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

Rain Farm Game and Lodge

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

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 Tent:
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 Unit:
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.

Riverside Farmhouse:
The three adjacent farmhouses 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.

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.


Break away from the hustle and bustle and get down to business in tranquil wildlife surroundings. With various packages to choose from Rain Farm is able to cater to your unique needs ensuring a successful and pleasant conference experience.

All our packages include standard equipment as well as conference room set up. We offer a number of breakaway rooms and have additional equipment available for you to hire.


A stunningly beautiful location for your wedding, it boasts an intimate and magical experience. This sublime venue has its very own stone chapel, flanked by the beautiful views around the farm, ideal for couples to exchange their vows. A horse-drawn carriage offers the perfect "fairy-tale" entrance on your special day. The farm surroundings create a picture perfect backdrop for photography, offering anything simple, like the stunning dams, to shots on a game drive with animals such as zebra and giraffe making an appearance.

Celebrate your "moment" in the Boma with its ethnic feel or the main hall and terrace with its breath-taking view of the rock feature pool glistening with ambiance under the night sky, whilst enjoying a delicious gourmet meal or buffet and a selection of mouth-watering decadent desserts.

Spend your special night in the romantic honey moon suite equipped with its own Jacuzzi and fireplace, or treat your guests and family to a stay in either a lovely tree top tent or the main farmhouse complex which can accommodate up to twelve people. Every couple dreams of having a perfect, memorable wedding and Rain Farm Game and Lodge is an idyllic venue making all dreams come true.


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)

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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


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Chapel
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Disabled equipped
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Stage
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly

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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