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Umzimkulu River Lodge

3.0 of 5 Coleford Road, 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful spot by the river. Good accommodation, beds particularly comfortable. This is a good spot to explore the nearby lower Drakensberg, especially the Sani Pass. This is self catering, but the guys here do amazing food, so you may not want to cook. All very reasonably priced!

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I made a quick decision to stay overnight in Underberg as we would not make it to our final destination, we chose this place online. We arrived there on a rainy night and had to search for a while for someone to help, finally someone who was watching tv pops up to hand us our keys, The... More 

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Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we had our little baby boy with us we still managed to have an awesome couples chill time next to the river with amazing service and great facilities. The rad walk down to Thrombosis Gorge is worth it. Tubing is a must if the river allows for it.

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

Awesome place to stay. beautiful, peaceful with lots to do for kids and adults. staff and management were unbelievably accommodating, nothing was ever too much trouble. thank you for a relaxing and fun holiday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lodge is situated along the Umzimkulu River and our chalet had all amentities and a fantastic view. There is plenty to do, as well as the surrounding areas. If you are a hiker better still. Don't forget to take your passport, as a visit to the Sani Pass is surely a must when one is so close to Lesotho.

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Kilmaine, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Had a wonderful relaxing time at Umzimkulu. Plenty for toddlers to do. House very comfortable. Arrived v late but was taken care of immediately by Steve and all family sorted within minutes. Stay there!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I stayed here for two nights in Novemeber. The setting for this place is nice enough and the accommodations were spacious. Service was good as well. The communal space was inviting but one thing spoiled it. The owner tended bar and seemed determined to make racist, negative comments about the country as long as anyone was in the room. I... More 

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

Hi Frank As the owner & culprit, I apologise for my comments. Living in a country where farm murders, crime, corruption and Eskom woes seem to be the order of the day, it is easy to fall into a negative spiral trap. I myself cannot abide people who are constantly critical and negative and tend to steer clear of them!... More 

Tauranga New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were only at the Lodge for one very brief night. We were late arriving and had a concerned phone call from the manager asking if we were okay. Dinner was kept for us and brought to our room. Room beautifully clean and well situated overlooking the river. Sorry we didn't really have time to enjoy it.

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Pinetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A truly peaceful, pleasant time spent. The owner and staff went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. Accommodation was great.The food was excellent. Will definitely make plans to stay there again.

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very nice people. Beautiful scennery. Nice accommodation, very nice for families, but also if you are looking for a peaceful place to stay with your partner. It is a perfect place to go for nice walks and enjoy the environment of Drakensbergen.

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Address: Coleford Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Umzimkulu River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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