The umVangati House which is located in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa's Mpumalanga province, offers spectacular mountainous scenery in a beautiful modern architecturally built house. A place to enjoy the view and relax surrounded by wonderful natural habitat views.
Facilities and Dining
A home-prepared breakfast will start your day on the wooden patio which surrounds the main property. Cool off by taking a swim in the sparkling pristine pool on warm sunny days or sit by the fireplace on those wintry evenings. There is always the possibility of viewing zebras and waterbucks below roam past in the indigenous bush as you lounge on the decking. Private dinners can be arranged in the wine cellar below, a romantic space, where you can enjoy the delights of the local cuisine prepared by the owners' personal interest in good food.
Each of the suites offers total privacy and amazing views of the mountains and have been crafted to the highest standards. The word umVangati translates in the local Swazi language for the native Kiaat tree, which is present in the gardens, and the owners' meticulous attention to detail can be seen through the furniture, carved doors and kitchen pieces, which he has crafted from this indigenous wood.
The luxury spacious King and Queen Suites, with beds to match their respective names, each encased in the finest percale linen, air-conditioning units, luxurious bathroom amenities and free wifi, a telephone, mini-bar and coffee station, alongside an HD TV with an array of DSTV channels.
Activities and Tours
Day trips to Kruger National Park, using the Orpen entrance gate, are just 70km away, making this an ideal venue for visits to this splendid location.
The Blyde River Canyon offers a multitude of experiences from visits to the viewing areas, the Blyderivierspoort Dam Wall is just 12km down the hill and is also worth a visit; many hikes and river rafting experiences to microlight flights over the spectacular canyon can be arranged, and hot-air ballooning over the Blyde River Lowveld. The Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels, Pinnacle Rock and God's Window offer visitors more spectacular viewing sights.
The Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre is 15km away and offers you the chance to find out more about the many creatures that have found hospice here. Whatever you choose to do whilst your stay at umVangati House you are ensured to leave feeling totally rejuvenated and wishing to return soon!
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Luxury King Room
The Luxury King Room is on the ground floor of the main building, having a private entrance from the wooden decking and is adjacent to the Queen Room. This non-smoking room has magnificent views of the indigenous bushveld.
The 30m2 room comes with an extra length King sized bed, an en-suite bathroom with a single-vanity, walk-in shower and luxurious bathroom amenities. This suite has fine percale-linen, a business-style desk, free Wi-Fi and a telephone. For your entertainment, an array of DStv channels are on the HDTV. A coffee machine alongside a mini-bar is in the room.
Luxury Queen Room
The Luxury Queen Room is on the ground floor of the main building, having a private entrance from the wooden decking and is adjacent to the King Room. This non-smoking room has magnificent views of the indigenous bushveld.
The 26m2 guest room comes with a queen sized bed, an en-suite bathroom with a single-vanity, walk-in shower and luxurious bathroom amenities. This suite has fine percale-linen, a business-style desk, free Wi-Fi and a telephone. For your entertainment, an array of HD DStv channels and a mini-bar is in the room.
Mountain View Suite 1
The Mountain View Suites provide ample of space for a comfortable stay. The Suites are well appointed and feature convenient amenities.
- HD Dstv
- Business Desk
- Tea and Coffee station
- Mini Bar
- Hair dryer
- Safety box
- Free WiFi
- Alarm Clock with Bluetooth and USB.
Mountain View Suite 2
Mountain View Suite 3
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Take the R21 in a southern direction towards Boksburg. (6km)
Get onto the N12 towards Emalahleni. (114km)
Continue to Belfast on the N4 (86km)
Take the R33 turnoff to Belfast. (3km) DO NOT continue towards the R36 road at this point if your GPS suggests it – this road is in a very bad condition.
In Belfast take the R540 towards Dullstroom. (33km)
At Dullstroom continue on the R540 towards Lydenburg (Mashishing). (55km)
At Lydenburg (Mashishing) get on the R36 (this section is good) towards Ohrigstad. (48km)
Continue on the R36 towards Hoedspruit over the mountain and through the JG Stryijdom Tunnel and continue on the R527 (70km) Please note that Route R36 change to R527
Turn right on the Orpen / Driehoek road BEFORE crossing the Blyde River.
Continue on the road until T-Junction. (14km)
Turn right towards Swadini.
Turn left at the umVangati House sign. (500m)
From Nelspruit / Kruger International Airport
From the airport turn right onto the R538
Follow the R538 towards White River until the first traffic light. (12km)
At the traffic light turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview.
Continue on the R40 towards Hazyview. (44km)
At Hazyview turn left at T-junction staying on the R40 and continue to Klaserie. (74km)
Continue on the R40 towards Klaserie. - DO NOT turn off on the ORPEN road.
At Klaserie, pass under the bridge – stay on the R531.
Continue until the Swadini turn off (R2189) to the left. (18km)
Continue on the D2189 and turn left at the umVangati House sign. (6km)
On site parking facilities are provided for guests.