Umzimkulu River Lodge

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A place to unwind...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 Underberg. We are situated 2 hours from DBN and 6 hrs from JHB in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. Perfectly placed for a visit up the world famous Sani Pass.

Location (Degrees)
29°53'05.6"S 29°34'54.1"E
Location (Decimal)
-29.884881, 29.581705
Type of Accommodation
Coleford Road, Underberg, Southern Drakensberg, 3257, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 (0)76 237 9112
+27 (0)76 237 9112

We offer eight, fully equipped self catering units, all situated just meters from the river bank with stunning views.


The Bower

A free standing thatched unit set away from the family accommodation with its own private entrance through a rose covered pergola.


A free standing cottage ideal for a party of 4.


Mangrove (per friendly)

A free standing cottage ideal for a maximum of 4 adults & 1 child. It is the original homestead with olde worlde charm and rustic details situated 200m away from any other buildings.

giant cabin

Giant Cabin

Secluded log home which offers excellent privacy and spectacular views. It is ideal for a maximum of 12 adults

pied cottageA

Pied Cottage A

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 shower.


Pied Cottage B

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 shower.

woodland cottage

Woodland Cottage

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.

pygmy cottage

Pygmy Cottage

Our little free standing, double storey unit nestled in the trees. Pygmy has a steep stairway leading to the loft bedroom and is only suited to able bodied couples.


Take Exit 99 Howick/Underberg off the N3 Turn Left onto the R617. Travel through Boston and then through Bulwer.

Approx 23.5km from the Engen Garage in Bulwer look out for our signage on your left Turn left onto the Coleford Rd. We are 8km along the Coleford Rd on your left.



From the huge old oak trees, romantic river island and picturesque country scenes there simply is no better place to charm your guests. We will ensure that every aspect is professionally carried out –from the church ceremony to the car ribbons, the menu to the flowers, the music and the wedding cake, to the photographer and hairdresser. We ensure the most perfect wedding you could desire, with unforgettable memories to match.

When the formalities are over and you have each other to yourselves, you can nestle into our dreamy bridal suite and a hearty breakfast delivered to your door the following morning will see you on your way to your new life together. Contact us to discuss how we can tailor make your wedding package to suit your needs and far exceed your expectations! 

Operating Hours
7am - 7pm

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