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Umzimkulu River Lodge

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Pied Unit B | View from room
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Pygmy Cottage | Balcony

Overview of Umzimkulu River Lodge

Umzimkulu River Lodge

3.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Underberg with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very good

29 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchenette
  • Lounge area
  • Refrigerator
Coleford Road, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, 3257
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • In-room childcare
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchenette
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 174 min drive


  • Lemon Tree Bistro - 3 min drive
  • Mike's Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • The Grind Cafe & Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • The Rose & Quail - 9 min drive
  • The Olde Duck - 9 min drive

About this property

Umzimkulu River Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Underberg with a stay at Umzimkulu River Lodge. The coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the seasonal outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A children's pool and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travellers.


Afrikaans, English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets stay for free
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Golf lessons
  • Mini golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (60 square feet)


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 8 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1945
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Garden
  • Fireplace
  • Separate sitting area

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 28.00 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Umzimkulu River Lodge Underberg
Umzimkulu River Lodge
Umzimkulu River Underberg
Umzimkulu River
Umzimkulu River Lodge Hotel
Umzimkulu River Lodge Underberg
Umzimkulu River Lodge Hotel Underberg

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Umzimkulu River Lodge?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Umzimkulu River Lodge?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Umzimkulu River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Umzimkulu River Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at Umzimkulu River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, mountain biking and rowing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Umzimkulu River Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Lemon Tree Bistro (2.1 mi), Mike's Restaurant (2.3 mi) and The Grind Cafe & Restaurant (2.4 mi).
Does Umzimkulu River Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a fridge and a microwave.
Does Umzimkulu River Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio and a garden.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Back to high level
Beautiful view, peaceful environment, well equipped cabin. I’ve reviewed this facility before and it was unfortunately not positive; but I was pleasantly surprised this time!
1-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Not happy. Please add to the description that it is definitely NOT disabled friendly and not a 3star Hotel!!
Anita, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Beautiful property but cottage needs facelift
Beautiful property and area. Pygmy Cottage needs a facelift though! Some areas of tiles cracked, grout dirty, paint peeling, cornices pulling away and generally just run-down and in need of a make-over.
1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great views, super hosts.
Super place, amazing owners, food was Devine and we had a very restful time. Only drawback was the steep staircase, a bit difficult to manover at our age (55+) but the rest was amazing. Definitely will go back.
Antonio, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A haven from the grind of long travel
We are on a rather long stay in southern Africa, which means staying in many types of lodging. This place was like a sanctuary from the hotel grind. The owners are warm and welcoming, the site is absolutely beautiful, and it has all the amenities we needed. Too bad we were only there one night because this lodge could serve as a virtual retreat from the stress of travel. We would have enjoyed more time simply to sit outside and watch and listen to the river flow.
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely cottage
Welcoming hosts, excellent service
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed our stay, very relaxing, will go again.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved every minute
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic Weekend Away
It was absolutely fantastic. The owners and staff were friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be returning there.
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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