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About iGwalagwala Guest House

iGwalagwala Guest House is nestled in the unique little village of St Lucia, which is situated in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park at the mouth of the St Lucia Estuary. The shores of the balmy Indian Ocean are only a ten minute walk from our front door.Our double rooms have en-suite bathrooms and are equipped with air-conditioning, hairdryers and tea and coffee-making facilities and refrigerator. . We offer the option of a light breakfast buffet, a full English breakfast . We also provide a comfortable lounge and relaxing lawn area next to a sparkling pool with a gazebo . In addition, the guest house has secure access-controlled parking, and the beaches, shops and numerous restaurants are within walking distance.We provide "owner-hospitality" with a wealth of information on the area to assist you in making the most of your stay with us. What makes us unique is that we will establish what your expectations of the area are, and then help you plan your stay to maximize this expectation. With our intimate knowledge of the entire country, we can also advise you on planning your complete trip free of charge.The diversity and interconnected ecosystems ensure a one-stop destination for visitors looking for the most varied wildlife and outdoor experiences in the world. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park was declared South Africa's first World Heritage Site in 1999. It includes over 100 km of pristine coastline, stretching from St Lucia to the Mozambique border, and includes 38 000 hectares of lake, numerous islands and an estuary supporting a variety of habitats including the Lebombo Mountains, grasslands, forests, wetlands, mangroves and vegetated dunes, with magnificent beaches and coral reefs. This natural diversity creates an environment which is a birdwatcher’s dream, with more than 500 species to be found in the area.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 16 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Cosy
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for iGwalagwala Guest House

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Helene , South Africa
13 January 2014

Really enjoyed our stay there. They went out of their way to help us and make us feel at home. Definitely got there again.

Bjorn Boogaard, South Africa
27 April 2011

We had a fantastic stay. Glynnis was a great host and was very helpful. The food was delicious and well presented. Definitely highly recommended.

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iGwalagwala Guest House is 0.1km from the centre of St Lucia , the nearest airport 109.4km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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