Umfolozi River Lodge and Bird Park


  • Afrikaans
  • Bar
  • BBQ | Braai Facilities
  • Breakfast Only
  • Business Facilities
  • Catering By Arrangement
  • Child Friendly
  • Conference Facilities
  • English
  • Laundry
  • MNet / Satellite TV
  • Private Garden / Patio
  • Room Cleaning Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Secure Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • TV Room / Lounge


KwaZulu-NatalWith ecosystems ranging from steamy sub-tropical forests and mangrove swamps to snow-clad mountains with a

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4x4 Trail, Beach, Big Five, Bird watching, Boat/River cruise, Eco & Nature, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River rafting / canoeing, Safaris, Swimming Pool, Trampoline


Airport Nearby, Bar, Beach Nearby, CoffeeTea Maker, Golf course, Laundry, Medical facilities, Near Golf Course, Restaurant, Riverside, Seaside Resort, Shopping centres, Swimming Pool, Tourism attractions


Situated in a tranquil, scenic environment with its spectacular variety of birds, Umfolozi River Lodge is situated on 25 hectares of land, which borders a private game reserve. The lodge is approximately 30min from St Lucia world heritage site, Richards Bay international airport, Mapelane beach and the world-renowned Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

This three-star lodge has a choice of 12 six, four or two-sleeper units and offers five campsites overlooking the neighboring game reserve. The rooms are adorned with ethnic decor which embraces the feel of Zululand, combined with comfort and African Style. Each room is fully furnished and equipped with a fridge, fans, a TV with selected DStv channels, coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms.

Umfolozi River Lodge and Bird Park is an ideal opportunity to escape from busy everyday life and offers a variety of light meals and beverages at the restaurant. The lodge will gladly assist guest with the planning of their days with boat tours on Lake St Lucia, game drives, horse trails, whale watching, kayaking safaris, cultural village tours, deep sea fishing and a choice of three golf courses nearby. Along the natural and unspoilt coastline, golden beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, lapped by warm blue waters from the Indian Ocean and bounded by the worlds highest vegetated sand dunes. Whales and schools of dolphins frequent this spectacular coastline and is the natural breeding habitat for the leatherback 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.

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