Umzimkulu River Lodge

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 270 - 450
PRICE (unit):
from R 855 - 3,800
Our peaceful valley resort, which is 22 km out of Underberg, provides the perfect location for a retreat from city life. Heres your chance to rest, listen to the river and the sounds of nature or spend some wholesome outdoor time with your family. <br /><br />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 hanging 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 2.5 km stretch of river. To make sure you have a relaxing break, we have babysitters on hand to offer you solitude or an opportunity to enjoy a meal without having to mop up any spillages. Umzimkulu River Lodge has recently been awarded 3 Star grading in the self-catering category.<br /><br />All our fully-equipped, self-catering units are situated just meters from the river bank with stunning views. All the units, except the log cabin, are equipped with log fires. All units have individual braai facilities. In winter a complimentary bundle of firewood is supplied on arrival and additional firewood is available to purchase thereafter. The units are serviced once daily in the mornings, excluding Sundays and Public Holidays. Should you require additional assistance, we can arrange to have a housekeeper available at an additional fee of R 15 per hour. <br /><br />Activities at the lodge include bass and trout fishing, swimming, boating, tubing, canoeing, walking and birding. We have an a la carte breakfast and lunch menu and a set two-course dinner menu available. Meals are served in the dining room or on the deck overlooking the river. Come and experience restoration of body and soul in truly lovely surroundings.<br /><br />We also have a restaurant and full-board bookings are available.
"The beautiful Scenery"
18 Jul 2017
By Clint Cimma
"The stay was wonderful. The food was delicious and the staff were very courteous."
18 Jan 2016
By Odette, South Africa
14 Jul 2015
By Magdel, South Africa
"We enjoyed our stay at Umzimkulu River Lodge.Stephen and Lynne are excellent hosts and creates a relaxing atmosphere. We felt welcome and right at home."
30 May 2015
By Sonseirai, South Africa
"we just loved our stay! We loved the Woodlands cottage and the lodge was wonderful. Excellent service and beautiful scenery. Our dogs had the time of their lives aswell. Highly recommended!"
"Beautiful Area, Ufo/alien energy"
20 Apr 2015
By Swami, South Africa
"Umzimkulu Lodge has a beautiful , scenic, healthy environment with good service from the owner.however pygmy cottage is in bad condition and lacks grill/baking cooking facilities. Cottages need major renovation. It was a pleasant stay if you can endure the run down cottages. But we still had fun and a wonderful time on the river, the walks are amazing - recommended stay if willing to compromise on rustic lodges."
"Lovely scenery"
17 Jun 2014
By logan, South Africa
"Good stay, unbelievable scenery and very good host in Stephen"
"Great area and lovely accomodation"
14 Apr 2013
By Dieter, South Africa
"We really enjoyed our stay in the pygmy cottage. There is lots to do in the area. The breakfast we had overlooking the river was awesome. Units are well kept and clean."
26 Mar 2013
By Madia, South Africa
"Lovely place to visit.So peaceful."
"A wonderful and relaxing extended family new year break"
04 Jan 2012
By Susan, South Africa
"We spent a wonderful and relaxing family holiday over New Year in Woodland Cottage at the lodge - it was really well set up for a large family group with kids coming and going and lots of people gathered around the table for eating, chatting and playing games. Had great fun tubing down the river and the kids spent hours riding bikes and playing in the river. A great place to relax and reconnect for a few days. Staff and owners very welcoming and helpful."
"Very enjoyable"
21 Dec 2011
By Ronald, South Africa
"Definitely recommended and we will come again. Our cottage was clean, beds were very comfortable, everything well organised. The whole set-up was well done and our host Stephen was brilliant."