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Swadini Road Blyde River Canyon, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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Tucked away in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa's most glorious scenic destinations, umVangati House is sure to restore your sense of peace from the moment you check in. Nature is showing off her beauty here and silence is abundant. Understated elegance greets visitors to umVangati House, where a warm friendly welcome sets the ambiance. This intimate owner-run retreat offers friendly service, privacy and exclusivity. Whether it's for a special occasion like a honeymoon or anniversary, or if only to escape for a weekend, umVangati House immediately cuts you off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This is the ideal haven for those seeking to slow down, de-stress and repose. Wake up each day to take in the iconic views of the Mountain, before taking your pick form a host of things to see, do and experience. Or simply escape to feel the soft breeze on your face, soak up the Mountain air and unwind at umVangati House. Wooden walkways lead to the three separate and spacious air-conditioned Mountain View Suites, positioned for privacy and dramatic Mountain views. At dusk, a sun downer can be enjoyed on your private deck while being entranced by the ever changing colors of the sky and mood of the Magnificent Mountain as the sun slips into the time slot of tomorrow. Two Luxury Guest rooms are situated next to each other at the main house with private entrances, air-conditioning and views of the lush bush. The rooms and suites have been designed to embody the mountain and the decor echoes the simple tranquility only nature can offer. A scrumptious breakfast is served at the Main house on the patio where you can feast on both the food and the breathtaking view. UmVangati House's impressive walk-in domed wine cellar, is available for romantic private dinners on request. When time comes for you to leave umVangati House you will feel a special connection with nature, rested and invigorated, ready to take on life again in this busy world of ours.
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Mirjam wrote a review 02 May
Munich, Germany80 contributions6 helpful votes
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As my husband and I booked very last minute, we unfortunately only stayed one night at this stunning place. However this was one of the most memorable stays during our entire trip through South Africa. Already prior to our arrival, Lidia made sure we would make the most of our short stay by providing us with the best recommendations for the area. Once you arrive, you immediately get the feeling of “coming home”. The whole place is a small, family run boutique accommodation and you can literally feel the warmth and love each family member put into this place. The rooms (stay in one of the three villas if you have the chance!) are top notch and you will never wanna leave again because every detail is just perfect. Sitting on the balcony or the big terrace by the pool and watching the mountains turn red during sunset or sunrise is one of the most magnificent things to witness. Other fun facts: Lidia’s husband built most of the wooden furniture himself. They have an AMAZING wild cat called Kira. They built a waterhole nearby so you can watch wild animals such as Giraffes, Zebras or even a Leopard passing by all day long! The food Lidia prepares is just without words. Dinner was served in their impressive self-built wine cellar accompanied by an excellent selection of South African wines. We got along so well with the entire family, that we stayed up for another hour and spent a lovely time with them in the huge living room – just as if you would visit your friends. Breakfast contained everything you could ever wish for, ranging from fresh fruit to eggs any style you like them with the best possible view you could ever ask for. The whole area is amazing for hiking or day trips to the Krüger, so make sure to be smarter than us and try to stay for at least 2-3 days 😊
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Tanja wrote a review Apr 2021
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If you are looking for the ultimate 5 star experience, this would be the one. Starting with the magnificent views of the majestic mountains, accompanied by sounds of rich birdlife and animals grazing you can't help to think you are in heaven. The well designed modern, open plan, entertainment area with rimless swimmingpool overlooking the mountains...the breathtaking views from the rooms and bathrooms with attention to detail in every area...I have never experienced something like this in all our travels! We love fine-dining, but no restaurant have served food so tasty and perfectly prepared. But what impressed us the most was the hospitality of the friendly and warm hosts with there unique caracole pet! This is a MUST do!!! Giel, Lidia and Friedl, you will most definitely see us again!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Millie d wrote a review Apr 2021
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Words cannot give due diligence. The view...nature...the FOOD...the Wine...quiet...serene...tasteful...peace...Beauty.... will return any day. Visit for a refreshing relaxing experience. Thank you Giel and Lidia. Wonderful warm hospitality.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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amitro926862 wrote a review Apr 2021
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This was absolutely outstanding stay, place is really perfect. Family atmosphere, excellent food and vine. We also have received quite a detailed advise about all local place to visit. So it was easy. Overall perfect place
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Giel Geldenhuys, Owner at umVangati House
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guests, Thank you for your review and compliments. We hope we will see you again soon! Regards Giel, Lidia and Staff
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emcap2021 wrote a review Mar 2021
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Absolutely breathtaking views. To the room, service, food, swimming pool, all was excellent. Cannot thank Lidia and her family enough for such an amazing experience. Again the food was fantastic. Will definitely come again
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Giel Geldenhuys, Owner at umVangati House
Responded 30 Mar 2021
Dear Emcap2021, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and review ! It give us great joy to know that you had a fantastic stay - we would love to welcome you back soon. Best regards Giel, Lidia and Staff.
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US$123 - US$401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about umVangati House
Which popular attractions are close to umVangati House?
Nearby attractions include Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (4.8 km), Godding & Godding (6.1 km), and Kingfisher Gallery (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at umVangati House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at umVangati House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at umVangati House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at umVangati House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at umVangati House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at umVangati House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does umVangati House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.