwala Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upstairs room - wooden floors can be a little noisy for those in room below.”
 of 5 bubbles 407maureenl, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“room on ground level near swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Kobieshalom, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms quiet. No Great views. Access to garden round pool.”
 of 5 bubbles gargled, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I believe I had room #1 which had two beds and double doors that opened onto the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles TheChrisRay, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The poolside rooms have a nice view of the pool and garden”
 of 5 bubbles 344traceyr, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
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