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About Umtamvuna River Lodge

Nestled at the foot of a mountain, in the heart of the nature reserve and on the banks of the Umtamvuna River, you will discover a lodge of leisure. With its sub-tropical gardens, soothing sounds of water falling from the edge of the cliffs and the majestic call of the fish eagle, you find yourself lost in an unhurried tranquility that soon dispels the tensions and stress of every day life.

The pool terrace and cocktail bar, on stilts alongside the river, compliment the rustic ambience of the lodge. The lodge offers accommodation in eight comfortable air-conditioned and heated en-suite double, twin or single rooms. Each room has a flat-screen LCD TV, selected DStv and a private balcony which provides the opportunity to relax at sundown while taking in the views of the river and surrounding mountains.

The gardens and private river beach make for a perfect playground and place for children to explore as well as for Bubba, our Vietnamese pot-bellied pig. He roams the property freely and loves a game of "footie" with the kids. There are many activities that both the lodge and surrounding attractions have to offer.

Umtamvuna River Lodge is also South Africa’s premier wakeboarding venue and home to some of the best pro wakeboarders South Africa and Europe has to offer.

Beginners and professionals can wakeboard in warm tropical conditions year-round on the flat water behind a Mastercraft X-star with personal instruction by Kevin Dry and other top international pro wakeboarders. This is where the South African section of Oakleys "Push Process" was filmed. If you are a boardrider who loves surfing uncrowded surf spots in boardshorts and wakeboarding behind a big wake on protected, flat, warm water, you have just found heaven.

Umtamvuna will leave you with beautiful memories that linger long after everyone has departed.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Romantic
  • Air conditioning
  • Fridge
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Italian
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • Garden View Garden View Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 King size bed/twin singles with Cotton Percale linen. En-suite bathroom with a shower & bath. Sofa /Sleeper couch, mini... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Balcony/patio, Garden views see more King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Swimming pool views
    • Rooms Adults
      • River View Rooms Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 King size bed/twin singles with Cotton Percale linen. En-suite bathroom with a shower & bath. Sofa /Sleeper couch, mini... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • Family Suite Family Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Our Family Suite is a 2 bedroom unit. The main room is a air-conditioned large en-suite room with tv lounge area, as... see more
            • Adults

              Reviews for Umtamvuna River Lodge

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              nikwe sazi
              15 January 2015

              The minute you enter, you know you will have the best time of your life!! Great place with breath taking views, peaceful yet a lot of things to do, smiley faces on their staff! Might just go there to wed next year! Great experience.

              MIRIAM MAHARAJ, South Africa
              04 November 2013

              Not the best. Sorry expected more.

              ida Kapp, South Africa
              09 January 2013

              We really enjoyed staying at Umtamvuna River Lodge and will go back.Very relaxed atmosphere and the people are great!

              Robyn Mellett, South Africa
              09 November 2011

              It was our anniversary weekend and a lovely, quiet venue where we could relax.

              Mr Beningfield
              01 August 2011

              Our one night stay at Umtamvuna River Lodge was very pleasant. The scenery is beautiful and obviously in summer there would be lots to do. The rooms are nicely fitted and very comfortable.

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              Umtamvuna River Lodge is 3.5km from the centre of Port Edward , the nearest airport 28.9km (Margate Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling