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umVangati House

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Swadini Road Blyde River Canyon, Hoedspruit 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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wvlooy wrote a review 6 Nov
Grobbendonk, Belgium1 contribution
We were very impressed how the owners combined & managed the integration of the "bush/nature" with a luxury & open "living experience". The benefits of the wildlife without the negative feeling or risks being chased by bugs or other annoying creatures.... And that in combination of a superb kitchen lead by Lydia & Hill. Thank you, we enjoyed the days in umVangati House as one of the highlights of our tour.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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cwiebo851637 wrote a review 2 Nov
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The lodge and its separate villas for the guests are amazing. We liked the high-grade wooden interior and handmade timber furniture of its best. Lidias cooking is extraordinary and we felt so welcome! Next time we will definitely stay longer.
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Response from Giel Geldenhuys, Owner at umVangati House
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guests, Thank you for this great review and appreciation of our small little guesthouse. We agree, you need more time here to see Nature showing off her beauty, her magic and her moods. It will be a great pleasure to welcome you back. Best wishes, Giel, Lidia and Staff
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The Audleys wrote a review Oct 2021
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This accommodation took our breath away. We were mesmorised from the moment we arrived until we had to leave. Everything was absolutely perfect. Location, views, food, hosts, rooms, everything. Highly recommend. If you get the chance to dine in their wine cellar, you're in for a treat. Our honeymoon was made so much more special by finding this gem. Thank you for allowing us this amazing opportunity to experience such a luxury. Would love to revisit in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Giel Geldenhuys, Owner at umVangati House
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guests, Thank you for choosing umVangati House for your honeymoon celebration. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great time here - may the memories be with you forever. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back! Best wishes, Giel, Lidia and Staff.
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SARAH H wrote a review Oct 2021
Atlanta, Georgia19 contributions19 helpful votes
My husband and I had a remarkable two nights with Lidia and Giel in what is truly a 5 star experience! Friends joined us for a night as well and we had a lovely dinner in the wine cellar which was outstanding! The suites are spacious and gorgeously designed. The detail around the care of your stay is without equal. They've done an incredible job of creating an oasis that is aesthetically stimulating in a location of stunning beauty that leaves you feeling as if you're the only people in the world. The food and wine are excellent and we would absolutely recommend this and would quickly stay again. It's rare to find such a concept so expertly executed! Thanks to Lidia and Giel for their vision!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: The suites are positively worth it!
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Response from Giel Geldenhuys, Owner at umVangati House
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Serah H. THANK YOU for this great review! It inspires us ! It also makes us counting our blessings once again: our most beautiful setting, our faithful staff and guests like you ! Thank you for your appreciation and presence in our home - it was a delight to serve you. Till we meet again! Best wishes, Giel, Lidia and Staff.
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Jill wrote a review Oct 2021
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This place is INCREDIBLE. The hosts are the nicest people. The views are even nicer than the photos make it look, and the same with the actual place There's a huge open area in the main house and two decks. Then the rooms also have incredible views. We had dinner each night and breakfast each day and all the meals were great and very filling! Would highly recommend coming out here and seeing Blyde River Canyon and enjoying this incredible home.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Any of the suites are amazing!
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate every word and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes, Giel, Lidia and Staff.
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PRICE RANGE
US$123 - US$401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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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 (4.8 km), Godding & Godding (6.1 km), and Kingfisher Gallery (6.1 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.