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Umzimkulu River Lodge
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“tranquility base”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

We ( Geoff, Kay, Michael and Kogita ) stayed 22nd and 29th November and were lucky enough to sample a small 2 bed cottage and the "Giant" house. Great setting,attentive friendly staff, always ready with helpful advice about where to visit in the area. Good home cooking, great wines.Breakfast outside overlooking the river a real treat.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Only one observation .The water pressure in the shower of Pied B was very poor . Was looking forward to a double head shower experience but all go got was a trickle . room was lovely , a balcony would of been a big plus .

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pinetown, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Our stay at Umzimkulu River lodge was absolutely amazing.
It was quiet, peaceful and very relaxing.
The breakfast were delicious and the staff were very proffessional.
Definitely a great place for a holiday!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hilton, South Africa
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Great, relaxed environment, love the sound of the river, and the walks along the river. Pied Kingfisher Unit B was great, good view of the river, comfortable accommodation. enjoyed the walk along the river to Thrombosis Gorge.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

The place is very beautiful and peaceful but also not to peaceful just right! A lot to do and very capable and friendly staff!! We will definitely stay there again especially if it is on a groupon or cityslicker again!

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cullinan, South Africa
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194 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Make sure you get the correct coordinates for this B&B before you go there. Stephen was very helpful and we were served a superb dinner after a long day in the saddle. The Giant wooden house was spacious, clean and beautiful. We were unfortunately on a roll and could not fully appreciate the view from the deck of this nice house.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karen J
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Salt Rock
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Very good facilities and well- placed benches and picnic sites along the river.
The room was very nicely furnished and the bath was lovely. The bed was very comfortable but the creaking roof kept us awake. We were fortunate not to have neighbours as being so close could be a problem. The couch in the lounge was very uncomfortable. breakfast was great and loved dinner delivered

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Umzimkulu River Lodge

Property: Umzimkulu River Lodge
Address: Coleford Road | Kwa Zulu Natal, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Underberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Umzimkulu River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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