Drakensberg Accommodation at Umzimkulu River Lodge, Self Catering in Underberg
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  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests34
  • Rooms/Units8
  • Minimum Stay1-7 Nights

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Umzimkulu River Lodge is a highly recommended property for self catering in Underberg for tourists visiting the Drakensberg region.

About Umzimkulu River Lodge

Umzimkulu River Lodge offers serviced Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering accommodation on one of the most beautiful bends of the Umzimkulu River in the Southern Drakensberg. Umzimkulu River Lodge is just two hours from Durban and six hours from Johannesburg in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.

Accommodation

The comfortable self catering cottages are set along the river bank, each with their own log fires, BBQ facilities and beautiful country vistas. The cottages are nicely spaced for peace and privacy.

Please see the individual unit descriptions with photographs below, to assist you with your choice.

Dining

We have a set dinner menu with an option of two mains daily and several desserts to choose from. We also have an a la carte breakfast menu and a pub lunch menu if you prefer to leave the cooking to us!

Attractions and Activities

Activities include: trout fishing, small Bass dam, adventure playground, animal farm, walks, birding, Quad bike trails, horse riding and river rafting nearby.

Fishing
Fishermen enjoy the unrivalled opportunities to catch rainbow trout along our 2.5km stretch of the Umzimkulu. Should the river conditions be unfavorable, there is a trophy dam on our neighbouring farm available to our guests - booking essential. The rivers are open from from September to end May every year. Dams are however open for year round fishing enjoyment.

Canoeing & Tubing
Canoes, paddles and tubes are available to our guests for hire. Tubing is a favorite summer activity. Guests are dropped off about 5km upriver and tube back to the lodge.

Please Note

There is sporadic cell phone signal.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Video player

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

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

Transfers

  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

The Bower is a free-standing, thatched cottage with a private garden and deck with beautiful views located just ten metres from the river bank. The cottage is furnished with an Oak King-size bed canopy bed. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a large bath tub and shower, hand basin and WC. There is a kitchenette, log fire and BBQ facilities.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: ; over 13 years treated as adults

The Giant Cabin is a secluded log home with two en-suite double bedrooms, one en-suite twin teen-pad with a separate entrance and three twin rooms with additional 2.5 bathrooms (sleeps twelve guests in total). There is a fully equipped kitchen, open plan lounge and dining area, beautiful views, huge entertainment deck with BBQ facilities and a gas fireplace.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 12 guests (max 12 adults)
Children: from 0-13 years are allowed; over 13 years treated as adults

Woodland Cottage - Pet Friendly

Woodland Cottage is a free standing cottage with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs (a full en-suite bathroom with bath tub, shower, hand basins and toilet and the other with a shower and toilet). There is an additional single bed on the landing. There is an open plan kitchen / diner, a lounge area with log fire and an additional bathroom. Covered veranda with BBQ facilities.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 7 guests (max 7 adults)
Children: from 0-13 years are allowed; over 13 years treated as adults

Pygmy Cottage

Pygmy Cottage is a free standing double story unit with a steep staircase into a double en-suite loft bedroom furnished with a double bed. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower, hand basin and WC. There is a kitchenette, small dining and sitting area, log fire, balcony off bedroom and deck downstairs with lovely views and BBQ facility.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: ; over 13 years treated as adults

Pied Cottage Unit A

Pied Cottage Unit A is a double storey semi-detached cottage with double en-suite bedroom located upstairs. The bedroom is furnished with a King-size bed. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a large bath tub and shower, hand basin and toilet. Please note that the staircase is fairly steep. There is a kitchenette, lounge and dining area with log fire, private veranda with BBQ facilities and beautiful views.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: ; over 13 years treated as adults

Pied Cottage Unit B

Pied Cottage Unit B is a double storey semi-detached cottage with double en-suite bedroom located upstairs. (There is a spiral staircase leading to the bedroom). The bedroom is furnished with a King-size bed. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a large bath tub and shower, hand basin and toilet. There is a kitchenette, lounge and dining area with log fire, private veranda with BBQ facilities and beautiful views.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: ; over 13 years treated as adults

Mangrove Cottage - Pet Friendly

Mangrove Cottage is a two-bedroom cottage with one bathroom. The first bedroom is furnished with a double bed. The second bedroom is furnished with two single beds. The bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower, hand basin and WC. There is a bedsitter for a fifth guest. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and an open plan living area with log fire, covered veranda with BBQ facilities. Finally there is a fenced garden for pets.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 5 adults)
Children: from 0-13 years are allowed; over 13 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

14 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We will definitely visit again

December 2020

Susan M. (Amanzimtoti)

Verified reviewexcellent

The lodge itself was exceptional and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I loved it ... its very peaceful

September 2019

Philile M. (Durban)

Need to Know

Response timeUmzimkulu River Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Pietermaritzburg Airport - 130km
Durban International - 230km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h30

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since April 2009

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