All Comments for Ingwenya Lodge

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Excellent
Prakashen Naicker, South Africa - 27 October 2014
Our stay at Ingwenya Lodge was lovely, Madeleine was so friendly and helpful upon our arrival. would recommend this place to anyone as we would definitely be going back there soon.
Enjoy your break
Sue Galley, South Africa - 22 May 2014
The booking, check-in and check-out procedures were all seamless. I received prompt replies and got accurate information. The unit we stayed in was spacious and perfectly suitable for two couples and grown children. The Lodge is situated fairly deep in suburbia but once you are there, you realise that you are close to the water and the sounds of hippo and birds transport you to another world.
EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION
ANISA LOONAT, South Africa - 10 March 2014
The unit was clean and comfortable. Madelaine the owner was friendly and advised me on place to visit. Definitely will book again and will recommend the lodge.
Terrible
Andrew Hulley, South Africa - 20 February 2014
Terrible
Excellent
Carlo Mastrodicasa, South Africa - 10 January 2014
This was one of the best places I've been to, and will definitely be going back soon. facilities are top class, and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Very nice
Anoesjka Kilian, South Africa - 14 October 2013
We were there for only 2 nights, but we enjoyed it. Our hostess was very friendly and welcoming, and our room was perfect. We would stay there again anytime!
Loved it
Angelique Visser, South Africa - 18 December 2012
Loved it. the unit was very spacious with neatly kept rooms.
Nice place to stay
Robyn Barlow, South Africa - 01 February 2012
Unfortunately our stay at Ingwenya Lodge was only for one night but we found our unit nicely decorated and very comfortable with good air-conditioning. We didn't like the plastic mattress protectors on the single beds though.
Stay at Ingwenya
Shakeela Baskali, South Africa - 29 December 2011
Our stay at Ingwenya Lodge was satisfactory. We were however not impressed with the condition of the Mfolozi unit. It was dirty, and most of the dishes etc, were old and broken. We also could not get a late check out as we were told that another guest was arriving, which doesnt bode well for their hospitality.
Great stay
Juanette Liebenberg, South Africa - 30 September 2011
We had a great stay at Ingwenya Lodge. The unit we stayed in was lovely and the kitchen had everything we needed. Thank you to the friendly staff and we will stay there again for sure.
Great view
Klasina Ankone, Netherlands - 07 August 2011
We stayed at the room with the kitchen downstairs and the bedroom upstairs. Downstairs was small, but okay. Upstairs was great and romantic, with a great view! Private parking and a friendly host!
Great
Erin Jamison, South Africa - 13 May 2011
Great location. Staff was friendly and helpful. Internet worked!
Very nice
Anonymous, South Africa - 12 February 2011
Lady running it was very friendly and helpful.
Awesome
Florence Markram, South Africa - 08 February 2011
We are teachers in South Korea. We only come home to South Africa once a year to visit our adult children. This year we decide to go to St. Lucia for one week. It was just awesome. We enjoyed the accommodation and all the information given to us by the helpful staff. The house was clean and well kept and they even came to clean on Sunday. There were lots of things to do every day and to our pleasant surprise the hippos came passed our house late at night. It was awesome to stand at the gate and watch them pass.
Great stay
Jasmin Koester, Germany - 14 November 2010
We had a very nice stay in St Lucia. Our hosts were very friendly an helpful. Our accommodation Mpate had everything we need.
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Anonymous, South Africa - 28 September 2010
Very nice view of St Lucia. Love the town and people and sea. Disappointing to see the actual unit Imboniso looks nothing like the units on Ingwenya Lodges' website. Air-conditioning was restricted to the living room only and due to the current water restrictions between 6 and 8 daily; bathing, cooking and using toilets were very challenging for a family of 8, inclusive of two toddlers.
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Anonymous, South Africa - 14 September 2010
We enjoyed ourselves and this place is a must come back.
Weekend in St. Lucia
Anonymous, South Africa - 23 August 2010
We stayed for the weekend at the Ingwenya Lodge and had a very pleasant time. Madelaine was friendly and very informative. The luxury self-catering apartment was clean and quite modern. Only point to mention, is that you must bring everything, not even salt and pepper is provided.
Weekend in St. Lucia
Anonymous, South Africa - 23 August 2010
We stayed for the weekend in the Ingwenya Lodge and had a very pleasant time. Madelaine was friendly and very informative. The luxury self-catering apartment was clean and quite modern. Only point to mention, is that you must bring everything, not even salt and pepper is provided.
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Sven Jager, South Africa - 24 December 2009
Friendly hosts Barend & Madeleine made us all feel relaxed and at home. Beautiful views of St Lucia from our unit. Spacious, clean and well equipped. Really enjoyed our stay.
Ingwenya St Lucia
Angelo Deboni, South Africa - 19 September 2009
Very nice venue, best sea view in St Lucia.
Diana and Jordi from Barcelona visiting South Africa
Jordi Pujadas Rovira, Spain - 02 September 2009
Very nice and tidy self catering apartment in St. Lucia. Very close to town center, to restaurants and to tourist attractions. Martha was nice to us and very helpful in planning our days there.
Perfect place to stay
Anonymous, South Africa - 01 July 2009
We stayed at Ingwenya Lodge in St Lucia. The beds were very comfortable and the verandah has beautiful Seaviews. We were stressed out when we arrived but the Ingwenya Lodge really helps you to relax and gives you a holiday feeling. The Lodge also has a beautiful new swimming pool with night lights. Everything was very nice and it is the perfect place to stay if you want to go to Cape Vidal or the Umfolozi/Hhluluwe Game Reserve and see the Hippos & Crocs at St Lucia....
Fantastic
Sithabisile Ngiba, South Africa - 10 November 2008
It was superb, fantastic, we really enjoyed our stay . The place was perfect for the two of us we really had a great time.
Very good
Alison Sanderson, United Kingdom - 08 January 2008
Great place to stay, welcoming hosts and very friendly dog!!
Friendly
jill millar, South Africa - 07 January 2008
The setting was good and the owners friendly. The place needs better maintenance however.
Well equipped
Toni Lourens, Australia - 15 October 2007
Very nice and relaxing. Igwenya Lodge was very well equipped and the hosts were very welcoming.
Very good
Hannes Smit, South Africa - 01 October 2007
Thanx to you so much. Ingwenya Lodge was SUPER!!!!
Fair for the price
Anonymous, South Africa - 05 August 2007
We stayed at Ingwenya Lodge during June/July 2006. Reasonably priced and clean accommodation. St Lucia is a great place for a family getaway. Guest privacy is however not Ingweya's strong point. The unit was also fairly small, as opposed to similar establishments in St Lucia and surrounds. Oh yes, there is a sea view from the bottom unit, but only if you stand on your tippy-toes. No estuary view though
Very good
Hannes Myburgh, South Africa - 09 June 2007
No complaints about our visit for the period 28/5/2007 up to 7/6/2007. We will definitely make use of this lodge in future and promote this facility to our friends who intend to visit St.Lucia. Thanks, to Barend and his staff's hospitality during our stay and accommodating us in the "Hluhluwe" unit!!
Pleasant stay
Peter Craies, South Africa - 12 December 2006
Very clean, very beautiful view and surrounds. Small critique - my pillows were very thin and no spares were provided (I didn't ask for any, however,as my stay was only 2 nights). Refurbishment is busy taking place, and I am convinced this is an establishment soon to be reckoned with! The hosts were friendly and cooperative, and did not even blink when I explained my breakage of 2 glasses!


Ingwenya Lodge
The lodge's name Ingwenya derives from the Zulu word for crocodile. It was quite logical to choose a name that is indigenous to Zululand in this first World Heritage Site of South Africa. Ingwenya Lodge is situated on the outskirts of the residential area and the property borders the nature reserve. The surroundings are very peaceful and hippos often graze at the entrance of the lodge during the night.

The self-catering units are named after the five rivers of the St Lucia Estuary. Facilities include a swimming pool, air-conditioning in all rooms, Wi-Fi Internet, additional freezing facilities, DStv decoders, safes and a hiking trail that starts from the premises. The units are serviced daily and guests are required to bring their own smart cards for DStv.


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