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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

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
  • boat trips (less than 5km)
  • bowls (less than 5km)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • ceiling fans
  • DSTV in unit
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • private entrance
  • remote security
  • reptile park (less than 20km)
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • scuba diving (less than 10km)
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area
  • tennis court (less than 5km)
  • whale watching (less than 10km)

  • Payment Methods
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • Sorry, Credit cards not accepted Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • English
  • Special Categories
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Pet Friendly Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Small dogs
    Big dogs
    Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside
    Kennels provided
    Kennels must be used
    Other animals on the property
    Horse stables – bedding provided
    Horse stables – bedding not provided
    Horse paddocks
    Grooms available
    Arena
    Parking area for horse box / float
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
    Yes
  • Wheelchair Friendly Accommodationdetails
    For every 25 parking bays, at least one should be 3500mm wide
    Number of bays : 2

    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
    Signage displaying the international symbol of accessibility at the accessible pickup/drop-off point
    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
    At registration any guest with a functional limitation [or any guest requesting such facility] is highlighted in the system, so that in the event of an emergency, special procedures can be taken to locate and evacuate these guests
    Floors should be level. If a difference in level is unavoidable this should not exceed a 1.3cm difference
    Floor surfaces at wheelchair areas should be level, stable, firm and slip-resistant. Carpet or carpet tile used on the floors must be securely attached, and be of a low pile type (1.3cm thick or less) with a firm pad
    Hand rails in the bathrooms
    Stable seating area in the bath / shower
    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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