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Umzimkulu River Lodge

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Coleford Road Kwa Zulu Natal, Underberg 3257 South Africa
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#2 of 26 Speciality lodging in Underberg
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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.
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Free parking
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Coleford Road Kwa Zulu Natal, Underberg 3257 South Africa
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Thishana S wrote a review Apr 2021
Stockholm, Sweden5 contributions2 helpful votes
Relaxing getaway with friends. Enjoyed a river walk, sundowners on the deck, soothing massage and listening to the birds .Restaurant is closed, take all you need for your stay. Chalet has a fireplace, enjoyed reading, eating, relaxing and being welcomed by the owners cat, Cloe and dog, Jack. Lovely place.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: There are no TVs. All rooms face the river.
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iamcarlag wrote a review Mar 2021
Hilton, South Africa15 contributions1 helpful vote
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Amazing place to stay. We stayed in the Giant Cabin which had more than enough space to 12 people. 3 showers and bathrooms. Incredible views from the deck with the river right in front of you and the gorge about 700 M. Also very private and away from everyone else. The house is well equipped with ice machine, washing machine, microwave etc. (Even has a potjie pot) The owners are super friendly and helpful and really go out their way. It is also pet friendly and our All in all we will definitely be back there again
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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andreb30 wrote a review Feb 2021
Hilton, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
A most beautiful spot... sadly effected by the Lockdown, but still a little place in Heaven. The gardens must have once been stunningly beautiful, but unfortunately, have become rather overgrown. A safe haven for children to forget about play stations, and simply run wild. The river was full and the Gorge was "pumping"! Rather disappointing to see tubes and stuff left out in the elements. Clearly the "Guides" are too busy to put the stuff away carefully.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Camper51665745456 wrote a review Feb 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
We had an amazing weekend away in Underberg. Stayed at a paradise called Umzimkulu River lodge. The site is on the banks of the umzimkulu River which was flowing really strongly - after recent good rains in the mountains. We will definitely be back as soon as we can be. Awesome setting - so beautiful and relaxing.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Anrie wrote a review Jan 2021
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Spectacular setting with beautiful views of the Umzimkulu river. The hosts go above and beyond to accommodate their guests. Lovely walks and tubing which is highly recommended. Perfectly equipped accommodation with everything you need to just relax and unwind.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$41 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionUnderberg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Umzimkulu River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Umzimkulu River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Umzimkulu River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Umzimkulu River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Umzimkulu River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Umzimkulu River Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Umzimkulu River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.