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Umnenge Lodge & Charters

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 15 December 2008

Two glorious nights in a glorious place. Can't remember ever staying in a nicer, more luxurious accomodation than the King Shaka suite. The most comfortable bed in the world. Loved the African style and colours - very tasteful. And the peace and quiet - it's nicer listening to whales than cars. All this, and as a bonus the friendliest hosts...

Thank Netsman
West Wales
Reviewed 9 December 2008

We stayed at Unmenge Lodge for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The room (& bathroom) was great, the location great & the food was excellent. Richard & Mary could not have been more accommodating. Finally, Jessica the alsation (not allowed in the house) must be one of the best hostesses in the canine world. She was always friendly...

Thank swallowfollowers
Reviewed 28 November 2008

We had a stunning time staying at Umnene Lodge this November, even we had unfortunately just one night. The lodge is very new and nicely decorated to every authentic African detail. Breakfast is excellent, especially the home made bred! The great and warm hospitality of Mary and Richard will never been forgotten. We come back soon to this exceptional place...

Thank Silver-Cloud-65
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 16 November 2008

We have recently returned from a wonderful stay at Umnenge Lodge. The owners built the lodge themselves and their attention to detail is clearly reflected in the rooms, which are extremely stylish and comfortable. We were woken to the sound of whales blowing outside our room each morning - and a wonderful view of the ocean from our balcony. The...

Thank MungoNairobi_Kenya
Sussex, England
Reviewed 2 November 2008

We have stayed in De Kelders before as it's a fantasic place to spot whales - much quieter than Hermanus, which is on the other side of the bay. This was our first stay at Umnenge Lodge, and I think this is the first Trip Advisor review as the place has only been open a few months. We could not...

Thank bandf
Reviewed 28 October 2008

This place is amazing! We arrived in Gansbaai late one evening (about 9:30), hoping to get some cage diving arranged for the following day. We drove through town and out the other side before we realised we'd arrived, and couldn't see any guest houses on the main road, so we stopped at a restaurant called Tolbos, and asked for advice....

Thank mangochic
Reviewed 27 October 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Umnenge Lodge in October and it was honestly the highlight of our trip to South Africa. We saw and heard dozens of whales from our bedroom, which were swimming literally only a few meters from land. Our bedroom was five-star worthy (bed and bathroom especially) and the hospitality was by far the best...

Thank Davidf0123
Reviewed 9 October 2008

WOW what a fantastic lodge. We had an awesome stay here. The decor throughout the lodge is stunning. The rooms and bathrooms are five star and the views from the bedroom are breathtaking, you literally have the whales on your doorstep. The food was out of this world and the hosts Richard and Mary are the perfect hosts, nothing was...

Thank baboonsboulders
Reviewed 7 August 2008

Umnenge Lodge is simply a fantastic place to stay and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The rooms are very luxurious, spacious and finished with a lavish African feel. A nice touch was binoculars in my room – perfect as Southern Right Whales can be regularly seen from the coast below. My bathroom was lovely – a real spoil, it...

Thank DomL

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Umnenge is a family friendly luxury African lodge situated on the rugged cliffs of De Kelders near Gansbaai in South Africa. Umnenge Lodge is a member of Guest House Association South Africa and has received 4 Stars from the Tourism Council South Africa. "Umnenge" is a Xhosa expression meaning 'whale in the bay' and refers to the Southern Right Whale which can be seen from Umnenge Lodge, frolicking in the waters of Walker bay from June to January. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umnenge Lodge & Charters

Address: 1 Eden &15 & 17 Smuts Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: $69 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Umnenge Lodge & Charters 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“All the rooms overlook the sea, so no problem. Ask Mary to make you a booking for dinner, she know all the best restaurants!”
184pieters, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
“If the quality of a place is judged by the bathroom then Umnenge Lodge is 6 star!”
derekandsabine, 20 Oct 2012 | Read review
“A very good room with a sea view,it's possible to see some whales from the room!”
seb181, 4 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Take the family room, it has the biggest terracce.”
492PaulA, 1 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Klooks at Home Restaurant. Richard & Mary will probably recommend, had a amazing food in a chilled out, well decorated family run restaurant....superb!!”
nho02, 29 Dec 2011 | Read review
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