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.
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 has 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.
Day trips to Kruger National Park, using the Orpen entrance gate, are just 70 km 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 12 km 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!