We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wellvale Private River Resort

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Wellvale Private River Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 107: English reviews
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful. If you are a lover of nature i recommend Wellvale Private resort :) The rooms are comfortable and homey. And the owners are very friendly and hospitable. Food is great!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank MRandMrsBennett
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tranquill and far from the madding crowd.Takes you back closer to nature. Wonderful for a family retreat and to recharge your battery.Good value for money.Lovely outside showers. Sumptous breakfast. Owners Jaap and Nienke go the extra mile in making your stay a memorable one. We will definetely go back. Highly recommend a visit

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank peter i
Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Will definitely go back. Was relaxed and tranquil. The location on the river is beautiful and you really feel like you're in the heart of Africa. Ballito is close by to add variety to a holiday. The European level of service sets them apart.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank T3776BZdavidk
Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed October 24, 2016

It's a true hidden gem, located near a river, it is completely tranquil, quiet and the perfect spot to get away from the city. Best of all, there is no cellphone coverage meaning you really escape :-)

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank sibon275
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Level Contributor
133 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Beautiful, spacious garden in a lovely natural setting. The accommodation units are clean, comfortable and spacious. The hosts are friendly and accommodating and the pub, communal lounge, dining room and veranda are pleasant and attractive. A tasty homemade meal is available each evening. There is a communal kitchen for self-catering, but this is rather small and some distance from most... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anna B
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Our stay was awesome , it was a long drive from Amanzintoti to Stanger but the trip was worth it . The place looked amazing , it was very nice being away from the city , to just enjoy nature and peace . i also love the cleanliness of the lodge , as for the Jaap , such a pleasant... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank londiwem247
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed October 16, 2016

The road to the resort was in a shocking condition and was very stressful to drive on. The communal kitchen was ill equipped. There were no walking/hiking trails. The place was tranquil and away from the rat race.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank colinsH6011LC
Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Absolutely awesome place with so much of peace and quiet and the best part is ....no cell phone reception... The rooms are very neat and clean and the friendliness and hospitality is out of this world

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank shawnw647
Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Wellvale resort has absolutely No cell phone reception, which makes it an ideal getaway. peace and quiet, freshest air. Perfect hosts. Jaap the resort co-owner with his wife are truly genuine people. A must see resort.

Helpful?
1 Thank Zain S
Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed September 30, 2016

We had a wonderful weekend on this resort. What you see on the internet is what you get. The place is huge and peaceful, The resort just perfect for any occasion. We really enjoyed our weekend here. The hosts were very welcoming and very friendly. I would recommend this resort to any one.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank 793philad
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

71 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (33)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (38)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Stanger
12.6 mi away
Chaka's Rock Chalets
Chaka's Rock Chalets
#1 of 1 in Shaka's Rock
44 reviews
14.8 mi away
Ballito Backpackers
Ballito Backpackers
#12 of 14 in Ballito
15 reviews
5.9 mi away
Kearsney Manor Guesthouse
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.0 mi away
Rain Farm Game and Lodge
14.8 mi away
Ezulwini Guest house
Ezulwini Guest house
#5 of 25 in Ballito
26 reviews
16.0 mi away
Fairmont Zimbali Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wellvale Resort, a top class eco-tourism hideaway, is bordered by the Mvoti River and boasts spectacular views of the Nsikeni Mountain. Situated in the popular Dolphin Coast region, Wellvale is only a short drive from Durban's King Shaka International Airport and perfectly located for day trips to some of South Africa's finest beaches. Accommodation is provided in luxury Lodges along the river with outdoor showers and king-sized beds, or in our family room which can sleep four people comfortably. We also have three shaded campsites and self-catering facilities for the more adventurous. Meals are served on our terrace where you can enjoy the bird song of the many different species resident at Wellvale while taking in the view of the mountains. After dinner you can relax in our fully-stocked, cosy bar, or pull up a chair beside the outdoor pit fire and enjoy a night-cap. As supporters of eco-friendly tourism we run our resort with the environment and local community in mind. You are welcome to visit some of the projects that we facilitate in the area, including an after schools club for local children and a soccer training initiative. Wellvale River Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed retreat, while still being well-placed to explore the beautiful Dolphin Coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wellvale Private River Resort

Address: Portion 29 Wellvale Farm | D415 Dendethu, Stanger 4450, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Stanger
Price Range: $10 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wellvale Private River Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia and Booking.com so you can book your Wellvale Private River Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wellvale Private River Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ice cube trays in communal fridge and bar fridge in rooms..make pool area more attractive”
 of 5 bubbles 349ln, Apr 20, 2016 | Read review
“Don't be fooled”
 of 5 bubbles avishs2015, Apr 14, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the family lodge which gives you river and mountain view!”
 of 5 bubbles WildebeesEcolodge, Nov 20, 2012 | Read review
“Individual lodges with outside showers very special and the family two bedroomed lodge had spectacular views of the river and gorge”
 of 5 bubbles pearsd1, Jan 18, 2012 | Read review
4 of 4
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay