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Gillitts, South Africa
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Great stay in beautiful surrounds with great pub and restaurant facilities. Food was very good and affordable and Steven was a very accommodating host. Recommended for any getaway and will certainly stay again.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place , area, accommodation and services was excellent. Rooms and kitchen utensils was up superior standard. Will definitely revisit the place again, and Advise others of this place. Ideal for large families.

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Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super weekend spent celebrating a friend's birthdayIt was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We will definitely return there and stay for a while longer next time. I might consider taking the bikes to do some exploring!

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Thank debbiegS8359LG
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We (two kids and two adults) stayed three nights at Umzikuku. What we liked was the beautiful river location, dinner with view of river, the relaxed atmosphere created by the owners, kids could run around on their own, using playground and play with the dogs and cats. To score 5 cottages should have been in nicer condition with better light...

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Thank Texel78
Huntington
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The pictures really didn't do this justice. The setting is so serene, and the cabin itself is simply perfect. Five bedrooms leading off the huge living area is a terrific arrangement, and we really enjoyed the deck looking over the river. It was the perfect setting for old friends to meet up and spend a relaxing time together.

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Thank Steve D
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The time spent at the lodge was excellent. From the time we arrived Steve and Lynne went out of their way to ensure everything was in order. Any request was immediately attended to and done with a smile despite the time of day. A really enjoyable stay.

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Thank Michael P
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The stay in Mangrove Cottage with its old world charm was very pleasant. The restaurant is well worth a visit and the Oxtail and Chocolate Brownies are outstanding. Wonderful stay with picturesque views - the gorge is beautiful and unspoilt.

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Thank 12belindav
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We spent two great nights here on either side of an overnight Sani Pass tour. Lynne and Stephen were kind enough to let us keep our suitcases here and only take an overnight pack up to Sani Pass. Thank goodness as there would not have been room on the 4x4 that picked us up. The food was great, and the...

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Thank myronr613
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Very friendly staff and management. Arriving late, it was still possible to obtain a meal although kitchen was already closed. The surroundings were very nice and there is lots of exploring to be done . The lodge was very spacious.

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Thank 370ulyssesh
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lovely weekend away with my family. Units were comfortable. Staff friendly. Thank you for the weekend in your lodge which is close to all the amenities in Underberg. Will be back to stay again. xxxxxxx

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Umzimkulu River Lodge offers serviced, DB&B, B&B or Self catering accommodation on one of the most picturesque bends of the Umzimkulu River in the Southern Drakensburg. We are situated 2 hours from DBN and 6 hrs from Johannesburg in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. Our peaceful valley resort which is 22km out of Underberg provides the perfect location for a retreat from city life. Here’s your chance to rest and listen to the river and the sounds of nature or spend some wholesome outdoor time with your family. Families love it for the unhurried old world country atmosphere with days spent picnicking under the huge oaks on the river island, boulder hopping in Thrombosis Gorge or just “messing about in boats”. Honeymooners revel in the privacy of a luxurious suite and private deck just meters from the river bank.Fishermen love it for the unrivalled opportunities to catch rainbow trout along our 2.5km stretch of river. Come and experience restoration of body and soul in truly lovely surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umzimkulu River Lodge

Address: Coleford Road | Kwa Zulu Natal, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Price Range: $49 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Umzimkulu River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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