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Beautiful getaway

What a beautiful, peaceful place! We spent one night in the Chapel cottage which was very cosy and... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Family reunion getaway

What an awesome weekend! This was the most comfortable and well equipped venue. Definitely wish to... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Langebaan, South Africa
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Sep 25, 2018
“Beautiful getaway”
Aug 20, 2017
“Family reunion getaway”
12 Km From Swellendam, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 512 3787
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful, peaceful place! We spent one night in the Chapel cottage which was very cosy and well kitted out, with beautiful views of the dam. We will definately be back.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank traveltheworldwell
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ShelleyGill
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Sal0mien
Reviewed April 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Carol M
Reviewed March 18, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank moniquestrydom
Reviewed March 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank pierre327
Reviewed February 17, 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Lorikeets
Reviewed January 12, 2017

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
1  Thank RA B
Umshanti, Owner at Umshanti, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2017

Hi Rosemary 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

Reviewed September 26, 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Jay1072
Reviewed August 19, 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
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November 12, 2017|
Response from Umshanti | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your enquiry. We have 3 camp sites. One site has total shade from a tree, the other two only have a 3x3 meter shade covering. Let me know if you have any other questions. Regards, Vicky
Landi B
April 9, 2017|
Response from Umshanti | Property representative |
Hi Landi, dogs are allowed on request, yes. Please let me know what type of dog you have and when you want to visit us. Thanks, Vicky