Experience the untamed nature of the Wild Coast…between the forested hills lies a piece of heaven.

Umtendwe is a small private nature reserve with two thatched luxury African-style holiday cottages. Situated alongside the beach and a small lagoon, the cottages are surrounded by unspoilt nature at its best – pristine beaches, bays, milkwood trees, green hills and lush forest provide the setting for an idyllic stay at this amazing gem of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Coast.

The living areas of the cottages flow to shady, wind-protected areas under the milkwood trees, a mere few metres from the beach and small lagoon. There are many shaded forested areas for reading, dining or simply chilling, each with its own character. This area is ideal for parents and children, with safe and convenient swimming and playing areas along the Umtendwe lagoon. A special feature of this site is the wind protection around the cottages and the sheltered serene decks around the lounges and bedrooms.

The two cottages each have three large double bedrooms, each with its own entrance and small deck – an arrangement ideally suited to sharing holidays with friends and relatives, as it provides a degree of privacy away from various areas for social activities. The six bathrooms are attractive and complement the flowing, African beach cottage design and atmosphere. Guests especially enjoy the outdoor shower and hammock under the milkwoods, which beckon after a long and hot beach walk!


Umtendwe - not just a holiday facility or beach house, but surely the outworking of your dream and vision. Thanks for a memorable weekend!

Thank you so much, you found and created a place to behold.

Definitely the kind of place to return to time and time again.

What enticing outdoor nooks, crannies and glades you have created for picnics, chill-outs etc.

Two of our most memorable holidays ever!

The kids loved every minute of it and so did we.

We had a marvelous time. The cottages are divine – well designed & perfectly appointed and decorated.

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