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Umzimkulu River Lodge

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Coleford Road | Kwa Zulu Natal, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salt Rock, KZN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The view, location with the river and the surrounds is beautiful but Umzimkulu lacks character, and definitely detail. Attention to the little things that make things comfortable are lacking, the house was run down and sorely needs an upgrade and is definitely not made for Winter - we froze. Leaky windy windows, thin carpets and no heaters, decent kitchen with... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed in Mangrove Cottage with our doggies and we loved every moment of it in fact we returning :) This is truly just a wonderful beautiful place to go and relax and be with family and the service and staff is outstanding!

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Mtunzini, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very cozy stay in the icy weather, they were very accommodating with our son that went with. The rooms were big enough. Everything was clean and the bedding nice and warm. The fire in the fireplace heated the whole cabin.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 wonderfully relaxing days in the Mangrove cottage. On the cold winter nights you can have a lovely warming wood fire (the wood can be bought from reception at a very reasonable price) The cottage is "Rustic" and has every thing that you need for a great holiday break. The food at the lodge is very good. Breakfast... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely enjoyed our stay, our mission was to have time away from the kids and home and just be able to relax and DO nothing. Which is exactly what we did. Even the cooking, we ordered from them kitchen and food was absolutely STUNNING...

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Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights at Umzimkulu River Lodge in June. Stayed at Malachite cottage - its a clean quaint cottage with amazing views. Nice play area for the kids and small animals for them to see. Wonderful, friendly service from the manager. I would definitely stay there again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great place. Very friendly and efficient service. Accommodation units well maintained. Lots to do for kids. Location on Google maps totally misleading, far from Underberg. Location cleverly placed at river upstream much closer to Underberg. No mountain views.

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lynne w, Owner at Umzimkulu River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Danie Thank you for your review. We appear twice on Google Earth! One placement depicts our correct location and one is situated closer to Underberg. I have been trying for some time now to have this corrected..... without much luck! I apologise for any confusion caused and assure you we in no way mean to mislead our guests with... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A 5 day holiday that was thoroughly enjoyed!Relaxing next to the river,when we weren't the fishing.Enjoying our luncheon on the deck and supper in the warm diningroom,then onto the adult lounge to chat..........

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nice little cottage apartment but could use a little coat of paint. Kitchen had everything necessary to self catered but we chose to eat at the onsite restaurant and everything was DELICIOUS. Very cold but had an electric blanket and wood available for the fireplace. Game room and bar were really cozy. Cute little farm too. We would come back... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I really enjoyed the walk along the river and the cottage next to the river where I could just relax and take the fresh air in. The room could have used a heater as the room was very cold. The staff was very kind and helped wherever they could. I would have loved to stay longer maybe next time. I... More 

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