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Beijing, China
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very helpful owner in arrenging stuff and does everything to make the most out of your stay.further more a great breakfast and good spacious rooms. Close to everything. I would highly recommend this

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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback and for staying at iGwalagwala. we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Kind Regard Yvonne

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hosts made you feel like a family guest, and gave excellent advice on things to do. They were also helpful with lending us a cooling box for when we went to the beach at Cape Vidal. The rooms were beautiful and the breakfast excellent and prettily laid out. Realising that we wouldn't have made plans for the fact that...

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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Karin Thank you for staying with us, it was really a pleasure to host your family here at iGwalagwala. We are most pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for your very kind comments and we are most pleased that you enjoy your stay with us. Kind Regards Yvonne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend igwalagwala guest house to anyone. Enjoyed our stay. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was phenomenal. All the rooms have aircons which was a lifesaver and of course the swimming pool helped a lot with the summer heat.

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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Francois and Liana Thank you for taking time to write this review. Thank you so much for your special comments. I will pass it on to our staff as well. Kind Regards Yvonne

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed there with my family in December 2016. Owners were very nice and eager to help us. Also they have good breakfast. Very calm and friendly place to stay with your family. Also the prices are very good.

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Hossegor, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice guest house, everything is done to make sure that we are comfortable. The owners are very nice people and can give a lot of advices ans help you with a cooler, booking etc... Nice location also, you can walk to the beach, restuarants, etc... The breakfast is really great. We really enjoyed our stay there and will definitely...

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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments - please do come back. Kind Regards yvonne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend this guest house to anyone staying in St Lucia on any type of trip. We had a great time in the relaxing, open, clean and fresh setting. Breakfasts were home made afrikaans style and served with a friendly smile. All the staff are friendly and helpful. We'll return to iGwalagwala on all our visits to the town.

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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and very kind comments. We are delighted that you've enjoyed your stay at iGwalagwala guesthouse. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back as our guest, only this time you are going to be 3!! Kind Regards Yvonne

Westville, South Africa
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the look and feel of our guesthouse. Thank you for your positive comments. Kind Regard Yvonne

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your review and kind comments. Hopefully on your return -which we are looking forward to - you will see the turtles. Kind Regard Yvonne

Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed the facilities. We do hope you will come back. Kind Regards Yvonne

Bad Wimpfen, Germany
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We strive to give you - our guest - the best possible service. Kind Regards Yvonne

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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: RM263 - RM366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Igwalagwala Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“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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