Reviews of Umzimkulu River Lodge


"Fantastic owner run establishment"

(South Africa) Mahomed | 29 August 2018

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The river is the main feature with secluded picnic spots. The trails are nice and the facilities are well maintained. Cleo the cat was a charmer too."


"Enjoyed our stay"

Serrenilla de Wet | 18 April 2018

"We've really enjoyed our stay at Umzimkulu.
Having a real pet friendly unit with a fence was wonderful, Saarkie and Lienkie had a wonderful time."


"Great place"

Clinton Long | 24 December 2017

"Great place to unwind and relax. Very friendly and accomodating hosts and loads to do for every age group and interest. "


"A lovely walk along the river accompanied by the dogs from the lodge. Hiking at Cobham"

Brian Dougherty | 27 November 2017

"Great personalised service in a very tranquil and relaxing environment"


"Little Piece of Paradise!"

Taryn Brown | 27 November 2017

"Stunning place, loved the gardens and scenery - will definitely go back again. Owner was very friendly and accomodating"


"The beautiful Scenery"

Clint Cimma | 18 July 2017

"The stay was wonderful. The food was delicious and the staff were very courteous."


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(South Africa) Odette Eloff | 18 January 2016

"WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!"


"Lovely"

(South Africa) Magdel Stucky | 14 July 2015

"We enjoyed our stay at Umzimkulu River Lodge.
Stephen and Lynne are excellent hosts and creates a relaxing atmosphere. We felt welcome and right at home.

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"Excellent"

(South Africa) Sonseirai Van Heerden | 30 May 2015

"we just loved our stay! We loved the Woodlands cottage and the lodge was wonderful. Excellent service and beautiful scenery. Our dogs had the time of their lives aswell. Highly recommended!"


"Beautiful Area, Ufo/alien energy"

(South Africa) Swami Craig | 20 April 2015

"Umzimkulu Lodge has a beautiful , scenic, healthy environment with good service from the owner.

however pygmy cottage is in bad condition and lacks grill/baking cooking facilities. Cottages need major renovation. It was a pleasant stay if you can endure the run down cottages. But we still had..."

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"Umzimkulu Lodge has a beautiful , scenic, healthy environment with good service from the owner.

however pygmy cottage is in bad condition and lacks grill/baking cooking facilities. Cottages need major renovation. It was a pleasant stay if you can endure the run down cottages. But we still had fun and a wonderful time on the river, the walks are amazing - recommended stay if willing to compromise on rustic lodges.
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"Lovely scenery"

(South Africa) logan reddy | 17 June 2014

"Good stay, unbelievable scenery and very good host in Stephen"


"Great area and lovely accomodation"

(South Africa) Dieter Dedekind | 14 April 2013

"We really enjoyed our stay in the pygmy cottage. There is lots to do in the area. The breakfast we had overlooking the river was awesome. Units are well kept and clean."


"Lovely"

(South Africa) Madia Opperman | 26 March 2013

"Lovely place to visit.So peaceful."


"A wonderful and relaxing extended family new year break"

(South Africa) Susan Benvenuti | 4 January 2012

"We spent a wonderful and relaxing family holiday over New Year in Woodland Cottage at the lodge - it was really well set up for a large family group with kids coming and going and lots of people gathered around the table for eating, chatting and playing games. Had great fun tubing down the river an..."

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"We spent a wonderful and relaxing family holiday over New Year in Woodland Cottage at the lodge - it was really well set up for a large family group with kids coming and going and lots of people gathered around the table for eating, chatting and playing games. Had great fun tubing down the river and the kids spent hours riding bikes and playing in the river. A great place to relax and reconnect for a few days. Staff and owners very welcoming and helpful."


"Very enjoyable"

(South Africa) Ronald Schulz | 21 December 2011

"Definitely recommended and we will come again. Our cottage was clean, beds were very comfortable, everything well organised. The whole set-up was well done and our host Stephen was brilliant. "


"Upgrade great"

(South Africa) Philip Gee | 31 October 2011

"We had booked the cottage with a steep stair but my wife was concerned that one of us would fall. The resort kindly upgraded us to the other single accommodation, a beautiful room in an amazing garden. We had a wonderful stay. Our only mistake was going to Underberg for lunch, the Lemon Tree or some..."

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"We had booked the cottage with a steep stair but my wife was concerned that one of us would fall. The resort kindly upgraded us to the other single accommodation, a beautiful room in an amazing garden. We had a wonderful stay. Our only mistake was going to Underberg for lunch, the Lemon Tree or some such, which was awful. Thanks."


"Lovely weekend"

(South Africa) Eric Bodbyl | 10 August 2011

"We spent the long weekend in the Bower Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff and owner are very helpful and pleasant, the food is very good, both breakfasts and dinners, and anything you ask for, they ensure you receive. The accommodation was cosy but comfortably big enough. We had an awesome..."

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"We spent the long weekend in the Bower Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff and owner are very helpful and pleasant, the food is very good, both breakfasts and dinners, and anything you ask for, they ensure you receive. The accommodation was cosy but comfortably big enough. We had an awesome weekend."


"Little gem in the country"

(South Africa) Anne de Chazal | 21 April 2011

"Just back from a fabulous two-night break at Umzimkulu River Lodge. I don't have enough good things to say. A magic location right on the river. Friendly super helpful staff, good, wholesome home cooked meals to order. The list goes on! Highly recommended!"


"Umzimkulu Lodge"

(South Africa) Karin la Grange-Nel | 13 October 2010

"My husband and I stayed at the Pygmy cottage and what a lovely little cottage it was. Although the Drakensberg was very dry and not like we expected it to be, the tranquility was awesome, just what we needed for our holiday. The hosts were extremely friendly and kind. I would definitely recommend th..."

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"My husband and I stayed at the Pygmy cottage and what a lovely little cottage it was. Although the Drakensberg was very dry and not like we expected it to be, the tranquility was awesome, just what we needed for our holiday. The hosts were extremely friendly and kind. I would definitely recommend this resort; we felt at home from day one."


"Umzimkulu River Lodge"

(South Africa) Candace du Bruyn | 23 August 2010

"We spent an evening in Pygmy cottage and absolutely loved it. You truly have a piece of heaven and thank you for sharing it with us. I wish we could have stayed longer but we will be back in December with friends to enjoy it more. Thank you to Nuh and Bongani, you really do go the extra mile and are..."

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"We spent an evening in Pygmy cottage and absolutely loved it. You truly have a piece of heaven and thank you for sharing it with us. I wish we could have stayed longer but we will be back in December with friends to enjoy it more. Thank you to Nuh and Bongani, you really do go the extra mile and are very friendly. I must say we especially loved the cats that curled up on our laps in front of the fire. Really made us feel at home."


"Lovely"

(South Africa) Bernice Bougas | 9 May 2010

"It was lovely and peaceful there with the sound of the river and birds. Perfect place to just relax and unwind. Pygmy cottage (the doll house) was really cute with everything you needed. Thanks Steve. Keep up the good work there. The cats were just as friendly."


"Best time"

(South Africa) Nhlo Ngcobo | 22 February 2010

"I had the best time away from the buzzing of the city; its nice and quiet at night. The rooms are very nice and tidy and its very good for the kids my boys liked it there!"


" It is beautiful!!! "

(South Africa) Marelize Schlemmer | 30 November 2009

"We had a wonderful week at Umzimkulu River Lodge. We recommend the 'tubing', walking along the river and for the kids - the animal farm. Thank you Steve, Lynne, Dawn and John for making our stay so memorable. We'll be back!"


"Tranquil setting on the banks of the Umzimkulu River"

(South Africa) Sue Robertson | 30 November 2009

"An ideal breakaway from the stresses of Gauteng. It was great to arrive in the mist and sit around the cosy log-fire sipping a glass of red wine and sleep with the sound of the mountain stream in the background. We awoke to the lifting mist and calls of a red chested cuckoo and enjoyed the scenic ..."

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"An ideal breakaway from the stresses of Gauteng. It was great to arrive in the mist and sit around the cosy log-fire sipping a glass of red wine and sleep with the sound of the mountain stream in the background. We awoke to the lifting mist and calls of a red chested cuckoo and enjoyed the scenic 4 X 4 drive to the top Sani Pass via Himeville to visit the highest pub in Africa. When back at the lodge relaxed on the rocks in the river, swam and walked the area. Really a nice relaxing weekend. "


"We had a wonderful break. "

(South Africa) Susan Bisello | 11 November 2009

" What I liked most about the lodge was the peace and tranquility. The views are spectacular and the people very friendly."


"RELAXING GETAWAY "

(South Africa) Harvey & Linda Carr | 11 October 2009

"We enjoyed a very relaxing two nights at Umzimkulu River Lodge in the quaint Pygmy Cottage. I enjoyed the trout fishing even though the water was slightly discoloured due to recent rains. The Gorge fishing was particularly exciting."


"Recommended"

(South Africa) Elize van der Westhuizen | 15 September 2009

"We had a wonderful holiday, very relaxing and this is a stunning place"


"Fantastic"

(South Africa) Kris Naidoo | 28 July 2009

"We really enjoyed our short stay a the lodge, Stephen was a really gracious host. Thanks also to Dawn who really made our stay very pleasant.We will be back there again in the spring.

Regards

Kris"


"Recommended"

(South Africa) stan inggs | 13 July 2009

"The stay was very enjoyable. Beautiful surroundings and mountains."


"Umzimkulu River Lodge"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 11 July 2009

"Pied Cottage is beautifully situated and airy, although cold, but the fireplace makes up for this. Very quiet, and good facilities. In winter quite dry and brown, but winter has its own kind of beauty: crisp, white frost in the mornings, lovely sunshine days."


"Absolutely Fabulous!!"

(South Africa) Chantel | 5 December 2016

"We had a relaxing stay. It’s a perfect getaway from city life into a peaceful atmosphere. The river was so nice and quiet. The service was excellent. The staff was friendly and always helpful. I would go back anytime and definitely take the kids with, because it’s a perfect place for children."


"Quite Nice"

(South Africa) brittney | 27 September 2016

"I loved my stay, I even brought my puppy along and the staff there was very friendly. They had no problems with that. The staff are also very helpful in terms of all the activities you can do and my room was warm and comfortable. I liked the fact that they had an electric blanket in the room."


"Priceless "

(South Africa) Abre | 5 June 2016

"This is by far the most amazing experience we had since traveling around South Africa and it all started by RoomsForAfrica the reservations was hassle free and was fast and professional. On arrival at the lodge we where met by the owner who was friendly and really made us feel at home our stay was s..."

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"This is by far the most amazing experience we had since traveling around South Africa and it all started by RoomsForAfrica the reservations was hassle free and was fast and professional. On arrival at the lodge we where met by the owner who was friendly and really made us feel at home our stay was spectacular the apartment we stayed in was basically on the door step of the river and was breath taking the apartment was service daily and the staff was friendly I have already shared my experience with family and friends we will be back soon. "


"Amazing Umzimkulu"

(South Africa) Taryn | 3 May 2016

"Our stay was really great. The little cottage is quaint, and while not modern met all our needs. Our kids had an absolute ball and there is really something for everyone in this little piece of heaven. Steven the manager is great, very welcoming and warm. We are already talking about our next vi..."

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"Our stay was really great. The little cottage is quaint, and while not modern met all our needs. Our kids had an absolute ball and there is really something for everyone in this little piece of heaven. Steven the manager is great, very welcoming and warm. We are already talking about our next visit."


"Absolutely Fantastic Stay"

(South Africa) Gus | 11 April 2016

"We had a truly wonderful time at the Umzimkulu River Lodge. The lodge is located in such a beautiful setting, with the sounds of the flowing river, the beautiful views, combined with a peaceful and tranquil environment. It was the perfect place for relaxing and for taking long walks. The cottages we..."

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"We had a truly wonderful time at the Umzimkulu River Lodge. The lodge is located in such a beautiful setting, with the sounds of the flowing river, the beautiful views, combined with a peaceful and tranquil environment. It was the perfect place for relaxing and for taking long walks. The cottages were really lovely and cosy. The staff were great and very welcoming. We are planning a repeat visit for the very near future!"