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    8/8 - Duiker Chalet - fully equipped kitchen
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Location & Contact Details
Address:32a Bend Road, Umtentweni, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact:Charlotte Whitaker
Tel:+27-39-6951065
Fax:+27-86-6218467
Cell:+27-83-6663941

Payment Methods
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • Sorry, Credit cards not accepted Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • English
Bed Configuration
  • Duiker Chalet (Sleeps 10) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - double, bunk
    • Room 4 - double sleeper couch
  • Eagle Lodge (Sleeps 8) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - single, single
    • Room 4 - double sleeper couch
  • Loerie Lodge (Sleeps 8) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - single, single
    • Room 4 - double sleeper couch
  • Mongoose Cottage (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - single, single
Special Categories
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodation
    The following apply
     Can bring own fishing equipment
     Catch and release

  • Pet Friendly Accommodation
    The following apply
     Small dogs
     Big dogs

  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodation
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
     Yes

  • Wheelchair Friendly Accommodation
    For every 25 parking bays, at least one should be 3500mm wide
    no information

    The following apply
     Ramps provided in close proximity to stairs
     Textured surfaces, such as roughened finishes, on all ramps, stairways and main circulation paths
     Route surface firm and even – surface should be hard with no gravel or cobble type finishes
     Clear unobstructed routes provided throughout the facility
     All areas well and evenly lit
     Door handles in the area located at a height of between 120cm – 80cm
     Fixed slip-resistant floor surface. Wooden floors, tiles or close pile carpet no higher than 13mm
     Re-positioning of furniture, and other obstructions in the room to meet guest requirements
     Floors should be level. If a difference in level is unavoidable this should not exceed a 1.3cm difference

    Minimum unobstructed space infront of doors
     A minimum of 90cm x 120cm

    Size of all door openings, when measured in the 90-degree open position
     Minimum of 76cm wide

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Last updated on 18 Mar, 2021.
Listed on WhereToStay.co.za for 16 years

Riverbend Chalets is situated approximately 2kms from the beach in Port Shepstone and 120kms from Durban. Perfect for family holidays and quiet get-aways and you can bring your dog too.

Riverbend comprises a smallholding of 5,2ha in extent. The property borders on the Umtentweni River with a long stretch of river frontage.

Duiker Chalet (Wooden house) 32a Bend Road, Umtentweni

Accommodates 6 to 10 guests. Master bedroom with 1 double bed, bathroom en suite and walk-in-cupboard. Second bedroom with 2 single beds. Third bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed with adjoining 3rd bathroom with shower. This is situated below the deck (verandah), access is from outside - see pictures There is a double sleeper couch in the lounge. Second bathroom has toilet, basin and bath. Utility room adjoining on to 3rd bedroom with sink. Kitchen is open plan and fully equipped with stove and microwave, etc. Lounge and dining area are open plan. DStv compact bouquet present. CD / DVD present. Fireplace (provide own wood) Wide deep veranda with wonderful valley view. Birdlife spectacular. Separate entrance and double carport. Fully fenced, private and secure. (within electric fenced area) Pets welcome. All rooms have ceiling fans. Serviced everyday except Sunday and public holidays. Linen and bath towels provided.

Mongoose Cottage(Conventional house) 32b Bend Road, Umtentweni

Accommodates 4 to 6 guests. One master bedroom with a double bed and one other bedroom with 2 single beds. There is one double sleeper couch in the lounge. Linen and bath towels provided. One bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. Kitchenette is fully equipped with stove, microwave, etc. The lounge and dining area are open plan. DStv compact bouquet present. CD / DVD player present. Long, deep veranda with spectacular view across the Umtentweni River. Fish Eagles nesting across river. Separate entrance and single carport with room for trailer. All rooms have ceiling fans. Serviced everyday except Sunday and public holidays. Linen and bath towels provided.

Eagle Lodge (Wooden house) 20 Eagle Road, Umtentweni

Accommodates 6 to 8 guests. Master bedroom with 1 double bed, bathroom en suite and walk-in-cupboard. Second bedroom with 2 single beds. Third bedroom with 2 single beds. There is a double sleeper couch in the lounge. Second bathroom has toilet, basin and bath. Kitchen is open plan and fully equipped with stove and microwave etc. Lounge and dining area are open plan. DStv compact bouquet present. CD/DVD present. Deep veranda with wonderful valley view. Birdlife spectacular. Separate entrance and double carport under house. Fully secure with electric fence. Pets welcome All rooms have ceiling fans. Serviced every day except Sunday and public holidays. Linen and bath towels provided.

Loerie Lodge (Wooden house) 20b Eagle Road, Umtentweni

Accommodates 6 to 8 guests. Master bedroom with 1 double bed, bathroom en suite. Second bedroom with 2 single beds. Third bedroom with 2 single beds. There is a double sleeper couch in the lounge. Second bathroom has toilet, basin and bath and a shower. Kitchen is open plan and fully equipped with electric stove, gas hob and microwave etc. Lounge and dining area are open plan. DStv compact bouquet present. CD/DVD present. Deep veranda with wonderful valley view including a view of the dam. Birdlife spectacular. Separate entrance and double carport. Fully secure with electric fence. Pets welcome. All rooms have ceiling fans. Serviced every day except Sunday and public holidays. Linen and bath towels provided.

What To Do:

On Riverbend


Our visitors are able to experience the quiet pleasures of the south coast wildlife within our twelve acres with its' lush terrain and scenic views.

Birding: paths winding amid coastal bush give excellent bird viewing.

Tree Spotting: KwaZulu-Natal has over 750 species of indigenous trees. Home to nearly 75% of South Africa's tree species

Butterflies: the majority of South Africa's over 800 species of butterflies are found in KwaZulu-Natal. We have many of the host plants right here and on sunny days butterflies abound.

Fishing: a smallish dam on the property has tilapia (bream) and is suitable for children to fish. The Tweni River has mullet which may be found in deep pools in the river.

Canoeing: Tweni River is a slow-moving river and is, at our level being close to the sea, brackish. The water level is affected by the river mouth opening/closing. During a rainy summer the river mouth is often washed away, but during the dry winter months it tends to stay high. We have 4 two man canoes available for hire. Paddle upstream and discover the mysteries of the River.

Walking: there are a number trails in and around Riverbend.

Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Birdlife South Africa - Birder Friendly
  • KwaZulu Natal Tourism Board Member
Facilities
  • Boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • Boat / marine slipway onsite
  • Car hire (less than 20km)
  • Exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • Fishing onsite
  • Horse riding (less than 5km)
  • Laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • Medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • Nature trail onsite
  • Parking all onsite
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
Special Categories
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodation
    The following apply
     Can bring own fishing equipment
     Catch and release

  • Pet Friendly Accommodation
    The following apply
     Small dogs
     Big dogs

  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodation
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
     Yes

  • Wheelchair Friendly Accommodation
    For every 25 parking bays, at least one should be 3500mm wide
    no information

    The following apply
     Ramps provided in close proximity to stairs
     Textured surfaces, such as roughened finishes, on all ramps, stairways and main circulation paths
     Route surface firm and even – surface should be hard with no gravel or cobble type finishes
     Clear unobstructed routes provided throughout the facility
     All areas well and evenly lit
     Door handles in the area located at a height of between 120cm – 80cm
     Fixed slip-resistant floor surface. Wooden floors, tiles or close pile carpet no higher than 13mm
     Re-positioning of furniture, and other obstructions in the room to meet guest requirements
     Floors should be level. If a difference in level is unavoidable this should not exceed a 1.3cm difference

    Minimum unobstructed space infront of doors
     A minimum of 90cm x 120cm

    Size of all door openings, when measured in the 90-degree open position
     Minimum of 76cm wide

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  • Cancellation Policy
    In the event of written notification of cancellation of 30 days or more, 80% of the deposit is refundable, otherwise the deposit is non-refundable.

    In the event of Non-arrival and/or failure to occupy for the full period reserved, payment of full period reserved is mandatory.
  • Arrival & Departure Times
    Arrival may be any time from 2pm

    Departure is 10am on the date of departure
  • Terms Of Payment
    Upon making a booking payment of half the total due is payable immediately. Payment may be per electronic transfer or bank deposit or cash. The remaining portion is to be paid on arrival. If making an electronic transfer payment , proof of your payment must be presented.
  • Rules/Conditions
    Any Breakages must be replaced or the cost of repair or replacement paid for by yourselves. The self-catering units must be left as you find them, tidy with dishes washed. Strictly no smoking inside the self-catering units, there are ashtrays on the decks available. Strictly no amplifiers, speakers, hifi's or karaoke machines allowed nor hubbly-bubbly/ Hooka pipes. The barrel braai (available on request) may not be used on the decks and is only to be used on the paved area or on the grass. Guests are asked to remove their stiletto heels prior to entering the wooden units - they result in damage to wooden floors. General Noise levels must be muted from 10pm so as not to disturb our other Guests & neighbours. No fireworks are permitted on the premises. Removal of any plant material whatsoever is prohibited. Riverbend Campsite is a quiet zone nature reserve. No radios/ music permitted. Whilst care is taken to safeguard personal belongings, Riverbend Chalets & Campsite does not accept responsibility for loss or damage thereto. Entry to Riverbend is at your own risk. Riverbend Chalets & Campsite does not accept responsibility for any misadventure which may take place whilst on the property or whilst using any of its' facilities.
Cancellation Policy
In the event of written notification of cancellation of 30 days or more, 80% of the deposit is refundable, otherwise the deposit is non-refundable.

In the event of Non-arrival and/or failure to occupy for the full period reserved, payment of full period reserved is mandatory.
Arrival & Departure Times
Arrival may be any time from 2pm

Departure is 10am on the date of departure
Terms Of Payment
Upon making a booking payment of half the total due is payable immediately. Payment may be per electronic transfer or bank deposit or cash. The remaining portion is to be paid on arrival. If making an electronic transfer payment , proof of your payment must be presented.
Rules/Conditions
Any Breakages must be replaced or the cost of repair or replacement paid for by yourselves. The self-catering units must be left as you find them, tidy with dishes washed. Strictly no smoking inside the self-catering units, there are ashtrays on the decks available. Strictly no amplifiers, speakers, hifi's or karaoke machines allowed nor hubbly-bubbly/ Hooka pipes. The barrel braai (available on request) may not be used on the decks and is only to be used on the paved area or on the grass. Guests are asked to remove their stiletto heels prior to entering the wooden units - they result in damage to wooden floors. General Noise levels must be muted from 10pm so as not to disturb our other Guests & neighbours. No fireworks are permitted on the premises. Removal of any plant material whatsoever is prohibited. Riverbend Campsite is a quiet zone nature reserve. No radios/ music permitted. Whilst care is taken to safeguard personal belongings, Riverbend Chalets & Campsite does not accept responsibility for loss or damage thereto. Entry to Riverbend is at your own risk. Riverbend Chalets & Campsite does not accept responsibility for any misadventure which may take place whilst on the property or whilst using any of its' facilities.
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Last updated on 18 Mar, 2021.
Listed on WhereToStay.co.za for 16 years
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    1/8 - Duiker Chalet on Bend Road - Self Catering Accommodation in Umtentweni, South Coast
  • 2 of 8
    2/8 - Eagle Lodge on Eagle Road
  • 3 of 8
    3/8 - Eagle Lodge - View from deck
  • 4 of 8
    4/8 - Overview showing white Mongoose Cottage & Eagel Lodge at top right
  • 5 of 8
    5/8 - Loerie Lodge deck - Self Catering Accommodation in Umtentweni, South Coast
  • 6 of 8
    6/8 - Mongoose Cottage - Main Bedroom
  • 7 of 8
    7/8 - Duiker Chalet - dining area - Self Catering Accommodation in Umtentweni, South Coast
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    8/8 - Duiker Chalet - fully equipped kitchen
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