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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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Kilmaine, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This lodge was the highlight of my trip to South Africa. Myself and my new fiancee were treated so well and would recommend this lodge to every body. Great service, excellent scenery and some amazing food.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our family of four spent four nights here, staying in the Mangrove Cottage. Steve, the owner of the property, is very accommodating and always went out of his way to make sure we always had everything we needed. There is a lot to do here for children without even leaving the Lodge: mini-golf, hiking trails, a playground, petting zoo, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed in the Bower house and absolutely loved it. So peaceful and picturesque. Great walk down along the river. The Bower house is great for couples, with a massive bed and double shower. Especially loved the lodge dogs - Theodore and Jackson! Will definitely be back. W

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Hekpoort, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a 2 night stay at this self-catering establishment in the Unit Pied B. Lovely view of the river. Nice walkways and although the cottages are close to the main road, it is very quiet and peaceful. All that you need is in the cottage, fully equipped kitchen. Braai on the stoep and fire place inside. They provide 1... More 

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Bergville, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Warm welcome, lovely view of the river. Pied A and B bedrooms absolutely gorgeous. Very comfy beds, but proper double electric blankets would be an advantage over the shared single one provided. Bedding was a little sparse for the middle of winter - good thing we took a blanket. Plumbing to the shower somewhat dodgy, and water pressure very low.... More 

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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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