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What an awesome weekend!
This was the most comfortable and well equipped venue. Definitely wish to do more of their activities in the summer when our girls a little bigger. We will definitely be visiting again.
We did a trip with the boat/float to the gorge which costs a R1000 for the first ten people. The boat tripbos about 15 minutes and then Oom Kosie parks the boat in a perfect spot and leave the boat. On the boat is wood...More
The third time of being here and blessed with beautiful weather this time, so some glorious scenes out of the Chapel where we stayed again.
My only mistake this time was to book and have our first couple of days over a public holiday, so...More
I accompanied a group of cyclists who took part in a charity cycling tour and Umshanti was one of the stay over stop on the 2000km journey. What an incredible oasis at the foot of the mountains. The thick green grass with the large dam...More
When we arrived at Umshanti (meaning Humanist),i had envisaged this magic place as was somewhat misleadingly advertised on the website.
Four couples which include my wife and I made a booking as from last Thursday-Sunday on the "camping site",
Our friend who had invited us...More
We didn't stay here but booked the dam cruise as an activity for our reunion group.
It was absolutely awesome better than expected. As we arrived slightly late and the sun went down early (that day), it was suggested that we braai/bbq on land after...More
The cattle egrets make a stunning site as they fly in every evening over the dam in their small flocks, numbering hundreds and hundreds and roost in the trees and reeds on the far side of the dam.
The setting is quiet lovely, but the...More
Date of experience: January 2017
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Umshanti, Owner at Umshanti, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2017
Thanks for the feedback regarding your stay at Umshanti. Glad you noticed the egrets, it is really an amazing site to see every morning and evening. I'm sorry about your bin not being emptied, but my cleaner tried a few times to get...More
On the day of our road trip a very rude lodge owner decided to cancel our reservation. We were half through to Swellendam and were desperate to to find accommodations. After several attempts our trip was saved thanks to the very friendly Oom Koosie. The...More
A group of 30 of our friends were fortunate enough to spend an unforgettable weekend at Umshanti. I was pleasantly surprised as to how accommodation the management were to us, considering we were such a large (and admittedly rowdy!) group. The grass embankment overlooking the...More