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Umzimkulu River Lodge

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Coleford Road | Kwa Zulu Natal, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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Toronto
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the Malekite Cottage and it was everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The view from our deck was lovely and we were close to the main lodge. Breakfast was delicious and served on a shaded patio looking out along the river. Staff were so friendly, welcoming, and very accommodating. After a long day exploring the Drakenberg... More 

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Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the quiet and relaxed surroundings. It is very beautiful. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The lodge is centrally located for exploring the area. We will definitely go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice and relaxing place to stay. Friendly and relaxed staff very accomodating. We will definitely go back. The location is perfect for a quiet and relaxing holiday/second honeymoon. Centrally located for visiting the beautiful places in the area.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostess made the stay very nice. She had great tips and even better stories.We got spoiled. The cot tages was nice with a shower and a nice bath. The view was to die for. The breakfast and dinner was both lovely.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderfully tranquil and rejuvenating visit ! The staff friendliness and food quality were remarkable.!! We would recommend a stay here anytime and will be back.!! Next time we'll try the river tubing (this time the river was low).

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Pietermaritzburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough good things about Umzimkulu! We stayed for three nights in Pygmy cottage, and were so taken with the quaint space. The lodge itself is unassuming, but so charming at the same time. We had a dinner in the bar our last night, which was fantastic, especially when followed by a few games of pool. Unfortunately the weather... More 

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Johannesburg East rand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We had a lovely stay. We stayed in such an adorable cottage.The staff was very polite, friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and really well priced. The owners were very sweet. We had a beautiful view of the river.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Thank you for making our dog Hatchiko, my husband Clive and I feel right at home. Mangrove Cottage was a perfect place to spend our 20th anniversary. The isolated cottage, well equipped, the walks (paradise) and the restaurant offered superb value for money and will be remembered fondly for years to come. A true place to visit again.

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We stayed here Nov/Dec 2015 in the Mangrove cottage & really enjoyed our stay. Eurika & Lynne were very welcoming & friendly & wiling to help out in any way they can. The cottage is rustic in a beautiful setting on the river and all with all the facilities we needed, even with a baby. We really really loved the... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The cottage smelt like a lot of liquor/alcohol had been spilled on the carpet. Linen on beds was clean, beds comfy, but towels smelt miff. Kitchen was not the cleanest, and I had to go and get a drying up cloth from the front office. We used our own plates and cutlery .No kettle - I had to go and... More 

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