Rain Farm Game and Lodge Umhlali Guest House Accommodation, Dolphin Coast

Rain Farm Game and Lodge

Game Lodge at F9 Rain Farm, Esenembe Road, Umhlali, 4390, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests36
  • Units/Rooms15

About Rain Farm Game and Lodge

Rain Farm Game and Lodge, a 300 hectare wildlife sanctuary is located just 15 minutes inland from Ballito, tucked away between rolling hills and sugar cane fields. You will have the opportunity to spot animals such as zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and antelope or perhaps go on a game drive or bush walk with experienced and professional rangers.


All accommodation, apart from the tree top tents, is fully equipped for self catering. There is also a restaurant at the lodge which is open seven days a week, should you not feel like cooking!

Luxury River Side Tents:
There are six luxury tents overlook the Umhlali River. Each tent has a Victorian bath, shower, basin and toilet as well as a tea and coffee station with a refrigerator, private veranda, electronic safe, hair dryer and free standing fan.

Luxury Dam Facing Units:
Hartebeest, Springbuck and Eland overlook the beautiful top dam. Accommodating two guests the units each have an open plan bedroom with kitchenette off the bedroom, a bathroom with a wash basin, spa bath and shower, a toilet and their very own private balcony overlooking the dam.

Falcon, Hornbill and Fish Eagle are our newer units and each have an open plan bedroom with kitchenette off the bedroom, a bathroom with a wash basin, spa bath and outdoor shower and toilet. The units have a flat screen TV’s and DStv. Each unit has a lovely outside braai area that overlooks our small dam, which is also the favourite path for our group of giraffe to wander past.

Waterbuck unit sleeps up to four guests and is fully equipped self-catering timber cabin soaks up the tranquility of the beautiful farm surroundings and can accommodate up to 4 guests. There are two bedrooms each sleeping two guests, with built in ceiling fans. There is one indoor shower and two toilets, a bar, lounge and dining area, outdoor shower and spa bath, an open jetty as well as its own private island with a bridge that connects it to the cabin.

Riverside Farmhouses:
The three adjacent farmhouses (Duiker, Warthog and Ostrich) are ideally situated in front of the river, making for a peaceful experience. These units are perfect for larger groups as they are in close proximity to one another or each can be booked out separately.

Wildebeest Rondavel:
A great option for family groups of up to eight guests. This fully equipped, air conditioned, self-catering thatched rondaval has a lovely open loft room which sleeps four guests as well as two bedrooms downstairs (one room en-suite with its own air conditioning unit), each sleeping two guests with a separate bathroom between the downstairs bedrooms. The open plan kitchen and lounge area lead into a small intimate indoor bar / entertainment area which leads onto the large balcony overlooking the rolling grassland in the distance and an outdoor entertainment area equipped with a built in braai and fire pit.

Zebra - Honeymoon Suite:
This two sleeper thatched rondaval is the ultimate honeymoon suite. It has it's very own private Jacuzzi, fireplace, plasma screen TV, full DStv bouquet, air conditioning, an enchanting outdoor shower as well as a stone bath with an overhead shower.

Giraffe - Six Sleeper:
The Giraffe Farm House is idyllically situated looking out onto our second dam, this makes for breath taking views in the morning with an abundance of wildlife activity. The farm house is ideal for a family as it sleeps six, has a full kitchen, lounge with TV (including DSTV), a rim flow plunge pool, two main bedrooms which are air-conditioned and an upstairs loft.

Breakfast & Dining

With our Restaurant carefully situated over our rock feature pool and overlooking the Farm we are able to offer not only magical scenery but delightful tastes as well.

We aim to serve wholesome family food along with warm and friendly service. Our Chefs whom have travelled to various parts of the world aim to bring their different experiences with food to the Menu. Resulting in a wide selection of fresh and tasty, locally sourced produce.


Rain Farm offers various activities such as:
• Game Drives (for all ages)
• Trailed Walks (for all ages)
• Pellet Gun Shooting (for ages 15+)
• Family Picnic for 4 (for all ages)
• Swimming Poll (for all ages)
• Miniature Golf (for all ages)
• Children's Playground (for ages 0-13)

More / Rooms & Rates / Reviews / Map & Directions / Booking Enquiry

Find out more about Umhlali or view things to do in Dolphin Coast. Please let us know how you enjoyed your stay by leaving a review.


In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Concierge
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.466352
Longitude: 31.081522

Closest airport(s)
King Shaka International - 25.5km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on SA-Venues.com
August 2014 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

We had a short but fantastic stay at Rain Farm. We stayed in a luxury tent and it really WAS luxurious - not really fair to call it a tent! Incredible...

Rosemary Hall, Oxford, UK

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