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Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat

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17 Katonkel Av, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
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Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat has 4 exclusive African style en suite rooms all of which have a private patio leading onto a romantic tropical garden. Suites are furnished with comfortable 2 extra-long twin beds or 1 extra-long king size bed. All suites are equipped with bar fridge, flatscreen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, ceiling fans, window insect screens, wall safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, beach towels and electrical heat blankets to keep you toasty warm during the winter nights. All bathrooms are equipped with a large walk-in shower,a hand-wash basin and a Victorian free standing bath. 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.
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Tom and Laura wrote a review 14 Nov
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We spent 5 amazing nights at the Kwalucia. Our friends recommended that we stay here, due to their previous visit. Adrian and Marie were wonderful hosts. I had emailed and told them all the activities that we wanted to do. On the drive to St. Lucia, I had an email telling me that my Turtle Tour would start at 5. On arrival, they had most of my activities already scheduled based on the weather. Marie's breakfasts were amazing. She loves to bake and it shows. Adrian would always tell us the weather for the day and give us tips on where to go and what to do with our free time. Marie packed us a great breakfast for one of our early morning excursions. The rooms have beach towels for us to use for our excursions, and Adrian would grab a cooler for us, when needed. Our room always had fresh milk in the little frig for us to drink along with sodas. The Kwalucia has 3 suites on the property. The plants and trees are amazing. I was soo surprised by how big the property was. Pictures do not do it justice. I can't wait to go back again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: We liked Suite #1. We could lay in bed and look outside at all the plants and trees when we had...
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Lisa W wrote a review Oct 2021
Nairobi, Kenya37 contributions40 helpful votes
I spent 5 memorable, activity-packed days in St. Lucia, a place of incredible beauty, made extra special thanks to the warm hospitality and amazing food provided by Adrian and Marie, the hosts of the Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat. They made me feel pampered and at home for the entire stay. They came highly recommended by a friend - whose family of four are repeat customers. The room was lavishly decorated and comfortable and had everything I needed plus some spoiling extras. The activities arranged by the lodge were great - horse riding, river cruise, night drive and everything needed for a perfect day at the beach. Marie is a gifted and inspired chef. Her breakfasts were fabulous as was the lunch she packed for my return drive. Adrian advised on all things from weather to best things to do and gave a private viewing of the hippos who visit the town. All in all a great stay, highly recommended. I felt like family.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat Joubert, General Manager at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dearest Lisa, Thank you so very much for this amazing and heartfelt review. We really felt sad 😢😢when you left. Thank you for staying with us. Seeing your friendly and beautiful smile daily was such a delight! We thoroughly enjoyed your visit. Your recommendation is much appreciated! We wish you all of the best, with lots of love. Adrian & Marie.
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Anita150 wrote a review Oct 2021
Bern, Switzerland2 contributions
We had a wonderful stay at the Kwalucia. The retreat is beautiful. Adrian and Marie are perfect hosts and did everything to fullfil every wish. Marie suprised us every day with her amazing cooking skills. It was the best food we had in South africa. When you go to St Lucia you have to stay with Adrian and Marie. We hope to come back soon. Thank you very much Adrian and Marie
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Adrian and Marie Joubert, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dearest D & A. Thank you dearly for the wonderful review. Thank you also for the compliments. We loved every minute of your stay. As said, always too short. We truly hope your promise to come back soon will become reality! Have a wonderful day, until we meet again. Lots of love. A&M
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François D wrote a review Sep 2021
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Our stay at Kwalucia was too short but what an experience. If you like tropical forests, typical African decoration and meeting great locals, this is the place. Adrian and Marie can tell you every activity you should do and are very pride to show you what Santa Lucia has to offer. As we were at the restaurant, they showed up to warn us about the hippos in Town. Waouw. And they gave us a lot of attentions for our honeymoon. Thanks again and see you next Time.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Adrian and Marie Joubert, Owner at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dearest François & Camille. Aaawwwhhh, thank you so very very much for this wonderful review. We loved having you. We are honored that you spent part of your honeymoon with us. Thank you. We trust that St Lucia left you with wonderful memories of your most romantic trip EVER! Seeing you again one day, hopefully soon. Until then, keep well and we wish you all of the best. Warmest regards. A&M
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Proud_South_African wrote a review Aug 2021
Sandton, South Africa80 contributions58 helpful votes
We were fortunate to find Kwalucia available at short notice after another lodge in the area dropped us at the last minute. From the moment we made the booking, until we left, Adrian and Marie, the owners, could not have been more helpful, accommodating, super-friendly or professional. Kwalucia is an upmarket lodge just off the main strip of the pretty little town of St Lucia. The accommodation is exactly on a par with what you would expect in an upmarket establishment – the bed was large and comfortable, the water was hot and the bath was a great for a soak. There is also a mini fridge in the room as well as plush bath gowns and slippers. The room was super-clean, beautifully and tastefully decorated, and adequately spacious. The entire lodge is immaculately maintained – take some time to walk through the lush, tropical garden to discover all the quaint and arty decorations in the garden. On arrival, Adrian took us through all the various tourist options in the area and even made the bookings for us. Weather forecasts, as well as when is the best time to do the various activities, were given to us at breakfast each morning. However, it is the food which lifts Kwalucia way above the norm and which will fit in well with any upmarket restaurant. Arriving in St Lucia at the back end of the third wave of Covid, we were a little anxious about eating out at a restaurant in the town, so I asked Marie if there was a takeaway restaurant in St Lucia where we could collect some takeout food to eat at the lodge. Marie immediately shot back to offer us the opportunity have dinner at the Lodge, cooked by her. The price for a 3-course meal was extremely reasonable, so we took her up on the offer, and I have to say we were not disappointed. The first course was a spicy butternut soup and that was followed by a perfectly cooked crayfish pasta, which was chock-full of freshly caught crayfish. We finished off with a delicious fruit crumble, which topped off the meal perfectly. After that enormous success, we asked Marie whether she could cook for us the second night we were there, as we didn’t think that any of the restaurants would be able to match her cooking. On the second night the first course was a thick and tasty roasted tomato soup, layered with flavour, the main course was chicken pies that were so large and so generously stuffed with delicious chicken that we couldn’t finish them and the dessert was a tapioca pudding. All food was prepared and presented with care and attention to detail. The two breakfasts were equally delicious, sumptuous and beautifully presented, which really set us up for the day. The highlight was a “breakfast pizza” which looked just like a pizza except that it was made with an omelette base! A special mention must also be made of Marie’s scrumptious rusks!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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US$120 - US$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Amala Massage & Gifts (0.4 km), Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.4 km), and Kosi Bay (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include KAUAI St Lucia, Braza, and Reef and Dune.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of St Lucia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (4.8 km).