Umfolozi River Lodge bird Park, Mtubatuba

    Umfolozi River Lodge bird Park, Mtubatuba

Umfolozi River Lodge bird Park

Umfolozi River Lodge bird Park Mtubatuba


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Situated on 15 hectares of lush, forested hillside overlooking the Umfolozi river flats and overlooking a private game reserve, Umfolozi River Lodge is the ideal getaway for both the businessman and family alike. Centrally located, with the St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland park, world renowned Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve and Mapelane beach all within 30 minutes drive, this is an ideal base from which to explore the best that Zululand has to offer. The lodge is approximately 50 kilometres from the Richard’s Bay airport and just off the N2 highway, near Mtubatuba.

Image Enjoy an ice cold beverage while allowing yourself to unwind, as you take in the stunning views and serene surrounds. Follow that with a scrumptious meal served with a smile in our warm restaurant, or relax with friends in our cosy bar.Amble through our bird park with an assortment of over 50 colourful, feathered friends or sit on the deck overlooking a large Koi pond, while a peacock attempts to jump on your table.  Let your children feed the rabbits or take a slow stroll to view our ponies.

ImageFor the more adventurous a walking trail along the Msunduzi river can help you fill your lungs with fresh air, with paths passing through litchi, pecan and macadamia nut trees. Bring your mountain bike to add speed to the trail or ride in the near by private game reserve. We are also Quad bike friendly, and have an experienced rider available by appointment to take you along various tracks.

Allow our forty years of local experience help you to plan a fun filled day or merely lounge by the pool with the kids enjoying the Zululand sunshine.ImageWe can also take our guests on request to the local shipwreck the Jolly Rabino, where you can experience breakfast or lunch on the beach.Bring along your fishing rods and enjoy a day trying your luck while the wife basks in the sun and the kid splash in the waves on our unspoilt coastline.We have a snake park which is progressively taking shape and soon will be ready for guests to enjoy.A conference centre is being built and will be available towards the end of the year. Keep us in mind for weddings and conferences at reasonable rates in the heart of Zululand.

Contact Details

Contact Person:
Tel: +27 (0) 35 550-5023
Fax: 086 612 6304
Mobile: 082 770 7506

Property Amenities

This three star lodge has a choice of twelve 6, 4 or 2 sleeper units and offers 5 campsites overlooking the neighbouring game reserve.Our rooms have a ethnic d?cor which embraces the feel of Zululand, combined with comfort and African Style.Each room is fully furnished with a fridge, fans, a TV with selected DSTV channels, coffee making facilities and en-suite bathrooms.The lodge offers affordable rates for both local and international guests; making a holiday for the whole family a reality.

Camp Site

The camp site features 5 sites with water and electrical points and a recently renovated communal bathroom with shower facilities. Animals from the local game reserve can be seen from the campsite with the fish eagles often being heard in the morning. Situated on the hillside, the site offers a magnificent view while enjoying your first cup of coffee taking in the glorious sunrise.

Restaurant & Bar

Our Restaurant and Bar is opened from 7am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday?s from 7am to 7pm. Our Bar will stay open to accommodate those wanting to enjoy a night cap.Locals are also welcome to enjoy our restaurant and bar for a delicious meal that is not too far from home.

Area Attractions

Turtle Tours This evening tour is an experience of a lifetime, view these giant turtles come ashore to lay their eggs - (Seasonal Nov. Dec. and early Jan.) Please book well in advance. Turtle Tours are allocated by concessions only. Jeff Asherwood is one of the consession holders in St. Lucia Wetlands Park.

Night Drives Take a trip on an open 4X4 vehicle to view some of the nocturnal animals not normally seen during daylight hours.

Snorkeling Tours
Visit beautiful Cape Vidal, 30 minutes from St. Lucia, a very popular snorkelling beach. Renowned for its sport fishing and snorkelling, this scenic coastal camp is situated on the north of the Eastern Shores area of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. There is a relatively safe area for swimming, wildlife, especially birds, is abundant and self-guided trails enable visitors to see some of the surrounding wetlands and Lake Bhangazi.

Zulu Village
Take a day trip to a nearby traditional Zulu Cultural Village, the Sangoma (Witch Doctor) may even throw the bones for you and tell your good fortune.

ImageBird Watching Part of the South African Birding Route, St. Lucia is very popular with serious Bird Watchers. The largest estuarine system in Africa with an area of 325 square kilometres, situated in coastal Kwazulu-Natal. The shallow waters attract large numbers of water birds. There are mud flats, reed beds, flood plains and a well-wooded shoreline. Due to the size of the lake it is not possible to get access throughout. We visit an area on the western shore where there is a superb lodge overlooking the flood plain at False Bay.

Beautiful Beaches
If you enjoy relaxing on the sand or going for walks along the beach you wont be disappointed in St. Lucia. With its lakes, lagoons, freshwater swamps and grasslands, St. Lucia supports more species of animal than the better known parks and deltas in Southern Africa.

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