Kei Mouth

umThombe Kei River Lodge

Safari / Game Lodge, Self Catering
(6 units)
(3 customer reviews)

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umThombe Kei River Lodge is situated on a 160ha private nature reserve along the banks of the Great Kei River. Accommodation is offered in rustic thatched chalets, each with magnificent views of the river. The chalets are fully self-catering and sleep four to six people (camping is also available).

The pulse of the River is felt in everything here: whether you are gliding along in our kayaks, hiking to hidden pools, fishing for the legendary cob, or simply watching sunset turn the cliffs to gold as the crowned cranes fly home to roost.
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Room types


Chalet (4-sleeper)

(3 units)

Room information


  x 4 (main is Double or Twin)
  Ensuite Bathroom (Shower only)

Max


Description: Our thatched 4-sleeper chalets each have two rooms - one double and one twin (both with ensuite showers) and a semi-open thatched braai/dining area with fireplace. Each room has a sliding door opening out onto a deck/lawn with lovely views of the river and cliffs opposite.
Facilities:
  • Fireplace
  • View
  • Fully Equipped
  • Bed Linen supplied
  • Oven
  • Freezer

The Nest (6-sleeper)

(1 unit)

Room information


  x 6 (main is Double or Twin)
  Shared Bathroom

Max


Description: Situated right on the river bank shaded by stunning flamboyant trees, the thatched wooden cabin has two upstairs bedrooms - a double and a twin suitable for kids - as well as an deck and ensuite toilet. Downstairs is a twin bedroom and a lounge. The spacious self-catering kitchen and dining room have lovely views of the river and garden, as does the outside braai area. Read More ›
Facilities:
  • Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • View
  • Fully Equipped
  • Bed Linen supplied
  • Oven
  • Freezer

Camping

(20 rooms)

Room information


  x 1
  Communal Bathroom

Max


Description: On the river-bank are grassed campsites, with hot showers, washing up and braai facilities. The bush campsite is set further back and provides ample shade and shelter from the wind.
Facilities:
  • Fireplace
  • View

Fisherman's Haven (6-sleeper)

(1 unit)

Room information


  x 6 (main is Double or Twin)
  Private Bathroom

Max


Description: Set right on the river bank, with access to its own jetty. The haven consists of four separate pre-fab rondawels – two are bedrooms, one with a double and a single bed, and one with three singles. The other two buildings contain the kitchen and the bathroom. Read More ›
Facilities:
  • Fireplace
  • View
  • Fully Equipped
  • Bed Linen supplied
  • Oven

Bush Cabin (6-sleeper)

(1 unit)

Room information


  x 6 (main is Double)
  Private Bathroom

Max


Description: A rustic wooden cabin set in indigenous forest overlooking the river. The cabin has one room with a double bed and an open plan room with two bunk beds and cooking area. The front deck, which has wonderful views over the river, is enclosed and serves as a dining area. Read More ›
Facilities:
  • Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • View
  • Fully Equipped
  • Bed Linen supplied

Reviews

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Truly amazing place for like minded folks that want to get away from the husstle and bustle!!!

(South Africa)
BRENDA
17 May 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lodge and not only was the kitchen and the utensils clean, so was the rest of the chalet. The only downside was the Fridge which we had some problems with and they could have done with a better clean. The staff were superb. Would really recommend this lodge to anyone that wants to get away from it all to spend some good quality time reading, birdwatching and there is plenty of walks to be done. Truly tranquil. Margie and Gert truly are two amazing people to deal with!

Good Stay

(South Africa)
Van der Merwe
12 December 2014
The atmosphere and enviroment made my stay very pleasant. The service was good. The Rooms for Africa website made the booking process easy.

Location


ADDRESS:

Dunneden Nature Reserve , Kei Mouth
Directions:
Take the N2 from East London north towards Umtata. After approx 30km turn right on the R349 to Kei Mouth. About 3km before Kei Mouth turn left at the sign to umThombe Kei.

Facilities


Languages:
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa
Environment:
  • River
  • Nature Reserve
  • Forest
Leisure facilities:
  • Bird Watching
  • Braai / Barbecue
  • Fishing
  • Flower Viewing
  • Game Viewing
  • Garden
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trampoline
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking
  • 4x4 Trails
General:
  • Cots available
  • Family friendly
  • Fireplace on premises
  • Pets permitted by agreement
  • Secure off-street parking
  • Safe available
  • Smoking permitted
In all rooms:
  • Fireplace
  • View
In some rooms:
  • Balcony
  • Fully Equipped
  • Bed Linen supplied
  • Oven
  • Freezer

Policies


Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00
Kids policy:
Children age 12 and over are charged as adults.
Pets:
Small dogs are allowed on prior arrangement