Surrounded by virgin forests and an unadulterated African landscape of mountains,and ocean views, this well-maintained property consists of three adjoining houses and functions both as a guest house and self-catering establishment. Set in immense, natural gardens with awe inspiring views of the Umzimvubu River, ocean, mountains and nearby golf course.


The Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House is a family-run establishment and the owners/hosts, who reside on the property, are therefore always available to assist with any enquiries. They are renowned for their hospitality and willingness to accommodate whichever requests guests may make, whether it be special guided outings, dietary requirements or whatever. This attitude has also been instilled in the staff, who are exceptionally friendly and willing to assist.

The guestrooms are not particularly large, but are spotlessly clean and comfortably equipped. The honeymoon suite, however, is enormous and offers all required amenities with awe inspiring views (even from the modern bathroom).

The majority of the rooms have excellent views (you can actually watch whales from your room!) and have private entrances and patios where one can relax and enjoy the scenery and abundant birdlife, lulled by the sounds of the ocean.

All rooms are individually furnished, some offering seaview, garden- or riverview.

Most are en-suite with private entrances and veranda. Tea/coffee facilities available in rooms.

Rooms are serviced once daily.

We have family rooms, single rooms, twin bedded rooms, double rooms and a honeymoon suite.

Self-catering options are available on request.