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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

This is really a piece of paradise on the borders of the wilds of St Lucia. The rooms are beautiful and considerately built using local trades and craftsmen. The breakfasts are outstanding and the knowledge and hospitality of the owners Serge and Fabienne is incredible. This is about more than bricks and mortar - there is an infectious love for... More 

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Buonas, Schweiz
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

After travelling SA so many times, this was our 1st trip to this area. We stayed for two nights at Kwalucia only - unfortunately as we must admit. Not only is the area giving much more opportunities than expected but also because the place Serge and Fabienne are running is a small paradise on earth were you want to stay... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at this wonderful place, after a long drive out of Swaziland it was a pleasure to arrive in this oasis in St Lucia.. Serge (Fabienne wasn't there) is a great host, nothing escapes him and it's nice to hear his stories on starting up a B&B in South Africa.. You can really feel the passion... More 

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Montreal
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Serge and Fabienne running the B&B were very friendly and welcoming.You could immediately tell that they were sincerely passionate about making sure that you were comfortable staying at there retreat. The accomodations were great and filled with all the modern conveniences. The grounds are lovely, filled with various flowers, plants and trees. The breakfast served was delicious with good choices,... More 

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Weingarten, Germany
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We stayed at Kwalucia Private Retreat for three days and we were smitten by this wonderful accomodation. Everything was perfect, the guesthouse, the surroundings, the breakfast and most of all the hosts. Fabienne and Serge pay great attention to detail and they really thought of everything to make our stay such a memorable one. When we had to leave we... More 

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Reviewed 10 December 2012

We only had one night at Kwalucia but the little time we had there was first class. We were very impressed with the security, setting and standard of accommodation but these were far outshone by the enthusiasm and friendliness of the owners, Serge and Fabienne. Such a lovely and interesting couple! From our arrival to our departure we were made... More 

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Reviewed 1 December 2012

We spent a few nights at the Kwalucia B&B. A wonderful find. Private, small, friendly owners, great food, and very helpful with tours, etc. Although St. Lucia isn't the most exciting town and only has mediocre restaurants, Kwalucia B&B was a wonderful way to check out this part of So. Africa.

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Braunschweig, Germany
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

Kwalucia was one of the best B&B we had during our stay. We felt very welcomed in this little paradise. Everything was just perfect, starting with a beautiful decorated, spacious and clean room. Delicious breakfast, good insider tips for day trips etc. On our last evening we had a glass of wine together with Fabienne and Serge sitting on the... More 

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Weilheim, Germany
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

We were simply looking for a quiet and comfortable place to stay in St. Lucia but found a little paradise. We were warmly welcomed and lovingly hosted by Serge (his wife Fabienne was away during our stay, sorry we couldn't meet her). Our room no. 3 was spacious and beautifully decorated in African style surrounded by a tropical garden, an... More 

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New Castle, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

My husband found this little piece of paradise on the internet while planning the second week of our trip to South Africa. We were traveling with another couple and we both felt that what we found in Kwalucia surpassed any of our expectations. Not only was the beauty of this place breathtaking, but also the beautiful soul of Fabienne. She... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: RM441 - RM550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“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
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“All the rooms are fantastic.”
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“With only four rooms, each spacious room is quite and private.”
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