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“Great guest house”
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Lodge Afrique
Ranked #3 of 29 St Lucia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great guest house”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Stayed for 5 days in St Lucia in July of this year. Lodge Afrique was totally delightful. The lodge itself was situated a short walk to town in a quiet street. Hippos are rumoured to sometimes graze outside the lodge but we were rather unfortunate in not seeing them. The rooms were beautifully decorated and well kept. The gardens were lush. The breakfasts were cooked to your liking. The real highlight of staying at this lodge was the marvellous and amiable host Tessa. Tessa welcomed you with old fashioned hospitality. She would ask you what your interests were and helped you to organize your itinerary. She even suggested the course for my now legendary morning runs and made sure that I came back from them in one piece! Nothing was a problem for her. She always had a smile and a joke even when we woke her up at 10pm when the gates wouldn't open. (Yeah, somebody was out looking for hippos!) Thank you Tessa for a fabulous stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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91 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Thanks to Tessa who gave us a warm welcome to St Lucia - she was an energetic and informative hostess.
The rooms were tastefully appointed and spacious. Each cottage is a separate unit providing guests with some privacy within the lovely garden..
Breakfast was the best we found during our trip and is a combination of continental offerings and a cooked meal. The antics of the resident Vervet monkeys were fun to watch.
The only irritant is that one has to pay for WiFi access which is somewhat petty in the "over-connected world" that we live in.
Overall it was a great stay, and we will definitely go back when we next visit St Lucia.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

My husband and I were on a 10days round trip through KZN and wished that all the lodges we've booked would have been like LAfrique! Very well looked after. The rooms, especially the bathroom very modern, the breakfast terrasse, the cosy place around the bar and not to forget the lucious green garden, there was nothing to complain about. Breakfast to our german liking and last but not least wonderful Tessa . . . She made us so welcome and she supplied us with everything worth knowind. Kudus to Tessa and her team!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Special thanks to Tessa for such a warm welcome! The rooms are very luxurious, nicely furnished and located in a wonderful tropical garden in a quiet street of St Lucia.
Do not miss the English breakfast, which was really excellent with high quality home made products and very good service... The open bar located in the "lobby" is very convenient but there was no chilled bottle of white wine. This is the only improvement that could be made but it is just a (small) detail...

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We are very well-travelled, and this little lodge is a gem. St Lucia is wonderful place to discover -- gorgeous beaches, the closest hippo sightings ever, and lots of incredible bird life. This lodge is new, and beautifully decorated. But the best part is Tessa, the manager who has to be the nicest hostess ever. She arranged all our activities, took care of our fussy diets and really spoiled us completely. We give this a very high rating!

Room Tip: We loved our room 8 at the end of the lodge
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

My husband and I were showing a French friend around and we were referred to Lodge Afrique by some of our regular guests!
What a lovely stay we had, Robyn you are brilliant!! Thanks for making our stay worthwile.
Your breakfasts are delicious and we were very impressed with how fresh everything was.
We will definitely see you again soon!
Thanks so much!
Michelle, Lennox & Aude

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Lodge Afrique is a very nice B&B.The host is pleasant to talk with,the rooms are very nice with comfortable bed's,True that they are a little dark for reading,but very relaxing.I wasn't there for bright lights..A short 5 min. walk to the main Ave. where ther are lots or good restaurant's to choose from,all reasonably priced.The breakfast was very good in a beautiful garden setting,and a small pool for a refreshing dip after a day on safari.Allion aall a very enjoyable stay.I would not hesitate to go back!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Lodge Afrique

Property: Lodge Afrique
Address: 71 Hornbill Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in St Lucia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lodge Afrique 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lodge Afrique is a 4 star Guest House with eight free standing Luxurious Thatched Suites, each with full Afro/Victorian bathroom. Lodge Afrique can cater for up to 16 people at a time. The spacious and Luxurious Air-conditioned Suites, each with a Private outdoor shower leading off the patio, are situated in a Tropical garden with a Sparkling pool. All the suites are connected to the Central Lodge by a raised wooden deck pathway over the Beautiful Lush Garden. Guests gather in the Central Lodge which includes the Breakfast, Bar, Braai and Leisure Area equipped with satellite television. Allow us to turn your honeymoon at Lodge Afrique into a truly memorable experience. Romantic picnics, forest walks, gentle horse rides, pampering treatments, sensational soaks in a bubble filled bath, sun-downers on your patio and a delicious champagne breakfast to start your day. Our aim is to make sure our guests are well looked after. We have Generators and Boreholes on the property to insure that neither drought nor Load-Shedding interferes with your stay at Lodge Afrique. ... more   less 
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