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Whalesong Guest House

119 Kingfisher Street, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
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#3 of 18 B&Bs in St Lucia
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Whalesong Bed and Breakfast is situated on the Elephant Coast in the heart of the exquisite iSimangaliso World Heritage Site between Lake St Lucia and the Indian Ocean in South Africa. St Lucia won KwaZulu-Natal’s town of the year in 2010 and 2012. It is unique in that it is the only private village in the world that is surrounded by a world heritage site (natural wilderness). This unique village provides the visitor with flexibility, comfort and freedom to come and go with ease. Come and experience our friendly peaceful environment where our intention is to ensure you have a pleasant and relaxing experience, leaving here as friends. We offer five spacious air-conditioned bedrooms and the en suite bathrooms are luxurious. Tea and coffee facilities are provided in the rooms as well as a honesty drinks bar fridge. Our delicious full English breakfast may be enjoyed in the dining room or on the sun-drenched patio. Relax and enjoy sun downers by the pool or on the terrace at the end of the day. •Free WI-FI•Free secure off-road parking is available. •Large screen satellite TV is provided in the lounge. In our large tropical garden we have a swimming pool and a lapa with sun loungers. •We are less than 1km from the estuary, iSimangaliso Game Reserve, beach, shops, ATM's and restaurants. •We strive to be as eco-friendly as possible in line with the local environment. Our aim is to leave you with treasured memories of your stay with us. We generate our own electricity by means of Solar Panels. No load shedding here!
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Free parking
Free internet
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Free breakfast
Boating
Bowling
Children's television networks
Facial treatments
Secured parking
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Shallow end in pool
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
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BOFA BOY wrote a review Jan 2024
Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom1414 contributions620 helpful votes
We went as two couples to Whale song Guest House and from the moment of arrival when we were greeted with cold towels, to the moment we left, we were made to feel at home. The owners, who have been in the business just over a year could not have been more helpful and friendly. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast excellent - could not have asked for more. My wife and I have extensive experience in Bed and breakfast and Airbnb in Scotland and genuinely could not find fault in this lovely accomodation. Many thanks again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Candice Volschenk, Owner at Whalesong Guest House
Responded 29 Jan 2024
It was an absolute pleasure having you stay Mark! Thank you for taking the time and giving us this wonderful review! We absolutely love making our guests feel at home and comfortable! Enjoy your travels further-stay safe and please come again!!!!
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Kit M wrote a review Jun 2023
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Just had the most amazing stay in this lovely gust house in St Lucia. Candice, the hostess was super friendly and couldn't have been more accommodating. The bedroom was beautifully furnished and attention to detail was amazing. She really thought of everything including a little jar with biscuits to enjoy with afternoon tea. The breakfast too was fantastic. Thanks for a lovely stay, Candice. will most definitely be back when next in the area!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 29 Jun 2023
You are most welcome! Thank you VERY MUCH for your kind review and look forward in having you stay again! Take care and stay safe. Love Donsie and Candice.
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Simi Kue wrote a review Jan 2023
22 contributions5 helpful votes
We spend one night in this property. The new owners are very friendly and helpful. They did everything to make us feel welcome. The room was clean, but got a bit long in the tooth. When there is load shedding there is no generator, so you might wanna bring a torch. The area is nice. We did a boat tour to see the hippoes, which was really worthwhile.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Colleen McFadden, Owner at Whalesong Guest House
Responded 29 Apr 2023
Hi Simi, Thank you for your review. We have since, upgraded the premises to Solar panel energy. Meaning no load shedding for our special guests anymore. Delighted that you enjoyed staying with us. Donsie and Candice.
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niruDurbs wrote a review Sept 2020
Durban, South Africa353 contributions124 helpful votes
Booked three rooms at this B&B this weekend. We were warmly welcomed by Marie. Thoroughly enjoyed this place. Very clean, neat and tidy. We were very impressed with the Covid 19 measures taken. Our host went out of her way to prepare vegetarian breakfast for us. She also makes very tasty cakes, breads and biscuits. We sampled them all and really loved them. Highly recommended. We will definitely stay at the same place if we go back to St Lucia.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 30 Sept 2020
Your feedback is valuable and we are delighted you had a great time.
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janbart2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We stayed with our family of 4 kids (with our youngest of 1 year old) in the Family Room and enjoyed enough space: also in the bathroom with bath. People were very friendly in providing anything we needed and even took our baby boy on the arm so 'mom and dad can have breakfast'. With a great pool!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 19 Mar 2020
It was a pleasure and honor hosting such delightful customers.
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Robert f wrote a review Dec 2019
29 contributions11 helpful votes
This is a very nice B&B. The rooms are nice, there is also a little pool. The breakfast is very good but the best plus of the guesthouse is the location and staff. Very helpful with all kinds of tips. The wifi is a bit slow.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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nigel R wrote a review Sept 2019
Malaga, Spain2 contributions
We loved staying at Whalesong guesthouse! The room was beautiful and very clean. The host was lovely and served us a delicious breakfast every single morning! She also helped us out by booking activities like whalespotting and a hippo&croc boat tour!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Family Baar wrote a review Aug 2019
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We stayed 3 nights at the Whalesong and enjoyed it very much. The rooms are spacious and spotless clean. Mary was a great host, providing us with everything we needed for a day out at the Isimangaliso national park and the coast, binoculars, swimming goggles, extra towels and a delicious picknick.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Seaside22019644322 wrote a review Jun 2019
Edenvale, South Africa1 contribution
First rate accommodation and facilities which included an excellent breakfast. Marie was very accommodating and helpful. A choice base from which to explore the unique surroundings that both of us would return to without any hesitation
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Responded 04 Jun 2019
We are honoured with this warm kind response and delighted you had a great time. Would love to see you back again.
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Daydream40436653360 wrote a review Apr 2019
Benoni, South Africa2 contributions
My wife and i made a weekend out of our business trip to St Lucia. Our business was to collect a beautiful retriever "Diesel" , who belonged to Sophie Mather who worked there. A most enjoyable stay for the one night we spent there. Certainly a lovely B&B , however the only thing we found a little disappointing was that there was no bar fridge or tv in our room. This was no major issue just that we have always been used to those appliances being there as we use B&B's fairly regularly on these trips. Otherwise a most enjoyable stay indeed.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Colin R, Owner at Whalesong Guest House
Responded 23 Apr 2019
We thank you for your valuable feedback and delighted you had a great time. We have a TV lounge for guests with full channel bouquet and as we are a World Heritage site TVs are not placed in individual rooms. A guest fridge is available in the kitchen.
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,240 - R 1,583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whalesong Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Whalesong Guest House?
Nearby attractions include St Lucia Beach (0.5 km), Amala Massage & Gifts (0.6 km), and Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whalesong Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Whalesong Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Whalesong Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whalesong Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braza, Reef and Dune, and John Dory's St Lucia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whalesong Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Whalesong Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of St Lucia.
Are there any historical sites close to Whalesong Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (5.1 km).