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Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed with the family for four days and occupied three of the four rooms of the Kwalucia Safari Retreat. Right from the beginning we felt very welcome by the owners. You can really feel that those guys love what they are doing and that is hosting guests. Alex provided during a welcome drink a comprehensive overview about the various... More 

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

Good day J-family, It is with great pleasure that we read your magnificent review. Thank you very much for taking the time to write it. We really enjoyed your company very much and are delighted that you loved your stay here at Kwalucia. We are glad you liked the monkeys, they are great at entertaining the guests, watching them is... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at Kwalucia. Everything was simply wonderful: the beautiful and tastefully decorated rooms, the wonderful breakfast, the splendid garden and, last but not least, the extremely professional and helpful, and at the same time very friendly but very discrete owners, Anne and Alex. A true gem in StLucia, highly and wholeheartedly recommended.

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

Dear Marcella, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review. We take pride in making sure all guests are happy when they stay with us so reading your review brings us great joy. It was great chatting with you. It’s always so nice to meet people who are –like us- very passionate about nature and wildlife.... More 

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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoy a few days stay with Ann and Alex One of the nicest place I have seen in the world Breakfast prepared by our host, so delicious Very good advice for trip from St-Lucia Private swimming pool and very cosy room African style Really 5 stars standing

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

Dear Jacques, Wow! "One of the nicest places I have seen in the world" That comment makes us so happy and proud. "Un grand merci" for this wonderful review. So glad you had a nice start of your holiday. Hope you and the family have a great time visiting the rest of our beautiful South-Africa. With warmest regards. Ann &... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We are a family of 4 who were lucky enough to stay at Kwalucia a few weeks ago. We arrived on a crazy stormy night, but Alex was there to greet us. Being a family of 4 we had to stay in 2 rooms- but the rooms are close enough together that we felt no issues at all. The rooms... More 

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

Good evening Cher, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay so much, it always puts a smile on our faces reading that our guests enjoyed the rooms and the breakfast. We hope the rest of your trip was also as successful and you could visit your family... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Ann and Alex made us feel so welcome during our stay. The location is private and quiet with few room allowing for personal service and great support organizing tours, restaurants, etc. Make sure to follow their advice for a great holiday, including safari with Jeff!

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

Dear Globalnomad80, Thank you very much for this wonderful 5 star review!!! We are delighted to read that you've enjoyed your stay here and hope that the rest of your journey was nice as well. We loved having you here, chatting with you and really hope that one day your nomadic trail will lead you back here :) Warm regards,... More 

Antwerp Province, Belgium
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We had a unique experience in a unique place: the lush tropical nature, all the birds and animals, the setting and peaceful location, although right in the middle of the charming village-centre, with lots of very good restaurants and bars. Ann and Alex gave us a warm welcome. Breakfast was the best we've had; we especially enjoyed the gluten-free pancakes,... More 

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

Dear A.K., thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your great comments. It was so nice having you all here at our B&B and of course we hope you will visit us again so you can continue your hunt for the hippos :). With warmest regards, Ann & Alex More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful guest house, only 4 rooms, so never crowded. Alex and Anne the owners are so helpful, nothing is too much trouble. We stayed for three nights, and did the river cruise, and the beach and bush safari. Very quiet in May, so we had the safari to ourselves, which was lovely. Everything was arranged for us when we booked... More 

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

Dear Julie and Martin, Thanks a million for writing such a nice 5/5 review. We are always happy to get such wonderful feedback from our guests and delighted to read that you had a lovely stay on your anniversary trip. Thank you for bringing us so much rain, next time we need more rain in St.Lucia we will make sure... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We had a great time. Breakfast was amazing and cooked when we placed our orders. Our host and hostess were so helpful with ideas of what we could do. Thank you both for a lovely stay So much thought had gone into decorating the rooms and everything was clean and fresh.

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

Dear Colleen, Thanks for taking the time to write this nice review. We are pleased to read that you had a lovely stay and hope to be able to welcome you back one day! Kind regards, Ann & Alex More 

Kontich, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Ann and Alex are fantastic people! Their paradise has beautiful rooms, swimmingpool and garden... a very calm and peaceful place to stay and enjoy! They have delicious breakfasts, best tips for visits in the St Lucia region, speaking a lot of languages, very helpful with booking trips and car troubles. Miek

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

Dear Miek, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We were very happy to read your words and the fact that we could make your last stop in South Africa a special one. We loved having you here and hope you'll be back in turtle or whale season :):):) Have a wonderful day! With warmest... More 

Pretoria
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 May 2016

What a place! Kwalucia offers a very unique, beautiful and comfortable setting. The rooms and facilities are a perfect place relax after daily excursions. Ann and Alex are wonderful people and their kindness, humor and knowledge add to the Kwalucia experience. The breakfast and homemade breads are also a highlight!

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

Dear David and Danielle, First of all a very big thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay. It has been an absolute delight to have you here with us. We loved chatting with you and very much look forward to your next visit. With warmest regards, Ann... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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: $141 - $176 (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
 of 5 bubbles ingriddevelter, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles OriginalCher, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“they have 4 beautiful lodges in a wonderful garden”
 of 5 bubbles miekverschueren, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“With only four rooms, each spacious room is quite and private.”
 of 5 bubbles Vicco69, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Our chalet was the first one from the entrance and was beautiful, I think they are all similar”
 of 5 bubbles busser, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
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