Hello Lynn and Steven,
Thank you for a wonderful weekend in the Giant.. my whole family loved the accommodation and the river tubbing was a big hit. We will certainly be back!

Carol Boswell

- Carol Boswell - Feb 2020


Onyema and I would like to say a very huge THANK YOU to you.

We should start by explaining that this was in fact our honeymoon stay and based on our budget the lodge ticked all the boxes for us. It was affordable, comfortable, cosy (even though we couldn't get the fire going lol) and just what we needed to relax and put our feet up.

So we are from different countries Onyema is Nigerian and I am South African. Now in Nigeria they drive on the opposite side of the road so coupled with wedding stress we didn't want to give my new husband the added pressure of navigating our roads. So we would like to say thank you so much to Stephen and Kyle for your assistance with transport, you really went the extra mile to accommodate us and we appreciate it.

The cherry on top of it all. On "boxing day" was Onyema's birthday so I began to make arrangements in advance. Lynn we really hoped to thank you in person. The set was spectacular, the view, the food on point and of cause we thank God for the awesome weather. My expectations had been exceeded, if you could only see the joy and appreciation from the man of the hour, let's just say it was more than heart warming.
Thank you guys, thanks to your awesome staff and thanks for a wonderful honeymoon stay.
We will certainly be recommending you to friends and family.
Stay blessed
Onyema and Tasmyn Odih

- Tasmyn


Little gem in the country Just back from a fabulous two-night break at Umzimkulu River Lodge. I don't have enough good things to say. A magic location right on the river. Friendly super helpful staff, good, wholesome home cooked meals to order. The list goes on! Highly recommended!

- Anne de Chazal, 21 April 2011

South Africa

We spent an evening in Pygmy cottage and absolutely loved it. You truly have a piece of heaven and thank you for sharing it with us. I wish we could have stayed longer but we will be back in December with friends to enjoy it more. Thank you to Nuh and Bongani, you really do go the extra mile and are very friendly. I must say we especially loved the cats that curled up on our laps in front of the fire. Really made us feel at home.

- Candace du Bruyn, 23 August 2010

South Africa

We had an opportunity of Very comfortable stay for 3 nights at this riverside huge 5 bedroom bungalow fully equipped well maintained Like you are in the comfort of your own home. Very aesthetic selection of every thing stored, Displayed, Very GOOD collection of books , a nice, chess board , scenic surrounding. We would like to come again. with family and friends to enjoy the nature.

Thanks to the Owner.

- Vidyadhar Shastri

Mumbai, India

We stayed in Pied A in April 2011 and had a wonderful time. Now, almost a year later we have returned to this lovely little cottage facing the mighty Umzimkulu and are already planning our next visit! Thank you to Stephen for being an excellent host!

- Melanie and Martin

East London RSA

What a pleasant stay! This s a truly marvellous setting for a break away from the city! Many fun outdoor activities made our stay very enjoyable. The Tubing “for all ages” was relaxing and fun. The semi-wild gardens are beautiful and a perfect setting in the countryside. Looking forward to our next visit.

- Anton & Jonike


Dear Steve & Lynn

Just want to say a big thank you for the awesome stay we had with you this weekend. We were so impressed with everything and had a ball .

It was so nice that the cottage was so well equipped, plenty of hot water, electric blankets, lovely rooms and beds, wonderful staff etc. We cannot say enough good things about our stay - the dinner we had was absolutely divine and we will definitely be back.

Thanks once again, take care.

Warm regards

Cheryl Jones

- Cheryl Jones


We really cannot thank you enough for the way in which you both created an atmosphere in which we were able to celebrate with so much joy and happiness. Your arrangements and the food were perfect.It all added to making the occasion very special.
Thank you again
Kind Regards
Alison and Terry (Geddes)

- Allison & Terry Geddes