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umVangati House

Swadini Road Blyde River Canyon, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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Tucked away in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa's most glorious scenic destinations, umVangati House is sure to restore your sense of peace from the moment you check in. Nature is showing off her beauty here and silence is abundant. Understated elegance greets visitors to umVangati House, where a warm friendly welcome sets the ambiance. This intimate owner-run retreat offers friendly service, privacy and exclusivity. Whether it's for a special occasion like a honeymoon or anniversary, or if only to escape for a weekend, umVangati House immediately cuts you off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This is the ideal haven for those seeking to slow down, de-stress and repose. Wake up each day to take in the iconic views of the Mountain, before taking your pick form a host of things to see, do and experience. Or simply escape to feel the soft breeze on your face, soak up the Mountain air and unwind at umVangati House. Wooden walkways lead to the three separate and spacious air-conditioned Mountain View Suites, positioned for privacy and dramatic Mountain views. At dusk, a sun downer can be enjoyed on your private deck while being entranced by the ever changing colors of the sky and mood of the Magnificent Mountain as the sun slips into the time slot of tomorrow. Two Luxury Guest rooms are situated next to each other at the main house with private entrances, air-conditioning and views of the lush bush. The rooms and suites have been designed to embody the mountain and the decor echoes the simple tranquility only nature can offer. A scrumptious breakfast is served at the Main house on the patio where you can feast on both the food and the breathtaking view. UmVangati House's impressive walk-in domed wine cellar, is available for romantic private dinners on request. When time comes for you to leave umVangati House you will feel a special connection with nature, rested and invigorated, ready to take on life again in this busy world of ours.
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
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English, Afrikaans
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Eric L wrote a review Mar 2024
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We had an incredible experience at UmVangati House. I can't express how much we enjoyed our time and wish we had stayed longer. Danielle, Liam, Tolerance, Lucky and the rest of the staff were so inviting and professional during our trip. They welcomed us and it immediately felt like a true retreat. We have not stopped talking about the meals since we left. Liam is a special talent. Every single dish was 10/10 and even in the U.S. it is difficult to find food that consistently good. We were thoroughly spoiled by everyone. They have created a wonderful atmosphere and we hope to be able to make it back one day. If you are considering UmVangati House, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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rc0709 wrote a review Nov 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed at UmVangati House for 7 nights. As always it’s was amazing. Lidia and Giel are the most genuine, welcoming and fun owners we have ever met. The property is outstanding. Load shedding…. !… Not here… 100% lights, air con, Wi-Fi, power.. 100% of the time … Giel and his wonderful son Jaco have installed state of the art solar panels power and battery system.. no power outages .. ever…. Just as we thought UmVangati could not get any better, 2 new fantastic additions to the team… Danielle and Liam… the most amazing talanted chefs you will ever be luckey enough to meet. The food is world class. They bring the dining experience to another level. Danielle also manages the guest experience from arrival through your whole stay. Her knowledge of the area is encyclopedic. Danielle and Liam are passionate about creating a wonderful stay for guests, with the most delicious food. Their professionalism and enthusiam is outstanding. We have already booked up to visit again in March. Thank you all for such a wonderful time. Rick and Lucie
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Book a suite. The views of the wildlife at the watering hole is amazing. The food is world class.
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Brucevdb wrote a review Nov 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at UmVangati for one night on 6 November 2023. The quality of the accommodation is very good and the view of the mountains from the living areas of the house is amazing. Lidia, the owner, was very helpful in booking our boat trip on the Blydepoort dam which we enjoyed very much. The food produced by Lidia was outstanding. Highly recommended Bruce & Dianne
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Jrossp wrote a review Oct 2023
Portsmouth, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
From the moment you arrive at umVangati House you know you have come across somewhere very special. Lidia (the owner and host with her husband Giel) met us outside the property and led us inside. The property (built by the owners) is amazing being beautifully designed and furnished but the real highlight is when you look across to the deck and infinity pool to the most unbelievable views up the canyon. The views are incredible and you feel you are floating above it all. There are no other houses or roads in sight just the beautiful trees and mountains with the view constantly changing as the sun and clouds move. We stayed in one of the Villa rooms below the main house and it too was fantastic with a huge bedroom and bathroom plus a balcony facing the small animal watering hole and the imposing mountains. To cap it all we had a beautiful three course meal prepared by Lidia and served in the wine cellar washed down with some of Giel’s excellent wine. Everything about umVangati House is first class and Lidia, Giel and their family make you feel very welcome. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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vickyreddy2022 wrote a review Oct 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
Dear Lidia and Family Thank you for the most amazing few days in this beautiful part of our country. Your hospitality was second to none and the attention to detail was world class . There meals you provided were delicious and the presentation was a delight to one’s eyes. Thank you again Will certainly be back and recommend your guest house to family and friends Regards Vicky Reddy
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Lucia_Thomas wrote a review Oct 2023
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From the moment we arrived, we experienced a world class treatment. We were warmely welcomed by the host Teressa, who showed us around this Beautiful house and led us to our cosy room. The location is phenomenal and the landscape is amazing, its always a bonus when you arrive at a place and it looks better than the pictures. The rooms are specious and clean. we were treated to fresh and delicious 3 couse meals. The cherry on top is the occational visits of the wild life animals at your door step. My husband and i had a wonderful stay and we will without a doubt be coming back.
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CeciliaM wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had the privilege to stay at UmVangati House for two nights for my daughter's 28th birthday. Lidia and Giel went out of their way to make our stay special. We had dinner in the beautiful wine cellar the night before and a champagne breakfast the next morning on the patio overlooking the majestic mountains. The food, freshly prepared by Lidia, was out of this world! The views from the main living area are breathtaking. The bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms are beautiful, spacious and well equipped. The lodge is on a private reserve, and one must drive a short way up to the lodge - so it is quiet and private but very well located for all the nearby attractions. You would probably see some Zebra, Giraffe or Nyalas on the way to the gate or at the waterhole that can be seen from the lodge. Thank you so much for making our stay memorable - we will definitely visit again.
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Bridget D wrote a review Sept 2023
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We loved every minute of our stay here, the views from the property are stunning. It is a superb location, very peaceful but equally lots to do nearby. The property itself is beautiful, one of the most amazing properties we have seen. The hosts were exceptional, extremely kind and helpful and the food was so delicious, our stay couldn't have been better, we will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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33map wrote a review Aug 2023
Miami, Florida148 contributions91 helpful votes
Our whole family (11 of us aged 7 to 78) just spent 4 glorious days at Umvagati House and I cannot describe how perfect everything was. The rooms are beautifully appointed. There isn't a detail that is overlooked. You will be greeted by Gil, Lydia and Jacu all family members who will be your perfect hosts. And by the time you leave you will wish they could come with you. The food is unsurpassable. Thank you to the whole team!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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C R wrote a review Aug 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia164 contributions70 helpful votes
The best place we stayed on our 2 week trip. The views are incredible. Even when the canyon is hazy, from this point you have amazing clear views. The house and rooms are incredible. We have never seen a better designed place, down to the last detail. The hosts are so welcoming, it feels like a home stay. The food is amazing, dont miss a chance to have dinner, our best meal in SA. Their unique pet cat is the cherry on top.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about umVangati House
Which popular attractions are close to umVangati House?
Nearby attractions include Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (4.7 km), Kingfisher Gallery (6.0 km), and Godding & Godding (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at umVangati House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at umVangati House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at umVangati House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at umVangati House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at umVangati House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at umVangati House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does umVangati House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.