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Umzimkulu River Lodge

3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Coleford Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 6 nights in the Woodland Cottage with our family of two adults and 3 kiddies. What a lovely big house. Double storey house had everything you would expect for a holiday in the Berg. Lovely walks in the morning, loads for the kids to do whilst we relaxed in the Adult Lounge! Lynne was a very warm and... More

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was lovely to be there in winter but we cant wait to return in the summer. The geyser needs to be bigger, as there was limited hot water or a shower added on would be great! Steven is an absolute gem!

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

Our stay was pleasant at Umzimkulu. We stayed in winter when it was very cold & we don't have any children so couldn't make use of the many outdoor activities that the lodge offers. I think Umzimkulu would be amazing in summer with kids, there is just so much for them to do. The rooms were well appointed & the... More

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the big wooden cabin for our parents 50the wedding anniversary; all the way from the Netherlands to this magic place along the Umzimkulu. The Giant Kingfisher cabin is situated directly on the river, is very private and with luxurious finishings: leather couches, good beds, nice collections of books and DVD's and tasteful decorations. Even... More

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

We needed a petfriendly place But with all the standard luxuries Beware it can be very cold !! so come prepared. But there are beautiful panoramic views that surounds you if you want to experience nature and wanting to getaway from the "Rat race" in the city and rediscover yourself. And You can go exploring.. grab a bite to eat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I is a wonderful place. The scenery and tranquillity is wonderful. All I would suggest is TV's in every chalet as there is not much to do there. Overall it was great. If you are looking for a quiet place to rest, this is it. Just don't go there in winter, it was very cold.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was beautiful, the view even better, and waking up to the sound of the river was the best. A perfect family spot with play area, petting zoo and plenty of grassy space for our 1yr old to explore.

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Address: Coleford Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Umzimkulu River Lodge 3*
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Umzimkulu River Lodge offers serviced, DB&B, B&B or Self catering accommodation on one of the most picturesque bends of the Umzimkulu River in the Southern Drakensburg. We are situated 2 hours from DBN and 6 hrs from Johannesburg in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. Our peaceful valley resort which is 22km out of Underberg provides the perfect location for a retreat from city life. Here’s your chance to rest and listen to the river and the sounds of nature or spend some wholesome outdoor time with your family. Families love it for the unhurried old world country atmosphere with days spent picnicking under the huge oaks on the river island, boulder hopping in Thrombosis Gorge or just “messing about in boats”. Honeymooners revel in the privacy of a luxurious suite and private deck just meters from the river bank.Fishermen love it for the unrivalled opportunities to catch rainbow trout along our 2.5km stretch of river. Come and experience restoration of body and soul in truly lovely surroundings. ... more   less 
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