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West Malling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful guest house , good location close to the Blyde River canyon, stunning views from the swimming pool and main decking area ,Excellent breakfast and dinner cooked by the owners. Rooms were well equipped .

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Mbabane, Swaziland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, the hospitality is superb. Giel and Lidia made as feel right at home. They gave us a run down of the property and amenities as well as the dining options. We immediately booked a romantic dinner in their private cellar, which was fantastic. The food (prepared by Lidia) is fine dining at it's best, even as much she says...

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Thank eltonsmoor
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Perfect location - Fabulous villa in the middle of paradise! Very attentive hosts! - We have filled us at home. Excellent food, good wine! Very friendly service! Very cozy und relaxed atmosphere! Highly recommended!

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Thank 347tatjanab
Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Can only recommend that place: location wonderful and quiet, people extremely friendly, dinner superb. Wonderful view into the bush and over the mountains from the cottages / rooms. Even a car wash each evening. Would definitely go there again.

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Umvangati is a beautiful modern house looking over the Drakensburg and Blyde River Canyon - with amazing views! It's a perfect escape for some peace and quiet, a bit of forced 'switch off', which is what we needed. Rooms are lovely (we were in queen), and the whole house spacious and stylish. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Food is...

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Thank Angela C
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The only thing I can say about umVangati House is that I want to go back for a much longer time. I had a fantastic stay with my Wife, and the food was wow! Excellent service all round, and very private

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Thank davidandshandum
New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Probably one of the best guest houses in South Africa. Six star hotel quality Everything about it is top notch. Never disappointing. Love staying there. The setting for this guest house is world beating take your breath away.

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White River, South Africa
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a magnificent small luxury lodge set amongst the trees and mountains and nothing is too much trouble for the owners, Lidia and Giel. The high quality of everything throughout our stay made this a trip to remember. The views are superb and the quality of the furnishings, linen and decor, very tasteful and upmarket. The meals that Lidia...

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Thank Cascha
Augsburg, Germany
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Stunning views, fantastic location and architecture, very good and fresh breakfast as well as dinner, very good wines, which are presented in a modern wine cellar. the owners are very friendly and helpful... we will definitely come back! it would also be a perfect honeymoon Location!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house, set in an isolated but scenic location. The accommodation is superb as was the food cooked and presented beautifully by Lidia. We were welcomed by Giel with a drink of our choice and very much enjoyed our chats with our hosts. Perfect

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umvangati, Owner at umVangati House, responded to this review

Dear George, Thank you for giving us an "exceptional"! We appreciate you compliments and hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Giel, Lidia and Staff.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about umVangati House

Address: Swadini Road | Blyde River Canyon, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: R3 103 - R5 224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — umVangati House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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