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iGwalagwala Guest House

91 Pelican Street St. Kwa Zulu Natal - South Africa, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
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iGwalagwala Guest House is located in The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, now known as Isimangaliso Wetland Park. iGwala is the Zulu word for the Turaco (Loerie) bird found in abundance in the tropical gardens of our establishment and the surrounding area. 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. Our eight comfortable, double or family rooms are en-suite and equipped with air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. Enjoy our hearty country style breakfast or alternatively opt for a continental-style buffet. Relax in our lounge or around the sparking pool in our tropical garden. Free Wi-Fi and parking is available.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

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91 Pelican Street St. Kwa Zulu Natal - South Africa, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
iGwalagwala Guest House
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Camilla N wrote a review 02 Apr
Milan, Italy4 contributions6 helpful votes
Well located, comfortable room, we found a really kind welcome and support from the staff ! IGwalaGwala guest house has a good international breakfast and they also provide us breakfast box when left earlier in the morning. It also comes with swimming pool just in front of our room. We’ve been suggested to drive at night because of hippos. We’ve been able to spot them around safely in our car.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Camilla & Luca Thank you for your kind review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at iGwalagwala Guest House and found our location convenient. It's wonderful to know that you felt welcomed by our staff and appreciated their help throughout your stay. We're glad you enjoyed our breakfast options and appreciated the convenience of the breakfast pack for your early morning departure. Our swimming pool is indeed a great spot to relax and unwind, and we're thrilled that you enjoyed the proximity of your room to it. Safety is paramount, especially when it comes to wildlife encounters, and we're glad our team advised you about driving at night to spot hippos safely. It's fantastic to hear that you were able to observe them from the safety of your car. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable experience soon!
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Bianca T wrote a review 01 Apr
Howick, South Africa2 contributions
We had the most wonderful stay at iGwalagwala Guest House. The hosts are incredibly friendly and accommodating, and the breakfasts were so lovely. The guest house is very well situated in a quiet part of St. Lucia, with heaps of activities and adventures located nearby. It is aLao tastefully and comfortably furnished, with everything one needs for a relaxing and peaceful time away. Thank you for a beautiful Easter weekend.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Bianca & Family Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful stay at iGwalagwala Guest House. Our team takes great pride in providing exceptional hospitality and ensuring our guests have a memorable experience. We're delighted that you enjoyed our delicious breakfasts and found our guest house to be tastefully furnished and comfortable. St. Lucia truly offers a wealth of activities and adventures, and we're glad you were able to explore them during your stay. It was our pleasure to host you over Easter weekend, and we hope to welcome you back again soon for another relaxing and peaceful getaway.
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Marion R wrote a review Mar 2024
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We had an amazing stay at iGwalagwala guesthouse where we went for 3 nights for a family trip. The rooms are spacious, the food is very good and the staff are polite, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay there and highly recommend it to anyone travelling to St Lucia.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good day Marion Thank you so much for your review! We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing stay at iGwalagwala Guest House. Our team takes great pride in providing, delicious food, and top-notch service, so it's wonderful to know that we hit the mark for you. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to St Lucia!
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SimonMicheleBH wrote a review Feb 2024
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions1 helpful vote
Had an absolutely fantastic vacation and stay at the Igwalagwala Guest House. St. Lucia sure is a pearl, but this guesthouse is also a hidden jem. Great location, very friendly staff and very nice rooms. The breakfast was fantastic. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Yvonne Yvonne, Owner at iGwalagwala Guest House
Responded 28 Feb 2024
Dear Simon Thank you so much for your glowing review! It's wonderful to know that you found our guest house to be a hidden gem in St Lucia. We're delighted that our great location, friendly staff, and lovely rooms all contributed to making your stay memorable. Thank you for recommending us highly! It means the world to us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another unforgettable vacation in the future. Regards
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Kristian R wrote a review Feb 2024
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We had an excellent stay of about 10 nights. We could not be happier: Rooms were elegant and spacious with direct access to pool area, service and cleaning was top level. Our host Elné was extremely friendly, assisting us in booking safaris, fishing trip etc. Finally, the homemade breakfast was delicious, with small variations day by day.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 28 Feb 2024
Hello Kristian Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It's fantastic to hear that you had such an excellent stay with us. Providing top-level service and cleanliness is always our goal, so we're delighted that you appreciated our efforts in this regard. We're also pleased that you enjoyed our delicious homemade varied breakfast. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another excellent stay in the future. Best regards
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Peter R wrote a review Feb 2024
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions
Elné and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful, both before arrival and during our stay. :) The rooms and the pool were cleaned daily. Breakfast was nice and felt “personal”. We highly enjoyed our stay in St Lucia, and we hope to be back again soon.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 28 Feb 2024
Dear Peter Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience during your stay. Our team strive to provide exceptional service, and it's wonderful to know that their efforts made your stay even more enjoyable. It was a pleasure to host you, and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon for another memorable stay. Warm Regards
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Marisa wrote a review Dec 2023
Maputo, Mozambique2 contributions
Beautiful guest house set in a lush tropical garden, in a quiet setting but close to the main street. The whole place is spotless, airy, modern and comfortable. We had a room that opened onto the pool. The host Elne is extremely attentive and helpful. Breakfasts treats were delicious and freshly prepared each day. I's happily return tomorrow if I could. We had a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 29 Dec 2023
Hello Marisa Thank you for taking the time to review iGwalagwala Guest House! It's a pleasure to read such lovely comments about our establishment, staff and breakfast! We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you again! Keep well
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Arlene Brink wrote a review Nov 2023
8 contributions9 helpful votes
Amazing guesthouse in the heart of St Lucia. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. The manager was so helpful and friendly. Beautifully decorated rooms with aircon. Good quality linen and amenities.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 13 Nov 2023
Good day Arlene & Anton We thank you for taking the time to review iGwalagwala! It was a pleasure to host you and it's so lovely to hear that you had an amazing stay! Thanks for all your kind words and comments., we appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon! Keep well.
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Bruno L wrote a review Oct 2023
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Warm host, space and clean room, very nice decoration. The host gave us good tips for our visit in the region. The Guest House is very close to the village center. We felt very safe and welcomed. What else ?
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 13 Nov 2023
Hello Bruno We thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. It's great to hear that you had a very good experience and felt safe and welcome. That is what we strive to make our guests feel like at iGwalagwala Guest House. We hope to host you again in the future! Take care.
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Sunshine58240819899 wrote a review Sept 2023
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The guesthouse is absolutely beautiful, clean, peaceful. The hospitality was excellent and welcoming. The breakfast was wonderful. Just an awesome experience. I would definitely return for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Sept 2023
Good day Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review about iGwalagwala Guest House! We are glad to hear that you had an awesome experience and will gladly welcome you back when you return for a longer stay. Until next time!
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R 1,887 - R 2,019 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about iGwalagwala Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to iGwalagwala Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Amala Massage & Gifts (0.2 km) and Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at iGwalagwala Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at iGwalagwala Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at iGwalagwala Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to iGwalagwala Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Reef and Dune, KAUAI St Lucia, and Barraca Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at iGwalagwala Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is iGwalagwala Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of St Lucia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at iGwalagwala Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to iGwalagwala Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (4.6 km).