Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat is nestled in the beautiful village of St Lucia, the only village in Southern Africa to be completely surrounded by a Natural World Heritage Site. St. Lucia was first named in 1554 as “Rio de Arelas de Ouro” (“River of the sands of Gold”) by the survivors of the Portuguese ship Saint Benedict. At this stage, only the Tugela River mouth was known as St. Lucia. Later, in 1575, the Tugela River was properly named Tugela. On 13 December 1575, the day of the feast of Saint Lucy, Manuel Peresterello renamed the whole mouth area to Santa Lucia. The 19th century saw extensive hunting for ivory, rhino horn, and hippo teeth. Fortunately, the ecological significance of the wildlife and fish resources were recognized and protected by declaring this area a Nature Reserve on 27th April 1897. This reserve included the Lake and some of the surrounding land. The original reserve of 36 826Ha is considered the oldest permanently declared reserve in Africa. Today St Lucia is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, covering an area of 332 000 hectares. (Formerly the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park). In Zulu iSimangaliso means “Miracle or wonder”, the words used by uJeqe, Zulu Emperor uShaka’s herbalist who entered this region in 1828 and reported seeing “miracles and beauty in the land of the Thonga”. In 1999 the same land that astonished uJeqe was voted the first of the 8 declared World heritage sites in South Africa by United Nations Educational, scientific & cultural organisation: UNESCO. Kwalucia Private Safari Retreat has 4 exclusive African style en-suite rooms all of which have a private patio leading onto a romantic tropical garden. Suites are furnished with comfortable 2 extra-long twin beds or 1 extra-long king size bed. All suites are equipped with bar fridge, LED TV, tea, and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, ceiling fans, window insect screens, wall safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, beach towels, and electrical heat blankets to keep you toasty warm during the winter nights. All bathrooms are equipped with a large walk-in shower, a hand-wash basin and a relaxing Victorian free standing bath, toilet and shaving plugs are available – all in a beautiful unique open plan African styled design.
Our Special Includes:
2 nights accommodation in a luxury king suite for 2 people sharing
Free onsite parking
Total Due: from R5 980 per couple per stay
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