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Leopard Tree Lodge

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If you’re looking for an upmarket self catering Lodge in St Lucia, look no further than Leopard Tree Lodge. The rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. In addition, as a valued Leopard Tree Lodge guest, you can enjoy a pool that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. The staff at Leopard Tree Lodge looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Boating
Diving
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BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
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Outdoor pool
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Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
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Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Sun deck
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
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Private balcony
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Tile / marble floor
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English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Grangoestravelling wrote a review 03 Apr
Reading, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was our third stay at Leopard Tree Lodge and it was as perfect as our previous stays. Waldo is extremely welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the gardens are stunning. For us it is the perfect place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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It is always a lovely feeling when our "overseas" family return home. It was such a pleasure to have you here at Leopard Tree Lodge again. Hope you had a comfortable trip back to the UK. Thanks for the lovely compliment - this is well received. Safe travels Morne
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Getaway65467885525 wrote a review Mar 2024
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We had a great experience at Leopard Tree Lodge. The rooms were very nice, with back power and water, and very central in St Lucia. The hosts (Waldo and Pieter) were very accommodating and helpful, and even assisted with booking and arranging the activities we did during our stay. Would definitely recommend Leopard Tree Lodge for anyone wanting to explore the beautiful St Lucia.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Morne Ashley Vermaak, General Manager at Leopard Tree Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your very kind review and for the amazingly beautiful photos. I can see that you had a wonderful time in St Lucia. I hope you will return soon to enjoy even more Savanna's while watching the delightful sunset! The pleasure to have served you was all ours! Safe travels Morne
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AnthonydaSilv wrote a review Mar 2024
7 contributions4 helpful votes
Ideal base for St Lucia. Waldo's communication and care throughout our stay made us feel like royalty. Waldo is professional, welcoming and extremely helpful. He organised activities and provided relevant suggestions for the area, he is knowledgeable and full of tips and recommendations. (They were all spot on) The units were modern, exceptionally clean and well equipped. They are very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The kitchen had everything one needed to be able to cook. Although the recommended restaurants certainly provided for some delicious dining. We were fortunate to spot a couple of ‘townies’, local hippopotamus, on our way back from our restaurant dinner.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Anthony Thank you for leaving us such an amazing review. We are very fortunate to have Waldo as part of our team. Glad you saw some of the "townies", lol. Hope we will be fortunate enough to host you again at Leopard Tree Lodge! Safe travels Morne
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David B wrote a review Feb 2024
George, South Africa29 contributions4 helpful votes
Can highly recommend this lodge. We traveled for a family reunion. Our two sons and their families and my daughter and her family. Each unit was immaculate, well furnished, clean, neat, comfortable and close to beach and restaurants. Loved the pool and communal braai area. Can’t speak highly enough about the lodge and the incredible host, Waldo, who was extremely helpful and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble to him. Gave us great advice re excursions, restaurants and places to visit. This is really a five star establishment and when we revisit St Lucia we would love to stay there again
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great parking inside the property. Had place for our trailer as well. Backed up by solar and...
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Responded 26 Feb 2024
Dear David Thank you for your absolutely lovely review! Reading it was like music to my ears. They say cleanliness is next to godliness, so we really make sure that our apartments are incredibly clean for our guests. Thank you for mentioning Waldo - we are very proud to have him as part of the Leopard Tree family. Thank you for staying at Leopard Tree Lodge and we cannot wait to get the opportunity to spoil you and your lovely family again. Safe travels Morne
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jcm0 wrote a review Feb 2024
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom45 contributions57 helpful votes
We had the most wonderful stay at Leopard Tree Lodge. We visited with our son, daughter-in-law and their baby. We hired the Hornbill and Kingfisher apartments which both overlooked the pool and had picnic benches outside the deck which made for peaceful early morning reads and relaxed meals. The apartments have well equipped kitchens with thoughtful equipment such as food storage boxes, full range of cooking equipment, a fridge freezer, hob and microwave oven. The apartments were immaculately clean throughout. The bathroom had a toilet, handbasin and walk-in shower and as someone who is phobic about clean bathrooms I had no problems with this one! There was plenty of storage space in the kitchen for food and the bedrooms for clothing. The air conditioning was efficient. One bonus which is unusual in a self catering apartment is that they were serviced daily so our beds were made, we had new towels and they were cleaned each day. The lodge enjoys a perfect location backing directly onto the forest provided a stunning backdrop with numerous species of birds and wildlife. Walking through it was possible during the day. Whilst on the edge of St Lucia, it is just a short, easy and safe 15 minute walk to the centre. The pool area was also extremely well maintained with sunbeds and cushions and the pool was a good size for swimming. It was cleaned regularly. Behind the pool was a covered braai area with picnic tables providing a perfect area for an evening meal. Waldo and his team were great! Welcoming, helpful and full of tips for local restaurants and places to visit. There is plenty to do in the area including trips to the game park, hippo and croc tours, snorkelling at Cape Vidal. All in all this was the perfect accommodation and destination for a holiday which you can make as busy or relaxing as you want to. We would definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Cots are available on request.
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Responded 15 Feb 2024
Dear JCM Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous, detailed review! Your review really made my day. Thank you for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here at Leopard Tree Lodge. Some guests arrive as strangers, but leave as friends. We hope you had a pleasant trip back to the UK and we cannot wait to host you and your lovely family again in the near future! Kindest regards Morne
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Carol S wrote a review Feb 2024
Cape Town Central, South Africa5 contributions5 helpful votes
Leopard Tree Lodge is ideally situated with beautifully manicured gardens. We watched warthog and deer from the garden near the swimming. Lovely walks from the lodge and at night you can hear the Bush babies in the trees. Absolutely ideal base for St Lucia. Waldo's communication and care throughout our stay made us feel like royalty. He organised all our activities and provided relevant suggestions for the area. The units were clean and well equipped. Very comfortable. Don't stay anywhere else in St Lucia. This place is a gem.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 01 Feb 2024
Dear Carol Wow, what a lovely, detailed review! Thank you for staying with us at Leopard Tree Lodge and we sincerely hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the near future! Safe travels Morne
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adam11111 wrote a review Jan 2024
Warsaw, Poland162 contributions80 helpful votes
Great place with best location in town . If You are lucky You will see hippos on site. Lovely pool and apartments very clean and beautiful , Waldo the manager very helpful. Do not look for something else its totally worth it. Highly recomended
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 01 Feb 2024
Dear Adam Thank you for staying at Leopard Tree Lodge! Reading your review is like music to my ears. Thank you for your kind words! Safe travels Morne
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Sightsee552540 wrote a review Jan 2024
Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a lovely holiday in a beautiful apartment in the prettiest , safe, village of st. Lucia. Beautiful wildlife & beach around the corner. Nice restaurants and shops walking distance. Clean towels & linnen every day! We loved it! Thanks Waldo! (Renout fam)
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 01 Feb 2024
Dear Sightsee552540 Thank you for such a beautiful and kind review. It was a pleasure to have you here at Leopard Tree Lodge and I hope you had a pleasant trip back to the Netherlands! Kind regards Morne
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719margaretb wrote a review Jan 2024
Barberton, South Africa22 contributions3 helpful votes
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Leopard Tree Lodge is a gem in St Lucia. The rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable. Beautifully decorated.The kitchen had everything one needed to be able to cook. The pool was sparkling clean and a welcome relief from the summer heat. The garden is stunning and filled with wildlife.Waldo is professional and welcoming and extremely helpful. Shaun and I really enjoyed our time together whilst staying here. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 23 Jan 2024
Dear Margaret Thank you for your positive review! At Leopard Tree lodge, we really aim to please. Our Lodge only opened in December 2021, so we are very proud to say that everything is fresh and modern. :) Hopefully, we will have the opportunity to host you and Shaun again in the very near future! Safe travels Morne
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anna d wrote a review Jan 2024
Hobart, Australia7 contributions4 helpful votes
Leopard Tree Lodge is super clean, safe, quiet, luxurious in its simplicity, beauty, and excellent service, and in an absolutely unrivalled location. Situated on the edge of the Wilderness World Heritage Site it truly feels like luxury in nature and is probably the most quiet but wild feeling accommodation in St Lucia but located close to everything. The gardens are perfectly manicured so you feel nice and safe but they’ve maintained the natural feel of the landscape. We would highly recommend getting one of the poolside rooms as you can easily eat your meals looking at the forest or roll straight from bed into the pool in the morning! The braai area is cordoned off and away from the rooms so even if groups are using the common spaces the rooms still feel quiet. We stayed in the Kiewit room for five nights for the end of our honeymoon and it was perfectly relaxing and luxurious. The room is compact but spacious enough to relax, cook beautiful meals and watch movies. For us, self-catering accommodation in St Lucia is a must because the restaurants are average. Linen was excellent quality and the bed is incredibly comfortable. The staff at St Lucia are also incredible: friendly but unobtrusive, efficient, helpful, and they discreetly maintain an exceptionally high level of cleanliness that we haven’t experienced anywhere else in SA. The manager is warm, prompt, and proactive and assisted us with booking all of our tours. We cannot recommend Leopard Tree Lodge highly enough.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 23 Jan 2024
Dearest Anna Thank you for your absolutely marvelous and detailed review. It was such a pleasure for me to read it ! Wow, I think you should do our marketing for us :) It was an honor to have you here at Leopard Tree Lodge for your honeymoon, all the way from Australia! Hopefully, we will get the opportunity to host you again in the very near future. Safe travels! Morne
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leopard Tree Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Leopard Tree Lodge?
Nearby attractions include St Lucia Beach (0.3 km), Amala Massage & Gifts (0.9 km), and Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Leopard Tree Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Leopard Tree Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Leopard Tree Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Leopard Tree Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Leopard Tree Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braza, Reef and Dune, and John Dory's St Lucia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Leopard Tree Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Leopard Tree Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of St Lucia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Leopard Tree Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Leopard Tree Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (5.4 km).