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Address: Underberg, Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Cell : +27-76-2379112

Umzimkulu River Lodge
A 38ha adventure playground set on a spectacular bend of the Umzimkulu River. A stocked 2ha dam and 2,5km of river which culminates in Thrombosis gorge rated as one of the best stretches of fly fishing and kayaking rivers in South Africa.

Activities include canoeing, tubing, table tennis, pool table, walking, trampoline, jungle gym, a volley ball court and a charming animal farm. DStv is available in our communal TV lounge.


Malachite is a free standing thatched cottage. It consists of 2 bedrooms, (either 2 single beds or king beds according to your preference), 1 bathroom with bath only and lounge/dining area with a log fire. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob and oven, microwave, fridge and all the necessary cutlery & crockery. It also has its own deck with views of the river and its own braai facility.

Mangrove is a free standing thatched cottage ideal for a family of 5. It is situated 200m away from any other buildings and offers excellent privacy. It consists of 2 bedrooms (2 single beds or a king beds according to your preference), 1 bathroom with bath and shower, open plan lounge/dining area with log fire and single day bed in a nook off the dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob and oven, microwave, fridge and all the necessary cutlery & crockery. It also has its own veranda views of the river and its own braai facility. The cottage is fenced and is a pet friendly unit.


The Bower is a free standing thatched unit set away from the family accommodation with its own private entrance through a rose covered pergola. Within the room there is an extra length king size oak canopy bed, 2 arm chairs in front of the log fire. The kitchenette has a gas hob, fridge, microwave and all the necessary cutlery & crockery. The bathroom is made for two with a huge corner bath and a twin shower. The Bower has its own braai facilities and a private deck with loungers just 10m from the river.


Semi-detached 2 sleeper unit with double en suite room upstairs, beautiful views of the river from your bed, bathroom built for two with a large tub and twin shower. Downstairs – open plan kitchenette, lounge (with log fire) and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric two plate mini stove/oven, microwave and fridge/freezer and open-plan dining area has double doors opening out onto the verandah with gorgeous views and braai facilities.


Free standing, double story unit nestled in the trees. Pygmy has a steep stairway leading to the double en suite loft room and is only suited to able bodied couples! There is an upstairs balcony overlooking the gardens and river. The bathroom has a shower only. Downstairs there is an open plan kitchenette with a gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. The dining/lounge area (with log fire), lead out onto a deck with braai facilities.


Woodland is a free standing double storey house set about 150m away from any other buildings. It is ideal for a maximum of 6 adults and 4 children. It offers excellent privacy, comfortable accommodation, and beautiful views. It has its own access down onto rolling lawn and the river island beyond. Upstairs It sleeps 8 upstairs with 1 double en suite room (bath and shower), an additional double room, a twin room additional bathroom and a bunk bed on the landing and another bathroom with shower. Downstairs It sleeps 2 downstairs with a bed-sitter tucked into a corner of the lounge. The bed-sitter is a wrought iron framed single bed with a single bed which pulls out from below. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas hob and oven, microwave and fridge/freezer and open plan dining area with double doors out onto the veranda, 1 additional bathroom. The lounge has a log fire and double doors out onto the covered veranda. The private garden and veranda have braai facilities and beautiful views.


Up market, secluded, sumptuous, spacious log home with 2 double en suite rooms, 3 twin rooms which share a separate toilet, separate shower and another full bathroom with bath, another en suite twin room with separate entrance. Huge living/entertainment area - open plan fully equipped kitchen, lounge with bar and 2 gas fireplaces, dining room opening onto the massive covered veranda (with braai facilities) overlooking the river. Huge level grassed garden with, Jungle gym, water slide and swings for your private use.

Underberg Activities - To Do

  • 4x4 adventure up the Sani Pass (Passports Essential)
  • Horse Riding on neighbouring farm
  • Hang Gliding flights
  • Wild Flower, Nature, rock art & bushman paintings guided hikes
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Recommended
  • National Accommodation Association
  • babysitting service
  • bar fridge
  • bar/cocktail lounge
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • conference venue onsite
  • DSTV in communal area
  • DSTV in communal area (bring card)
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • horse riding onsite
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • private entrance
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • restaurant onsite
  • rock art (less than 20km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area

  • Payment Methods
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • Visa Visa
  • Bed Configuration
  • GIANT CABIN (Sleeps 12) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen, queen, twin, twin, twin, twin
  • MALACHITE COTTAGE (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king, twin
  • MANGROVE COTTAGE (Sleeps 5) x 1
    • Room 1 - twin, king, single
  • Pied A (Sleeps 2) x 2
    • Room 1 - king
  • PIED B (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
  • PYGMY COTTAGE (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 1 - king
  • WOODLAND COTTAGE (Sleeps 10) x 1
    • Room 1 - king, king, twin, bunk, single sleeper couch, single sleeper couch
  • 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
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : Umzimkulu River Lodge offers serviced, DB&B, B&B or Self catering accommodation on one of the most picturesque bends of the Umzimkulu River in the Southern Drakensburg. We are situated 2 hours from DBN and 6 hrs from Johannesburg in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. Our peaceful valley resort which is 22km out of Underberg provides the perfect location for a retreat from city life. Here’s your chance to rest and listen to the river and the sounds of nature or spend some wholesome outdoor time with your family. Families love it for the unhurried old world country atmosphere with days spent picnicking under the huge oaks on the river island, boulder hopping in Thrombosis Gorge or just “messing about in boats”. Honeymooners revel in the privacy of a luxurious suite and private deck just meters from the river bank. Fishermen love it for the unrivalled opportunities to catch rainbow trout along our 2.5km stretch of river. Come and experience restoration of body and soul in truly lovely surroundings

  • 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
    Parking area for horse box / float
  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Bring your own bicycle
    Bicycles to hire
    Bicycle set trails
    Bicycle - free to explore
    Bring your own quad bike
    Quad bikes to hire
    Quad bike set trails
    Quad bikes – free to explore
    Bring your own off-road motorcycle
    Off-road motorcycles to hire
    Off-road motorcycle set trails
    Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
    4x4 vehicle set trails
    4x4 vehicle – free to explore
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
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