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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 March 2016

As I was looking for a bush holiday in KZN, I stumbled upon this establishment. Its location is great,nice and peaceful. This rustic looking lodge was very clean inside, friendly staff but they should consider investing on a backup generator as on two occasions we had blackouts and waited a while on the second day, in the dark. This is...

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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Poor service. Arrives for valentines weekend. Promised for sat but no dinner on first nyt. Poor acquaintance if the hotel and amenities available. No 2 pin plug. No ice and no notice if dinner not available wen u arrive even though not self catering. Wish more from the stay based.on the pics.

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1Thank Rivesh M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is a place we all wish we could have called home by the river and the sea. The best of both worlds and yes just of the main roads and total bliss from the noise and madness of people and society. The simple and rustic accommodation offers everything you could want. This is not for the snobby or "...

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Thank Jacques C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We really enjoyed our two night stay at the lodge. When we arrived we were welcomed by a very friendly lady. The room was big enough and very neat. The yard is well taken care of. Make sure you buy your food and drinks before you get there as the bar is closed. Breakfast and coffee yummy. I would definately...

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Thank tangy141
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at the river lodge. Pricing was R2500 for 2 nights including breakfast. Upon arrival we were hardly greeted by staff. The guy who checked us in didnt introduce himself. Didnt bother letting us know what facilities were available. Didnt bother explaining when breakfast would be. The rooms were adequate and spacious. But the tv had...

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Thank nadined1983
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our 2 night stay at the lodge purchased by way of a groupon voucher. The location is beautiful and wonderfully peaceful. The lodge itself is rustic but sufficient nontheless. The grounds are well kept with a nice pool and plenty of space for our 2 year old to play, as well as a seesaw and trampoline. Breakfast was yummy...

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Thank Ashina R
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We were convinced that Umtamvuna would be a magical wedding venue, the photographs look amazing, but when we drove through the gate my heart sank. We thought we were at a backpackers, not a wedding venue with a huge venue hire fee. The location is beautiful but the lodge needs serious maintenance, it is way beyond "rustic". It is definitely...

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3Thank anjedeklerk
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We recently spent a weekend at Umtamvuna as we were attending a wedding there. As a wedding venue it was awesome. The staff were organized and accommodating, the rooms were spacious, and the venue was simply breathtaking. Very much recommended!

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Thank Pascale D
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 20 May 2014

This rustic riverside setting is idyllic for a romantic getaway. And its proximity to the Natal south coast attractions and the Wild Coast Sun across the river makes it a great base. The breakfasts are also generous and delicious with a nice variety. Yet we were disappointed with the customer service - there was no dedicated staff member on the...

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2Thank moozle
Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

We started planning our wedding a year & a half ago. We looked at a few places & made appointments. Umtamvuna was the first place we went to and we didn't look any further!! To say that the setting is spectacular is an understatement!! It took out breath away!! Very quaint, quirky & rustic! I believe that they can do...

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Address: Lot 80 Holiday Rd | Banners Rest, Port Edward, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Port Edward
Price Range: $92 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Choose a room away from the restaurant as there is a lot of traffic and staff walking and talking during the day and that is disturbing.”
 of 5 bubbles ThuleN, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Tranquil Gems all round”
 of 5 bubbles jacquesc667, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“None...they are all close together and overlook the either the parking area, the pool or the boat house.”
 of 5 bubbles anjedeklerk, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Trust the venue. Go with their suggestions. James Carlson, photographer, videography and DJ, is brilliant. The local caterers know the kitchen and are great.”
 of 5 bubbles THW03, 27 Dec 2013 | Read review
“No comment.”
 of 5 bubbles 651trevorc, 23 Sep 2013 | Read review
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