About Umtendwe

Experience the untamed nature of the Wild Coast…between the lush hills, riverine forests and unspoilt sea shore 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.

Umtendwe has proven to be a great holiday venue to get away from it all, and enjoy the beach and nature to the full.
It is praised as a romantic getaway, a wonderful place for reuniting with one's family and friends, with its own unique peace around the shady milkwoods on the banks of the little lagoon, so convenient for parents with small children, and the elderly.
It is the perfect place to train for outdoor trail activities, and is a part of the trails of the many cycling and running events held in this area. Umtendwe ishas good surfing and fishing spots.
Umtendwe is a paradise for nature photographers and birdlovers.