Umthi Lodge, Wildlife, Heated Pool, Battery Backup

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Entire home hosted by Richard

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 3.5 baths
Designed by
Francois D. Theron
Fast Wi-Fi
At 52 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.

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Umthi Lodge is a guesthouse on a private nature reserve in South Africa, with views of wild game all around. Situated on the unspoiled natural coastline of the Eastern Cape, with private access to a beautiful beach and lagoon. Sleeps 8 people plus a cot bed. Free unlimited high speed WiFi.

The pool is heated all year round, and the house has a Tesla battery and solar system to ensure it always has reliable energy supply.

Note: We don't accept bookings of large groups for a weekend.

The space
The guesthouse has four well designed bedrooms for 8 people to sleep in comfort. The guesthouse provides three bathrooms (2 en-suite) and a downstairs guest toilet. The flexible, open-plan architecture provides large reception areas that open onto a pool deck.

The guesthouse has been furnished to the highest standards to guarantee a perfect restful break in the beauty of nature.

The house has a heated pool all year round. The use of the pool is at your own risk and a net cover is available if you have small children.

There is a watering hole to view wild antelope a short distance from the house - care should be taken not to let small children wander down to the watering hole unattended.

Lounge: The lounge is sunken down from the rest of the house and set behind a large screen of African river reeds. The custom made corner suite is positioned in front of a JetMaster woodburning stove, keeping you warm and cosy in Winter. The floor is covered in a large jute rug from India. The double aspect corner windows view out to the Indian Ocean to the South and to the watering hole, dune forest and savannah to the north. The lounge is equipped with a Samsung 50” UHD 4k TV, connected to WiFifor streaming DSTV and online movie channels such as Netflix. A Samsung Sound Bar is also installed below the TV.

Dining Room: The dining room has a large custom made solid oak dining table which can seat 10 people. Opening out to the pool deck –the 6m wide folding aluminum doors can slide back to create an al fresco dining environment.

Kitchen: The kitchen has been specified to the highest standards and provides:

•Granite worktops
•Double door American style fridge freezer by Siemens, with filtered water and crushed ice dispenser
•Ceramic ultra wide low profile hob by Siemens
•LED counter top lighting
•Built in microwave an electronic oven by Siemens
•Built in Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer by Siemens

Main En-suite: The main bedroom has a magnificent view over the savannah and out to sea. From here you can spot whales and dolphins whilst sitting in bed - but you will need binoculars!

The bathroom has a free standing Libra bath by Kate Woburn, set below the large corner opening windows that look out over the dune forest. Double hand basins are set on a solid oak, sand-weathered washstand. There is also a walk-in shower, a toilet room, and timer controlled heated towel rails.

This bedroom has been dressed to the highest specifications with:
•King size extra length bed (183x200cm) by Rest Assured with MQ10* Bed technology specifically designed for the best hotels
•Cotton quilted mattress protector by Sheraton
•100% cotton percale 200 thread count sheets and oxford duvet covers by Sheraton
•100% Goose down duvet by Granny Mouse
•Natural Cotton Cell Blanket
•Natural cotton coverlet by Linenhouse
•Four Sheradown king-size pillows by Sheraton, with 100% cotton percale 200 thread count oxford pillow cases
•Full blockout wave-pleat curtains by Hertex with matching scatter cushions
•100% cotton towels from Boardmans Hotel Collection
* Rest Assured MQ10: Designed specifically for the hotel industry, this bed is made with the Heritage Bonnell Coil which offers a firmer support mattress with a luxurious feel. Its classic Bonnell hourglass-shaped coils and firm, reconstituted foam provides optimum support, while high-density foam and fiber conforms to your body’s contours, providing surface comfort and the luxurious feel of the mattress. The Heritage provides a perfect fit that cushions the body and cradles you in comfort.

Guest En-suite: The guest en-suite has double aspect corner window views over the savannah and beach dunes. The bathroom has a free standing Libra bath by Kate Woburn, set below the large corner opening windows that look out to a tall sandy dune. Timer controlled heated towel rail.

This bedroom has been dressed to the highest specifications with:
•Queen size bed (152x188xcm) by Rest Assured with MQ10* bed technology, specifically designed for the best hotels
•Cotton quilted mattress protector by Sheraton
•100% cotton percale 200 thread count sheets and duvet covers by Sheraton
•Sheradown duvet by Sheraton
•Natural Cotton Cell Blanket
•Natural cotton coverlet by Linenhouse
•Four Sheradown pillows by Sheraton with 100% cotton percale 200 thread count oxford pillow cases
•Full blockout wave-pleat curtains by Biggie Best with matching scatter cushions
•100% cotton towels from Boardmans Hotel Collection
•Timer controlled heated towel rail
* Rest Assured MQ10: Designed specifically for the hotel industry, this bed is made with the Heritage Bonnell Coil which offers a firmer support mattress with a luxurious feel. Its classic Bonnell hourglass-shaped coils and firm, reconstituted foam provides optimum support, while high-density foam and fibre conforms to your body’s contours, providing surface comfort and the luxurious feel of the mattress. The Heritage provides a perfect fit that cushions the body and cradles you in comfort

Third and forth bedrooms: The third and forth bedrooms are each provided with two single beds. These rooms open out on to a balcony deck that views to the north over the dune forests and beyond. From this elevated position you can see a variety of birds – including heron, eagles, hawks, weavers and hornbills.

These two bedrooms share a bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet, timer controlled heated towel rail, and hand basin mounted on a solid oak sand weathered washstand. The guest en-suite bedroom also provides optional door access to use the bath should guests staying in these two bedrooms wish to use this flexibility.

The third and forth bedrooms have been dressed to the highest specifications, each with:
•Two single beds (92x188xcm) by Rest Assured with Geo Matrix* bed technology.
•Cotton quilted mattress protectors by Sheraton
•100% cotton percale 200 thread count sheets and duvet covers by Sheraton
•Sheradown duvets by Sheraton
•Natural Cotton Cell Blanket for each bed
•Sheradown pillows with 100% cotton percale 200 thread count oxford pillow cases
•Full blockout wave-pleat curtains by Biggie Best with matching scatter cushions
•100% cotton towels from Boardmans Hotel Collection
* Rest Assured Matrix Geo Beds: These beds are made with the new infinity coil system. The pressure that is applied to the bed by your body spreads out across the mattress not straight down like standard mattresses. This creates a unique feeling that takes the strain of your body with excellent support. The Rest Assured Matrix Geo mattress is between soft and firm - firm enough for back support but with added comfort for a good night sleep.

Entry to the Kenton Eco Estate is controlled 24/7 via the gatehouse. The property has private security protection with a 24hr security response team and regular patrols to monitor the game and ensure safety and protection of its residents. The game reserve is surrounded by electric fencing.

Services and cleaning: Umthi Lodge is serviced and cleaned every week day and sheets and towels are changed weekly – this is all inclusive in the rates.

Energy and Water: The house has its own water storage facility with a capacity of 60,000 litres of rain water and in additional has main water supply as back-up. Electricity is included in the rates, and the house has a Tesla battery and solar system to ensure it is always has reliable energy supply so ESKOM power outages are no problem.

Location: The lodge is near Kenton on Sea and Bushmans River are situated in the Eastern Cape along the R72 Sunshine Coast Tourist Route, between the cities of Port Elizabeth and East London. The nearest airport is in Port Elizabeth with regular flights to and from all the major city centers of South Africa. Kenton is also situated only 15 minutes from Port Alfred with its brand new Rosehill shopping mall and only 30 minutes away from the settler city of Grahamstown, home to Rhodes University and the excellent private schools of St Andrews, DSG and Kingswood. Arts and crafts in the region are well represented every year at the famous National Arts Festival which is also held in Grahamstown during Winter.
Address:
17 Heron Heights
Kenton Eco Estate
Kenton-on-Sea
6191

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 toddler bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Ocean view
Resort view
Beach access
Kitchen
Fast Wi-Fi: 52 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Private outdoor pool – available all year, heated
50" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Fire TV, Netflix, premium cable, Standard cable
Free washing machine – In unit
Security cameras on property

7 nights in Kenton-on-Sea

15 Aug 2022 - 22 Aug 2022

4.86 out of 5 stars from 153 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Umthi Lodge is on a 230-hectare nature reserve, which is safe to walk around as there are no large game. There are 6 other houses on the nature reserve. Close by are the large big-5 game reserves of Kariega, Sibuya and the Addo Africa Elephant park.

The location of Umthi Lodge is on natural grassland bordering indigenous forest. From the lodge you can view game as they wander over the savannah and you can view into the indigenous dune forest where you can see antelope such as Bushbuck and Oribi. Immediately below the lodge is a small watering hole where game can often be seen in the mornings.

Hosted by Richard

  1. Joined in July 2015
  • 156 Reviews
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We live in London and enjoy visiting the beautiful country of South Africa. We took on a project to build Umthi Lodge and it is now available for guests to visit. It provides a unique guest house experience, situated in a nature reserve on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world at Kenton in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The lodge encompasses our love of architectural design, outdoor adventure and wildlife.
We live in London and enjoy visiting the beautiful country of South Africa. We took on a project to build Umthi Lodge and it is now available for guests to visit. It provides a u…

Co-hosts

  • Alan
  • Marizka

During your stay

Please contact me by email or phone if you need anything during your stay

If you have any local questions and need assistance during your stay, please talk to the Pam Golding team or the gatehouse security

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy