Break away to a malaria free area and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and get pampered with personalized service in the ultimate tranquil surroundings at Amazian Mountain River Lodge.
Amazian is a privately owned lodge, situated in the Southern Drakensberg, near the uKhahlamba
World Heritage site.
Relax in one of our seven luxury honeymoon suites over looking the river,
complete with spa baths and heating facilities.
Enjoy a spectacular view whilst having:
- a de-stress aromatherapy hot stone or crystal stone massage treatment,
- sipping champagne in our the hot water Onsens spa/Jacuzzi,
- working out in our open air gym,
- lounging at our pool,
- or detoxing in our steam room .
The lodge also hosts a bridge or chess area, TV area, reading area, restaurant and more formal
lounge area with a large fireplace. An outside deck area has the most magnificent views of the river and mountains.
The double rooms offer the luxury of two three quarter beds. All rooms are non-smoking.
All our rooms are equipped with the best in luxury - two armchairs and DSTV, spa bath, lockable safe,
under floor heating. Our beds are of an orthopaedic design and offer the most luxury in sleeping
comfort, with Down Duvets and Down Pillowcases.
Our two very private rooms separated from the lodge can easily be used for a family unit.
No children under 15.
Our chef specialises in African fusion dishes making every meal a new gourmet discovery!
We endeavour to where possible cater for all medical related food variations provided that
we are notified in advance.
Dinner bookings are to be made at breakfast.
Attractions & Activities
Go for a beautiful scenic walk to the gorge or to our Labyrinth.
Go for a romantic quad bike picnic or meet our resident otter family and monitor lizard while
rowing up the river on our fisherman boat.
For the avid fly fisherman try you hand at catching wild rainbow or brown trout on the 3,5km
of pristine river frontage.
Test the river with our comfortable tubes on a mild 1½ hr journey or book an hour’s Archery lesson
in Robin Hood’s little forest and get the adrenalin rush of hitting a bulls eye!
Recharge and explore the beautiful mountain scenery on horseback, go on a guided Bushman’s rock art
hike, hike into the world heritage site, birding, fauna and flora tours or explore
the legendary Sani’s Pass.
For the avid birdwatcher over 300 bird species are found in the area.
End the day with a lesson in astronomy learning more about our stars and planets
topped with a glass of port or gluwine.
The legendary Alan Paton’s Express offers scheduled train trips reliving the past and an
experience of traveling back in time in one of the only trains of its kind still operational.
For the rugby or sports fanatics the big screen LCD 42” TV gets switched on (if there is a big match)
and we celebrate afterwards with a traditional “potjie” or “braaivleis” dinner.
Be prepared to be overwhelmed with wonder!
Umzimkulu River Lodge offers serviced, B&B or Self catering family accommodation. Set on a spectacular bend of the Umzimkulu River. Just 2 hours from DBN and 6 hrs from Johannesburg in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.