Umfolozi River Lodge & Bird Park  Verified Listing

Excellent Rating: 4.3 / 5
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4 Sleeper Unit (R450 From R405 /night.)
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Sleeps 4 people, 1 Bedroom.

3 Four sleeper units, all with either double bed or ... 2 twin beds & a bunker bed. Rooms furnished with rustic furniture, fridge, fans and coffee/tea making facilities. All units are en-suite with bath/shower, toilet & basin.

Bedroom 1

1 Bunk bed, 2 Twin bed

R450

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Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Room are furnished with rustic furniture, Double bed, small Refrigerator, Coffee/Tea ... making facility, Fan, Shower.

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2 Twin bed

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6 Sleeper family Room (From R450 /night.)

Sleeps 6 people, 2 Bedrooms.

This room consist of ground level and upper level. On ... the ground floor there are 2 x single beds, ceiling fan and a bathroom with a combination bath/shower. On the upper floor has 4 single beds and a fan.

Bedroom 1

2 Single

Bedroom 2

4 Single

From R450 /night
 
Pool Table
Garden
Bath towels
Linen
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Wheelchair Friendly
WiFi
Conference Facility
24hr Camera Surveillance
Safety Deposit Box
Bar fridge
Bedrooms
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Communal Swimming Pool
Fan
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

Situated on 4 hectares of forested hillside next to a private game reserve, Umfolozi River Lodge is the ideal getaway for both the businessman and family alike. The location, approximately 30 minutes from St Lucia, the Richards Bay airport, Mapelane beach and the world-renowned Hluhluwe Game Reserve, makes it the perfect base from which to explore all that Zululand has to offer.
The Lodge has limited power at the moment but it is sufficient for lights, fan and to charge devices. When the generator is on from 7h - 8h and 17h - 20h20 there will be enough pressure to bath or shower.
You can arrange a Full English Breakfast at just R100 /person or a Basic Breakfast (2 Eggs, Bacon and Toast, Coffee/Tea/Juice) for R60/person.
Unfortunately the Restaurant is closed for other meals but we do have Braai facilities available.
Regarding the Birds, we don't have any birds left in the aviaries but the area is rich in wild birds. You can spot at least 40 different birds at the swimming pool area before Breakfast.
You are also welcome to walk or drive through the Private Game farm next to us for free, spotting Giraffe, Zebra, Bluewildebeest, Njala, Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck, etc.
Accommodation comprises one 4-sleeper unit, one 6-sleeper unit and 1 Double Room. Each unit has en-suite bathrooms, a bar fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities.
The Umfolozi River Lodge is based only a half an hour drive from some of the most challenging and vegetated 4x4 areas in South Africa. There are obstacles and hills with difficulty levels ranging from 1 to 6, where guests can put their vehicle to the ultimate test. The establishment offers trips for the whole family or for advanced drivers. If arranged, a friendly guide will be able to supply guests with anything from drinks, food and professional advice to recovery assistance. Guests are welcome to bring their own vehicle.

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Property Type Camp, Guest Lodge, Self Catering, pets-by-arrangement
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Still Shoots, Wedding
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Reviews

Thembeka Thembeka
22 February 2021

Increadible, service excellent, Big up to the night security guard Mr Ben im not sure if i got the name correct, all the staff well done, will be back soon, your service was on another level , Greats place to be, my friend birthday party went accordinly, the breakfast mmmmmh, Thank you so much

Superb. 5 out of 5
Thembeka
22 February 2021

Situated on 4 hectares of lush forested hillside overlooking the Umfolozi flood plain and bordering on a private game reserve where wildlife can be spotted, Umfolozi River Lodge is the ideal getaway for both businessman and family alike. While the location which is approximately 30 minutes from St. Lucia, Richards Bay, Mapelane beach and the renowned Imfolozi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve makes us the perfect base from which to explore all that Zululand has to offer. Only 200m from Umfolozi Park Run.

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Khethukuthula B. Magwanyana
27 March 2019

I call "Birds Park" a "Green Place for peace. Reason? I like trees, birds singing like jazz.

Superb. 5 out of 5
mbongeni Dlamini
26 September 2018

Thanks it was good hoping to book thee next time.

Superb. 5 out of 5
89traveller2013
20 March 2018

Room was adequate and clean. Food was nice. The rest needs quite a bit of tlc. Especially the bird park can do with a big refurbishment. It looks shabby and many cages were empty. Same goes for the kids area.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Emmerentia Van zyl
08 January 2018

Hospitality excellent! Nature a birders-paradise : All the Loeries and Storks! Nice birdpark and walks through a nearby gamepark. Accomodation for naturelovers. Willie van Zyl

Superb. 5 out of 5
Emmerentia Van zyl
08 January 2018

Very friendly family business. Nature wonderful for bird-watching. Nature reserve within walking distance!! Food wonderful service very good!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Emmerentia Van zyl
08 January 2018

Nature is fantastic! Lots of birds to see. Peaceful and quiet. Staff all wonderfully helpful and very friendly! A pleasure to stay there. Food excellent!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
SushiCat2010
03 April 2017

Umfolozi Lodge is a very casual and laid back place. Entering reception you have to navigate to the restaurant to check in. Not too far as the lodge doesn't have too many rooms. If thatch roofs and rustic is what you're after then this is the place. It's not upmarket but modern but comfortable. The bird park and koi pond were amazing! The kids loved it. An ostrich was doing a dance for us when we went to visit and a goat was at the kids at the lovely jungle gym next to the rabbit and hamster enclosure. The place is very well taken care of. The dining area and bar has a pool table outside and is cozy. The food is reasonably priced and the staff are very friendly. Was a nice short visit. We were very lucky to see the giraffe, zebra and buck at a reserve that cut across the public road which made the stay worth it! The hostess will tell you more about the free drive through :)

Superb. 5 out of 5
Joris the Netherlands
01 April 2010

The road to the accommodation was very bad, the distance wasn't right. The state of the accommodation wasn't in line with it's price. We had a lot of accommodations that weren't so expensive and were much better. The bathroom wasn't so great.
You could smell the animals in the restaurant.
It was a little bit disapointing.

Poor. 2 out of 5

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