Intaba River Lodge

About Intaba River Lodge, Umzimvubu River

Intaba River Lodge is majestically situated directly on the banks of the Umzimvubu River. Perfect for families this small lodge has a large amount of facilities and activities; the lodge’s very own 18 seater catamaran is used regularly for sunset river cruises and with the helpful staff able to provide a babysitting service it can be a wonderful private evening.

This lodge is in a prime position for observing the sardine run which takes place between the months of May and July where billions of sardines make their way to the East coast of South Africa. 

You can also get incredible views of dolphins and whales (the catamaran can be used to take you out to view these wonderful creatures).

Lodge Details


A luxurious, riverside lodge with an intimate and homely feel.


Situated within towering cliffs on the banks of the Umzimvubu River.

Accommodation & Facilities

The lodge is comprised of spacious, individual thatched roof cottages all complete with their own private en-suite bathroom and shower. They are all individually decorated with authentic African fittings. Walk straight out of your cottage onto the incredible banks of the Umzimvubu River or return from your day of exploring to enjoy a sundowner at the waterfront pub hammocks or keep the kids entertained with a game of volleyball.


Intaba River Lodge offers a mouth-watering A La Carte menu comprising of a delicious blend of traditional South African dishes and more renowned European delights. Each meal time is served in a buffet style and all guests can be catered for including vegetarians and halal meals, so don’t hesitate to make a request to the experienced chefs.


There are a huge range of facilities available at the Intaba River Lodge; one of the main attractions is their very own 18-seater catamaran which is regularly used to take guests out onto the river for bird watching. There are also canoes available all day at no extra charge as well as a games room complete with table tennis and pool table. 

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Intaba River Lodge and there is plenty to keep them occupied, from the playground to the games room. They even have a babysitting service if you wish to spend an evening to yourselves.

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