Surrounded by virgin forests and an unadulterated African landscape of mountains, river and ocean views, this well-maintained property consists of four 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 requirements.
They are renowned for their hospitality and willingness to accommodate whatever 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 furnished.
The honeymoon suite, however, is enormous and offers all required amenities with awe inspiring views (even from the modern bathroom) and a fireplace in the well-appointed lounge.
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.
There are numerous hiking trails to secluded waterfalls and spectacular stretches of beach in close proximity to the guest house make for an idyllic vacation.
Our a la carte menu is a fusion of French and Asian cuisine, prepared according to high standards and nicely presented. Overall the restaurant has an aura of understated elegance and sophistication without being overly formal. The prompt, friendly service provided by the hosts adds to the cosy atmosphere, making dinner a relaxed, memorable experience.