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“wellness” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wellvale Private River Resort

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Wellvale Private River Resort
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“wellness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2010

This is a place where you shouldn't stay for one night MAKE it at least TWO. The surroundings, the nature the resort itself and most of all the owners make a stopover a great pleasure. It is a few km's (dirtroad) from the highway to Durban, but is worth passing by. It is a beautiful and comfortable place to relax, . Take the mountainbikes and discover zululand, watch the birds and listen to the stories of Jaap en Nienke. You wont regret

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2010

We spent three days at Wellvale and absolutely loved it. It is remote, scenic and very well equipped. Our hosts were wonderful and the food was great!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2009

This is very nice accommodation in Roundal well appointed huts. The main room has a very large bed, off of this room is the bathroom,with sink, wc, bath. A separate door leads from the bedroom to the outside shower. There was a plentiful supply of hot water day and night. Outside each of the 5 cabins are a table and chairs. The complex has several ponds and an abundance of bird life, along with the night frog chorus. Plan on having eaten before arrival; the nearest restaurant is some miles away,or bring your own food to cook in the shared kitchen. If using the DBB option then the food is wholesome and home cooked. I would say this is an ideal place to rest and recover for a few days, so bring magazines and books. There are some walks from the complex or you can 4x4 around some of the roads ( good fun) and the views are excellent. The local town of Stanger has a good supermarket and liquor store if needed. ATM’s appear to be very busy on Fridays and Saturdays. Shops are closed on Sundays.
Be advised that Wellvale is off the beaten track. Access is via about 9km of dirty road which was in quite good condition and accessible by car, but easier in a 4x4. Secondly if you are going to Wellvale, pre print the directions and attempt to do the journey in daylight. If not possible Jap (the owner will wait up for you as long as you advise of a late arrival, he may even come and find you if necessary). There was WiFi facilities during our stay free of charge. During our stay the Weaver birds were abundant in the trees , in fact birdwatching was excellent.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Wellvale Private River Resort

Property: Wellvale Private River Resort
Address: Portion 29 Wellvale Farm | D415 Dendethu, Stanger 4450, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Stanger
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Stanger
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wellvale Private River Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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