Umfolozi River Lodge & Bird Park

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Mtubatuba, Zululand and Maputuland 3935

At Umfolozi River Lodge & Bird Park we offer 3 star luxury en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation situated in a tranquil, scenic environment with a spectacular variety of birds.


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Situated on 13 hectares of lush forested hillside overlooking the Umfolozi flood plain and bordering on a private game reserve where wildlife can be spotted, Umfolozi River Lodge is the ideal getaway for both businessman and family alike. While the location which is approximately 30 minutes from St. Lucia, Richards Bay, Mapelane beach and the renowned Imfolozi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve makes us the perfect base from which to explore all that Zululand has to offer.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll in serene surroundings while we plan your day or retire to your ethnic inspired bedroom where one can escape to from a long day. With a range of activities to choose from there is sure to be something to suit everyone - from the thrill seeker to the stressed executive wanting to unwind.

Sip on an ice cold beverage of your choice before treating your taste buds to a delectable meal chosen from our large selection of delicious dishes to enjoy in our cozy licensed restaurant.

Our overnight camping facilities consist of six sites all equipped with water and electrical points next to our neighbouring Private Game Reserve. 4x4 excursions are on offer for the enthusiasts.

At Umfolozi River Lodge & Bird Park we offer 3 star luxury en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation. Our rooms have ethnic inspired decor which embraces the feel of Zululand, combined with comfort and attention to detail for your every need. Each room is fully furnished with a fridge, fan, television and selected DSTV channels to choose from as well as coffee making facilities and en-suite bathroom. We offer affordable rates for both local and international guests planning a holiday for the whole family which makes their dream come true of an African inspired holiday.

Our camp sites feature six levels of shaded sites with water and 220v electrical points. Hot water is made in an eco-friendly boiler where timber and fire is supplied. In the morning you could awaken to the sound of Fish Eagles and be surrounded by our magnificent stunning views which overlook our game reserve where giraffe and other wildlife can be spotted next to our neighbouring Game farm where you can hike, run, cycle or drive through free of charge as long as you stay on the main road.

Part of this wonderful package is our delicious delectable full English breakfast which our restaurant has to offer. We also have a scrumptious variety of dishes to choose from in our ala carte menu for dinner and lunch. Guests can enjoy any beverage from our licensed restaurant while we wait hand and foot on your every need. We are open from 7am till 8pm.

Our bird park is open seven days week from 7am till 5pm, so please feel free to drop by for a relaxing visit or explore our amazing walking trails through litchi, pecan and macadamia nut groves where the Msunduzi river runs through. The Umfolozi Bird Park is a great getaway for the whole family to enjoy a picnic. We also have a swimming pool for the kids to swim in and a Kiddo Park (jungle gym).



Umfolozi River Lodge and Bird Park is 8.7km from the centre of Mtubatuba

From Durban
Use the N2 Highway and pass Stanger, Empangeni, Richards Bay and Kwambonambi (± 2 hours drive). Turn right at the Eteza / Mapelane Turn off. Cross the railway line and turn left within 400m and follow signage.

From Gauteng
Use the N2 highway pass the towns of Witbank, Bethal, Ermelo, Pietretief, Pongola, Mkhuze, Hluhluwe, Mtubatuba. Remain on the N2 and cross the uMfolozi river, pass the overhead bridge, the road branches off to the left, at the stop street turn left again, continue along the road crossing a train track. Follow signage to the Umfolozi River Lodge & Bird Park.

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