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Umzimkulu River Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Coleford Road Kwa Zulu Natal, Underberg 3257 South Africa
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Pietermaritzburg Airport52 mi
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For a first time visit we experienced a very relaxing and beautiful stay. We stayed for 7 days at the lodge. We stayed at the bower house, the house was very clean , a lot of space and enjoyable. the views was very relaxing and had a very calm effect. Steven and Lyn the owners
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We had a wonderful long weekend at Umzimkulu River Lodge. The surroundings are beautiful and the Mangrove cottage was perfect. We had our dog with us and the property was well suited for taking him on long walks. Stephen and Lynne were very welcoming and made us feel at home
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We have just returned from a weekend at Umzimkulu River Lodge. It was idyllic, my idea of heaven! It was so beautifully quiet - all we could hear was the sounds of the running river and the birds. Our cottage was simply charming. We were incredibly comfortable and happy
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As part of our road trip into Lesotho via Sani Pass, we stayed over at Umzimkulu River Lodge (URL) in Underberg. The service we received from Stephen Williams who manages Pygmy Cottage (and possibly others) in the URL was great. We did a last-minute booking and I had not chosen
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This lodge is just amazing! The Umzimkulu river is a sight to behold and the be able to swim in it every day is a blessing!The children used all the facilities and had the best time.The house was amazing and so peaceful.Thanks to the awesome staff for such a wonderful clean spot.
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"Look on website to find the best suited house. Some houses are bigger than other."
"Pygmy Cottage is best suited for couples or single travelers looking for an average good place to rest."
"The Bower is a standout room for couples, but all rooms are great."
"Room was a little cold, bring extra firewood. the electric blankets will keep you snug and warm at bedtime."
"Pied A - perfect for a couple. Gorgeous views and very private. Lovely fireplace for chilly evenings."
US$54 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUnderberg
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