The lodge is located on the banks of the Umtamvuna river next to a nature reserve. Being an extremely popular beach wedding venue on the South Coast, the gardens, private beach and multiple decks and pool area are very well maintained making your stay with us feel like you are on honeymoon. The en-suite rooms are extremely comfortable and modern. They each have their own wooden deck allowing you to unwind and enjoy the beauty of this very special place. Umtamvuna River Lodge is a great family destination.
The pool terrace and cocktail bar, on stilts alongside the river compliment the rustic ambiance of the Lodge. There is a swimming pool, table tennis, foozball table and pool table.
There are pedal boats available as well as Boardalign Wakeboarding school - wakeboard behind a MasterCraft X-Star under the capable instruction of top international professional wakeboarders.
Located in Banners Rest Port Edward, the area is famous for the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve where people come from all over the world to study the different plant species like certain types of clivias only found in this area. Great restaurants close by include Baobab Bistro, Fish Eagle Restaurant, Chico's Restaurant and The Commodore.
In Room Facilities:
Our rooms have: King size beds (or 2 singles), Cotton Percale linen, En-suite bathroom which has both a shower & bath, Sofa, mini-bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, Flat Screen LCD TV with selected DSTV channels, Fan & air-conditioning as well as private balconies with a view of the river.
The latest big attraction to the area is the Wild Coast Sun's 'Wild Waves'. This 80 million Rand project was finished in December 2011 and they boast the latest and greatest in water slides. Other great activities include: wakeboarding, boating, surfing, diving, fishing, nature hikes, mountain biking, golf, deep sea fishing, whale watching and gorge swings! Wakeboarding - Wakeboard with top international professional wakeboarders from around the globe behind a Mastercraft X-Star. Boating - One of the best kept secrets (The Old Pont) as we have warm flat water year round. Fishing - great fishing (Rock Salmon, grunter, etc). Umtamvuna River Lodge is located on the border of the Umtamvuna nature reserve and on the banks of the Umtamvuna river, making it the perfect venue for outdoor enthusiasts. This area is also renowned for its watersports (kiteboarding, canoeing, tow-in surfing), nature trails, whale watching, horse riding, enduro and quad trails. Boardalign Wakeboard School (on-site) is run by South African Team Coach and Rider, Kevin Dry. Packages include everything from single wakeboard lessons (beginner to pro), over-night-all-inclusive (accommodation, all meals & wakeboarding), Holiday Camps (5-day all inclusive camps in school holidays) and even home-schooling for up and coming talented riders. Challenge some friends to a beach volleyball game or battle it out on the Big Mabel (water tube) behind Tige 22v Wakeboard boat or just enjoy a leisurely cruise. Surfing lessons are available (bookings essential) with local pro surfer Andrew Banks.