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My 8 favorite hotels in Saint Lucia in South Africa

Saint Lucia in South Africa is a charming coastal city full of hippos. Many natural parks surround it such as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is part of the protected heritage of UNESCO or the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve which shelters the last white rhinoceros of the world. It is the best base for exploring the North East coast of South Africa. To take advantage of all the activities the city offers, we recommend that you sleep in one of the establishments below. They are for us the best hotels in St Lucia in South Africa.

Little Eden: the best value for money to sleep in Saint Lucia in South Africa

Little Eden: the best value for money hotel to sleep in Saint Lucia in South Africa
Little Eden: the best value for money hotel to sleep in Saint Lucia in South Africa
Little Eden: the best value for money hotel to sleep in Saint Lucia in South Africa
Little Eden: the best value for money hotel to sleep in Saint Lucia in South Africa

Most of the accommodation in Saint Lucia, South Africa is bed and breakfast. The few hotels in town are well below B & B quality and we don't recommend them. Of all establishments, the best value for money that we found is the B&B Little eden. Its prices are very affordable, it is in a great location and the view of the bay from the top of the hill is just magnificent. In addition, the rooms are well appointed, the staff very friendly and the pool pleasant. We loved it and for us Little Eden is the best budget accommodation in St Lucia.

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Staying in St Lucia in South Africa in quality Guest Houses

If Little Eden is full, we recommend three other B & Bs in St Lucia South Africa of the same standard but slightly more expensive. The three are equal: they are all comfortable, well-kept and clean. We have never had a bad return.

1. Avalone Guest House

Avalone guest house hotel: the best b & b and guesthouse in St Lucia, South Africa
Avalone guest house hotel: the best b & b and guesthouse in St Lucia, South Africa
Avalone guest house hotel: the best b & b and guesthouse in St Lucia, South Africa
Avalone guest house hotel: the best b & b and guesthouse in St Lucia, South Africa

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2.iGwalagwala Guest House

IGwalagwala Guest House Hotel: St Lucia's best B&B and guesthouse in South Africa
IGwalagwala Guest House Hotel: St Lucia's best B&B and guesthouse in South Africa
IGwalagwala Guest House Hotel: St Lucia's best B&B and guesthouse in South Africa
IGwalagwala Guest House Hotel: St Lucia's best B&B and guesthouse in South Africa

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3. Bhangazi Lodge

Hotel Bhangazi Lodge: the best B&B and guesthouse in St Lucia, South Africa
Hotel Bhangazi Lodge: the best B&B and guesthouse in St Lucia, South Africa
Hotel Bhangazi Lodge: the best B&B and guesthouse in St Lucia, South Africa
Hotel Bhangazi Lodge: the best B&B and guesthouse in St Lucia, South Africa

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Budget Tented Village @ Urban Glamping: St Lucia's best hostel in South Africa

Budget Tented Village @ Urban Glamping: the best hostel in St Lucia in South Africa
Budget Tented Village @ Urban Glamping: the best hostel in St Lucia in South Africa
Budget Tented Village @ Urban Glamping: the best hostel in St Lucia in South Africa

For youth hostel lovers, the only one that is interesting in St Lucia is Budget Tented Village @ Urban Glamping. The atmosphere is very nice and it is well located. There are quite a few restaurants around and the fresh fruit market is across the street. Evenings around the pool and barbecue are popular and you will easily meet other travelers. We will add that the dormitories are clean and well kept. All this at a low price.

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Luxury Tented Village @ Urban Glamping: sleep under a luxury safari tent in St Lucia

Luxury Tented Village @ Urban Glamping: the best luxury safari tent hotel in St Lucia in South Africa
Luxury Tented Village @ Urban Glamping: the best luxury safari tent hotel in St Lucia in South Africa
Luxury Tented Village @ Urban Glamping: the best luxury safari tent hotel in St Lucia in South Africa

For lovers of Africa, Luxury Tented Village @ Urban Glamping offers you the opportunity to sleep in a luxury safari tent. Nothing to do with French camping! In Saint Lucia, the Quechua tent has been replaced by a superb room on stilts.

The plus: the pool is very pleasant.

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Thonga Beach Lodge: the best hotel in Saint Lucia, South Africa

Thonga Beach Lodge: the best hotel in St Lucia in South Africa located inside iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Thonga Beach Lodge: the best hotel in St Lucia in South Africa located inside iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Thonga Beach Lodge: the best hotel in St Lucia in South Africa located inside iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Thonga Beach Lodge: the best hotel in St Lucia in South Africa located inside iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Thonga Beach Lodge has the privilege of being located inside iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and main attraction of St Lucia (this privilege comes at a rather steep price but all meals are included). The place is quiet and isolated in nature. To get there, the only option is to take the hotel's 4 × 4 which picks you up and takes you to the heart of the national park along a superb sandy track next to the huge beach. Once you arrive, you discover a corner of paradise cut off from the modern world. This is the only hotel we recommend in the area as it is on a whole new level compared to other accommodations. He is the best hotel in Saint Lucia but it is also part of the top accommodation in South Africa. These luxury cabins are extremely romantic. Perched in the trees, they all have a terrace with a magnificent view of the ocean from where you can observe whales. We would like to live there… In addition, their very wild and always deserted private beach is accessible in 30 seconds and you can snorkel there to admire the seabed filled with fish. The lucky ones will even see a turtle laying these eggs in the white sand. Here, it is not so rare! If you're a scuba diver, the lodge offers sea trips to Sodwana Bay, South Africa's best diving spot. It also offers many activities such as kayaking or 4 × 4 in the park. When you come back in the evening, don't miss out on a massage. They are just amazing! Last tip: book quickly because there are only 12 rooms…

Most : if you are on a honeymoon or if you want to spend a romantic night, we recommend that you book one of their rooms with private pool and outdoor shower. The dream…

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Thanda Safari Lodge: go on a safari in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi in the best private reserve

Thanda Safari Lodge hotel: the best private reserve in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi
Thanda Safari Lodge hotel: the best private reserve in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi
Thanda Safari Lodge hotel: the best private reserve in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi
Thanda Safari Lodge hotel: the best private reserve in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi

If you chose to do the Kruger without a private reserve (or if you made a private reserve at the Kruger and loved it!), Then why not indulge in a private reserve at Hluhluwe-Umfolozi? We recommend you Thanda Safari Lodge. It's the best of the best (with the price that follows, of course…). The private reserve was even voted Africa's best luxury lodge at the World Travel Awards in 2013. The principle is the same as at the Kruger: the reserve has its own animals which live in total freedom in a large park of 14 hectares. You have a better chance of seeing the Big 000 here than in the national park. This is definitely the only way to see cheetahs unless you are extremely lucky ... Also the rangers are very informative and friendly. The price includes all meals with drinks (very good gastronomy with fine products morning, noon and night!) And two 5-hour jeep safaris (at dawn and late afternoon) with aperitif in the bush ! In the hottest of the day, you can lounge in your (huge) villa which has a private swimming pool and a free mini bar… In winter, the fireplace is lit in each villa and board games like Scrabble or Monopoly are available . In the evening you can relax in the spa with a massage or have a drink on the terrace in front of the small pond where many animals come to be satisfied. In short, the dream! After a day full of memories, you can recharge your batteries in your luxury room in the middle of nature and wake up in a magnificent setting with a view of the savannah in the early morning… Just unforgettable.

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