The owners, Lidia and Giel, run this beautiful guesthouse with breathtaking views. umVangati House is intimate (max, 10 guests) which means you'll have privacy to do your own thing, but it still has a cozy home-feel to it.
There are three suits which are separated from the main house so you'll want to get one of these if you can, although the two luxury rooms in the main house are very comfortable as well. All units have king-size beds, air-con and oodles of class.
There's lots to do nearby, such as day-trips to Kruger National Park and exploring the Blyde Canyon.
With gracious hosts, good food, and an amazing location, you'll certainly enjoy your time here.
"Our only regret is not staying longer! We arrived just in time for dinner and our wonderful hosts Kiel & Lidia had a delicious three course meal and local pinotage ready for us. Little did we know at..."
"We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The view is amazing, the staff are extremely helpful and friendly, the food is great and they cater for all types of diets.
Thank you so much Giel and Lidia for..."
"Having stayed at hundreds of hotels in dozens of countries, umVangati House ranks among my favorite ever. With almost no expectations, we booked one night to break up the drive from Johannesburg to..."
"My husband and I recently stayed at the umVangati House as we traveled between the Blyde River Canyon and Kruger areas. While we only booked one night, we immediately regretted it as we entered the..."
"We visited back in April and can’t believe it’s taken this long to review! umvangati house was the first place we stayed when arrived in SA and took our breathe away from the moment we arrived! What..."
By aroundtheworldin2015, San Francisco, California
"Staying at the umVangati House was such a privilege. I am a big traveler - spent 6 months traveling around the world a few years ago - and still, I have never stayed anywhere as special and beautiful..."
"We had wonderful stay at UmVangati House. The house has all you need and has access to all you might want to do in the area. The accommodation was of an extremely high standard ; clean, comfortable..."
"This place is amazing. Great views, isolated and great staff. The pictures on their web site don't really do it justice. We also ate two evening meals their (there is not much else in the area) and..."
"Not often am I lost for words. Not often does one place meet all expectations, more so exceed them. umVangati does. An unexpected gem in the middle of utopia - if quite tranquility is your kind of..."