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Umzimkulu River Lodge

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Amanzimtoti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place by the river! My husband and I stayed in Bower and had a wonderful weekend. The unit has a lovely and well equipped kitchen with full size fridge and gas hob, the bathroom is large and has a double shower as well as a comfy corner bath. The bedroom was luxurious, and with a fireplace in... More 

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Mol, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lodge is a very nice location in summer but very cold in winter. There is a fire place in the house wich is burning wood very fast (20 rand/bag) and is not ennough to warm the place. It is very cold inside. There are electric blanquets. In the breakfast area, bar etc was no heating. Nice palce to stay... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place, situated on the Umzimkulu River, the accommodation was homely, clean and comfortable and the owners very friendly and accommodating. we spent our days hiking along the river, going for long walks in the fields, visiting the small village of Himeville close by and chatting to the locals, or exploring the beautiful nature and drive of the... More 

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Durban
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the setting and hospitality. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. The rooms require a good clean and maintenance. Didn't want to risk making a fire, as the Pied A had a very strong smoke overall odour, and didn't want to take a chance of being smoked out..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a 3 day reunion with family at the Giant Cabin, what a fantastic cabin, lodge and river location. We were greeted by lovely and genuine staff. The lodge and restaurant were cosy and clean and there were even tables set up on a deck overlooking the river. The play area was a little dated and worn but the kids... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no relationship between location and accomodation. On the positive side, the view was splendid and the meal offered was tasty. Open fires in the bar and dining room areas were very inviting and cosy.The upstairs room was pleasant. On the negative side,the unit needs maintenance and the veranda was dirty.No coffee or tea available in the room.No heater... More 

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to relax, enjoyed the stay. walked the river trials. Did some bass fishing on the premises, Had a lovely evening braai while the sun was setting, also the cottages are independent and gives you a lot of privacy.

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

The owners and staff welcomed us with open arms! Sitting on the private deck overlooking the river was an absolute treat! The interior of the cottage is clean and comfortable. To go down river and explore the gorgeous boulders and gurgling falls were a daily trip - picnic spots and privacy guaranteed!. The bar and restaurant deck serves delicious meals... More 

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

Most beautiful place to get engaged, so blessed to have stayed here in this romantic setting. So homely, the staff are the absolute best. Never did we have a dull moment, Felt like absolute Royalty. We will be back soon.

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

Spent a wonderful long weekend at the spacious and private Mangrove cottage overlooking the Umzimkulu River. We wanted for nothing! Walks, birding, day trips in good proximity, firewood aplenty and a scrumptious dinner at the pub! Thanks to our hosts for the perfect break.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Umzimkulu River Lodge

Address: Coleford Road | Kwa Zulu Natal, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Price Range: $36 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Umzimkulu River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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