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About Umfolozi River Lodge and Bird Park

Situated in a tranquil, scenic environment with its spectacular variety of wild birds, Umfolozi River Lodge is situated on 4 hectares of land, which borders a private game farm and is approximately 30 minutes from St Lucia world heritage site, Richards Bay international airport, Mapelane beach and the world-renowned Umfolozi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Umfolozi River Lodge and Bird Park is an ideal opportunity to escape from busy everyday life.

We are running on generator power only from 7h00 - 8h00 and 17h00 - 19h00. Our Restaurant is closed but Breakfast can be pre arranged at an additional cost. Plan your day with boat tours on Lake St. Lucia, Game drives, horse Trails, whale watching, kayaking safaris, cultural village, deep sea fishing and a choice of three golf courses nearby. Along the natural and unspoiled coastline, golden beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, lapped by warm blue waters from the Indian Ocean and bounded by the world's highest vegetated sand dunes.

Whales and schools of dolphins frequent this spectacular coastline, also the natural breeding habitat for the leather back and loggerhead turtles. These waters are renowned for big game fishing and the much sought after marlin are landed here. The warm Mozambique current attracts a kaleidoscope of colourful tropical fish that feed off coral reefs.

Wedding Venues: Venues: Garden, Lapa Area, Deck at the Koi Pond.We can provide a Braai/spitbraai. Other menu options can be discussed.Contact us for more details.

Conference Venues: We are busy building a conference centre. At the moment we can accommodate 40 guests in our Restaurant Area and 80 guests in our Lapa Area that is equipped with a Big Screen and HD projector. We can provide snacks and meals. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Family friendly: Free Wi-Fi, nice pool with a slide, play park, animals and birds, restaurant, ethnic inspired décor fully furnished room with selected DSTV channels to choose from. Next to a private Game Reserve.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

  • Response Rate: 94%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 26
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Deposit Policy: 50 % deposit must be paid in advance to confirm reservation.
Check in: 14h00
Check out: 10h00

Availability and pricing

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  • 4 Sleeper Unit 4 Sleeper Unit Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 3 Four sleeper units, all with either double bed or 2 twin beds & a bunker bed. Rooms furnished with rustic furniture,... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Queen beds, DStv, Shower over bath, Bunk beds see more Twin beds, Double beds, Queen beds, DStv, Shower over bath, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • 6 sleeper Unit 6 sleeper Unit Sleeps 6 Includes: Room Only A beautiful six sleeper unit. All with rustic upmarket furniture. The upper level has a balcony, fan & twin beds. The... see more Features:  Twin beds, DStv, Shower over bath, Upstairs, Bunk beds, Garden views see more Twin beds, DStv, Shower over bath, Upstairs, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Three-quarter beds
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          • Double Room Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, Shower only, Garden views, Fan see more Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, Shower only, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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              • Family Self- Catering Family Self- Catering Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Room are furnished with rustic furniture. Upper level with twin beds & fan. Ground level with twin Beds, En - Suite with... see more
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                  • Self-Catering Self-Catering Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Alone standing Cabin with patio. Double Bed, En - Suite with Shower, Fan, Small Kitchenette with Microwave, Kettle, 2... see more
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                      Reviews for Umfolozi River Lodge and Bird Park

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                      Jenny Saunders Saunders Volunteer
                      23 June 2019

                      Friendly hosts and good food. Relaxing beautiful surroundings. Very convenient to the Umfolozi parkrun.

                      Michiel Sap
                      16 March 2018

                      Bit over the hill all over. Everything could use some extra attention, the birds, the accomodation and the restaurant.

                      Siyabonga
                      15 September 2016

                      I shared a wonderful experience with my friends at Umfolozi River Lodge and Bird Park. We got everything we expected. The service was great, the staff were very impressive. I have been going back many times and already recommended it to other friends.

                      Sharon Richardson, South Africa
                      07 April 2016

                      I just love Umfolozi Bird Park and Lodge.  So welcoming, all the essentials, braaing or meals.  Awesome Birds, Koi Pond and entertainment area! 

                      Jaap Bleker, South Africa
                      29 March 2016

                      NOT HAPPY.DUMPT IN A BACK ROOM.NOT SELF CATERING.FOOD VERY GOOD.CROWDID WITH BIKE TRAILERS & NOWHERE TO PARK.LEFT 2 NIGHTS EARLY

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                      Umfolozi River Lodge and Bird Park is 8.7km from the centre of Mtubatuba , the nearest airport 86.1km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling