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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was very sad to leave after an amazing stay at Umzimkulu River Lodge. We will definitely be back again soon! Great hosts and wonderful hospitality all round. The rooms were great and very well fitted with lovely finishes and a home away from home feel. Thank you so much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were met by a very friendly and accommodating owner Stephen who ensured we were settled in and comfortable upon our arrival, we stayed in the Bower room which was cozy, comfortable and perfect for two. Would highly recommend staying here if you are in the underburg region.

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

Our stay was amazing, relaxing and peaceful. The staff are the best part of the place, they make you feel at home and are very helpful and warm. Will definitely be back in the Summer. I look forward to making use of all the ammenities in the warmer months

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

Beautiful surroundings very peaceful. The hosts were great, accommodated all our requests. It was super to get away, relax, with no disturbances, just long walks, lots of rest and time to reconnect with nature and each other. Our dog (Jack Russell) has the absolutely best time, the lodge dogs collected him (and us) every morning and would show us all... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the big unit right at the end of the road, it was fully equipped with everything we needed, nights were cold but there was 2 fireplaces and electronic blankets. had a really nice view of the river. Will recommend to anyone heading that way

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

It was such a warm stay. Thank you so much. I cant ask for more. Its such a lovely place you have. I was so caught up in my work but i would love to do some activities like canoeing on my next trip.Thasks

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Salt Rock, KZN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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 July 21, 2015

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 July 21, 2015

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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