Umzimkulu River Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Underberg

Umzimkulu River Lodge
A 38ha adventure playground set on a spectacular bend of the Umzimkulu River. A stocked 2ha dam and 2,5km of river which culminates in Thrombosis gorge rated as one of the best stretches of fly fishing and kayaking rivers in South Africa.

Activities include canoeing, tubing, table tennis, pool table, walking, trampoline, jungle gym, a volley ball court and a charming animal farm. DStv is available in our communal TV lounge.


Malachite is a free standing thatched cottage. It consists of 2 bedrooms, (either 2 single beds or king beds according to your preference), 1 bathroom with bath only and lounge/dining area with a log fire. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob and oven, microwave, fridge and all the necessary cutlery & crockery. It also has its own deck with views of the river and its own braai facility.

Mangrove is a free standing thatched cottage ideal for a family of 5. It is situated 200m away from any other buildings and offers excellent privacy. It consists of 2 bedrooms (2 single beds or a king beds according to your preference), 1 bathroom with bath and shower, open plan lounge/dining area with log fire and single day bed in a nook off the dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob and oven, microwave, fridge and all the necessary cutlery & crockery. It also has its own veranda views of the river and its own braai facility. The cottage is fenced and is a pet friendly unit.


The Bower is a free standing thatched unit set away from the family accommodation with its own private entrance through a rose covered pergola. Within the room there is an extra length king size oak canopy bed, 2 arm chairs in front of the log fire. The kitchenette has a gas hob, fridge, microwave and all the necessary cutlery & crockery. The bathroom is made for two with a huge corner bath and a twin shower. The Bower has its own braai facilities and a private deck with loungers just 10m from the river.


Semi-detached 2 sleeper unit with double en suite room upstairs, beautiful views of the river from your bed, bathroom built for two with a large tub and twin shower. Downstairs – open plan kitchenette, lounge (with log fire) and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric two plate mini stove/oven, microwave and fridge/freezer and open-plan dining area has double doors opening out onto the verandah with gorgeous views and braai facilities.


Free standing, double story unit nestled in the trees. Pygmy has a steep stairway leading to the double en suite loft room and is only suited to able bodied couples! There is an upstairs balcony overlooking the gardens and river. The bathroom has a shower only. Downstairs there is an open plan kitchenette with a gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. The dining/lounge area (with log fire), lead out onto a deck with braai facilities.


Woodland is a free standing double storey house set about 150m away from any other buildings. It is ideal for a maximum of 6 adults and 4 children. It offers excellent privacy, comfortable accommodation, and beautiful views. It has its own access down onto rolling lawn and the river island beyond. Upstairs It sleeps 8 upstairs with 1 double en suite room (bath and shower), an additional double room, a twin room additional bathroom and a bunk bed on the landing and another bathroom with shower. Downstairs It sleeps 2 downstairs with a bed-sitter tucked into a corner of the lounge. The bed-sitter is a wrought iron framed single bed with a single bed which pulls out from below. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas hob and oven, microwave and fridge/freezer and open plan dining area with double doors out onto the veranda, 1 additional bathroom. The lounge has a log fire and double doors out onto the covered veranda. The private garden and veranda have braai facilities and beautiful views.


Up market, secluded, sumptuous, spacious log home with 2 double en suite rooms, 3 twin rooms which share a separate toilet, separate shower and another full bathroom with bath, another en suite twin room with separate entrance. Huge living/entertainment area - open plan fully equipped kitchen, lounge with bar and 2 gas fireplaces, dining room opening onto the massive covered veranda (with braai facilities) overlooking the river. Huge level grassed garden with, Jungle gym, water slide and swings for your private use.

Underberg Activities - To Do

  • 4x4 adventure up the Sani Pass (Passports Essential)
  • Horse Riding on neighbouring farm
  • Hang Gliding flights
  • Wild Flower, Nature, rock art & bushman paintings guided hikes

Onsite Facilities And Features

  • DSTV in communal area
  • DSTV in communal area (bring card)
  • babysitting service
  • bar fridge
  • bar/cocktail lounge
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • conference venue onsite
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • horse riding onsite
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • private entrance
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • restaurant onsite
  • rock art (less than 20km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area
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