The Lodge is based in St Lucia town which is a bonus because it is extremely central to major attractions such as the beach, Isimangaliso Wetland Park, A variety of local tourist attractions. We stayed at the self catering unit which was not bad and was quite enjoyable. There were good bedrooms and a great kitchen with a fridge and a television. Much like how I was expecting! Awesome variety of plant life making it a relaxing and soothing holiday resort. Also enjoyed the pool.
However there were a few points that I feel should be brought up in order for them to fulfil there full potential.
1. Maintenance: The outside of our wall had a pipe leaking rapidly which we had to report and across the property you will find a few taps running. They have a sign in the room stating the DStv channels that they offer however not all of the ones they say work actually worked.
2. Security: The property does not have any gate at its main entrance on MacKenzie street, only a gate in the back of the property on a different street. This is not ideal and a gate should be installed at the MacKenzie Street entrance to assure guests that it is safer. A guard is supposed to patrol the lodge at night as said on the website however for this big property there was only 1 guard patrolling.
3. Cleanliness: When we entered the lodge on our first day we had to clean the outdoor patio table as it was extremely dusty and was obviously not wiped down before we got there. However this was the only uncleaned part of our lodge.
4: Not equipped for Load shedding: During our stay we encountered load shedding which the lodge was not equipped with a backup system like a generator. Meaning that your chalet goes into complete darkness during load shedding hours. And there was also no running water when load shedding came, this must be due to them using a water supply pumped by electricity.
I hope the tips above are a guide to management that can be used to transform the lodge to it’s full potential.
Overall I would recommend the St Lucia Safari Lodge to everyone. It is spacious, and it is really value for money. Will definitely be back in the years to come.
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