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Umtamvuna River Lodge 

Thank you for enquiring / booking accommodation at Umtamvuna River Lodge

Check in / Check out times : Check in is between 2pm and 4pm. Please note if a later check in time is required please make advanced arrangements as the reservations office is open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, and from 8am  to 12pm on Sundays.

Check out is before at 10am.

comfortable air conditioned rooms
Attention to detail

Breakfast : Breakfast is served from 8am until 10.30am. If you are requiring breakfast before our operating times please make sure this is requested at least 24 hours prior to your arrival so we can prepare a packed breakfast and have it ready for you the night before.

Dinner:  Dinner is available on prior arrangement only. Please note dinner is served between 6pm and 8pm.

bedroom layout

Bedroom Layout: Umtamvuna River Lodge has eight air-conditioned en-suite rooms, each with an  identical spacious layout. The bedroom setup is a king size bed or two single beds with fresh cotton percale linen. The room has a bar fridge as well as tea and coffee making facilities. There is a small step down where there is a couch/sleeper couch, flatscreen LCD Tv with select DSTV which then opens up onto your own wooden deck. The bathroom is clean cut and modern with granite trim bath & shower combo.

Turning your dreams into a reality

We trust your stay with us will be a unique and enjoyable experience. Leave the stress of everyday life behind and relax on our private river beach, hide bar overlooking the river, on our beach deck, by the swimming pool or on our main deck overlooking our beautiful gardens and river. 

​Internet access:

There is wifi available, just ask at the reception for access.


There is an external laundry service provider which we use. This is only possible for longer stays as pickup / drop off is on a Monday and Thursday only. There is alternatively a laundromat in Port Edward.

Braai Facilities:

There are braai facilities available for guests only. If you would like friends to join you please make arrangements at reception for a day visiter rate.

Swimming Pool:

Please bring your own swimming towels. Please note children to be supervised at all times as there is no lifeguard on duty.

Paddle Boats: 

There are two Paddle boats available for guest use, please note there is a maximum time limit of 1 hour. 


The Umtamvuna river is great for fishing, fish from the rocks or use a fishing chartefor river or even deep sea fishing. 

Enquire at reception for details of charter services.

The Umtamvuna river is unbelievable river for boating. Our year round tropical climate and protected flat water makes this the perfect training site for many top international professional wakeboarders.
You may moor your boat on our beach, however all launching is done next door at the public launch site (Old Pont Caravan Park) for control purposes. Make sure you have all the necessary documentation ( licenses, skippers and safety equipment)

Boardalign Wakeboarding:
South Africa's premier wakeboarding venue.  Home to some of the best pro wakeboarders South Africa and Europe has to offer.
Learn to wakeboard (beginner to professional) in warm tropical conditions year round on flat water behind a Mastercraft X-star with personal instruction by Kevin Dry and other top international pro wakeboarders. This is where the South African section of Oakleys "Push Process"  was filmed.. If you are a boardrider who loves surfing uncrowded surf spots in boardshorts and wakeboarding behind a phat wake on protected, flat, warm water, staying at a lodge in comfortable airconditioned rooms.. you have just found heaven!!

South Africa Wakeboarding

Nearby Attractions:

Wild Coast Sun's Wild Waters 

Wild Waves is a brand new water park that has recently opened at the

Wild Coast Sun Resort which is 7 min drive from Umtamvuna River Lodge.

There is something here for all the family with exhilerating rides, lazy rides,

an aquaplay area for the younger ones and even a SuperBowl.

Check out the AquaLoop that you will take you up nearly vertical in a loop

or the Boomerang tube ride which gives a sensation of feeling weightlessness.

The Wild Waves has cost R80 million to build and includes some of the fastest

water slides in the world.


If you are a golfer you will know about all the amazing golf courses on the South Coast of KZN. Wild Coast Sun (less than 7min away), Port Edward (5min), Sanlemeer (15 min), Southbroome (20min), Margate (25 min), Selbourne (50min).

Mountain Biking

Clearwater mountain biking trail network (less than 5min away) offers a marvelous mix of terrain and memorable sightseeing with four custom-built and carefully marked MTB trails which have something to suit all levels and tastes with riding on single and double tracks. All the trail options are set against thealluring backdrop of the Indian Ocean with the longer trails passing through Beaver Creek Coffee Estate and Crags View Wild Care Centre before ending at Clearwater Trail Centre & Taverna.

The trails are made up of 80% hand built singletrack plus jeep track and gravel road with options to  remain on moderate gradients or attempt the downhill sections and of course the ascent back onto the ridge. Berms, switchbacks, natural ramps, bridges and water crossings all add to the adventure and will test those skills of balance and agility.  Trail runners also welcome!

Umtamvuna nature reserve and hiking trails

This southernmost nature reserve in KwaZulu-Natal is a botanical paradise consisting of an interesting stretch of riverine forest and steep rocky cliffs. Bordering the Umtamvuna River, the 3 247 hectare reserve boasts a fine display of flowers in springtime. There are numerous walks highlighting the fantastic scenery of different parts of the reserve.
These trails vary in duration from one to three-hour or an all-day hike. Many hours and days can be spent exploring the diverse habitats. Both the Cape vulture and fish eagle breed in the reserve and many other bird species have been recorded. Bushbuck, serval, baboon, samango monkeys, blue and grey duiker and common reedbuck occur in the reserve.


The Wild Coast Sun Resort (less than 7 min away) is one of Southern Africa's oldest and most popular casinos. The casino has over 400 slot machines with smart card technology. Many slot machines are connected to Sun International's country-wide progressive jackpots.

In addition to the normal slot machines there are also many poker machines as well as blackjack tables, roulette wheels.

High-end players can enjoy the exclusive atmosphere at the Plantation Room, with slot machines, roulette and black jack.

Beaver Creek Coffee Farm

Experience the world of coffee, visit the Beaver Creek Coffee Estate and sample these fine coffees. Beaver Creek offers visitors a daily crop to cup tour, which outlines the distinctive flavours of the Worlds coffee regions and the skills that create the perfect cup. The Estate Cafe sells freshly roasted speciality coffees, light lunches and delicious cakes. When it comes to coffee you are in good hands.

Short video of Umtamvuna River Lodge & other activities

Here is a short video filmed at Umtamvuna River Lodge, Wild Waves and TO strand a top surf spot and beach less than 7min away. The video was filmed by Sam Carne a top international professional wakeboarder show casing life at the Umtamvuna River Lodge. Enjoy.. 

We look forward to your stay with us at Umtamvuna River Lodge. If you have any questions please send us an e-mail 

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