River Valley Nature Reserve offers two identical cottages situated in a peaceful and picturesque part of the reserve close to the iVungu River. Each cottage has two large bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, both bathrooms having a shower and a bath. The lounge, dining room and kitchen are open plan. The lounge and bedrooms open up to a large verandah looking onto riverine forest. Fans are in the bedrooms and lounge area. The kitchens are equipped with a fridge/freezer, stove, microwave, kettle, toaster, pots and pans and all the necessary crockery and cutlery. Linen, towels (bring own beach towels), soap and toilet paper are provided. Braai facilities are available as well as a trampoline and jungle gym for children. Each unit has a TV, DVD and DStv decoder (you need to bring your own card). No smoking is allowed in or around the cottages.

Abundant birdlife including the Narina Trogan, African Finfoot, Crowned Eagle, Knysna Loerie, Olive woodpecker and over 150 species of birds inhabit the riverine, wetland, grassland and coastal forest ecosystems in this area. Antelope such as nyala, impala, bushbuck and blue and grey duiker can also be seen on a scenic walking trail through the reserve.

We border the Margate Country Club for golfing enthusiasts and are 10 minutes from Margate and Uvongo beaches and 10 minutes from the Margate Airport.

We are members of Southern explorer and Ugu South Coast Tourism

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Highly Recommended
  • Birdlife South Africa - Birder Friendly
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • fishing onsite
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • movies / cinema (less than 5km)
  • nature trail onsite