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About Umzimkulu River Marina

We are situated on the south bank of the Umzimkulu River which flows through the town of Port Shepstone. We have five self-contained units with three to four beds, and all units open out onto a grass embankment that is right on the edge of the river. Each unit has its own verandah and braai area, or visitors may picnic anywhere on the river banks.

Fishing from the embankment is good for salmon, bream, perch and grunter or we can take you out fishing in our ski boat where good catches of yellow tail, salmon, rock cod and many more species are easily boated. The famous Sandpit is at the mouth of the river and easily accessible by boat launched at our river site. This is also a great spot for shade during the summer season.

The sardine run in June and July is a special experience. If fishing is not your activity, we can take you on a sea safari to spot the dolphins, turtles or even whales in season. An easy launch site allows you to bring your own boat.

We have barge cruises on the river that are a special treat. Sunset booze cruises can be arranged and we have a restaurant that is located a few hundred metres up the river with a gorgeous deck overlooking the river. Access is by road or by river barge. Awaken to the sound of our resident fish eagles as well as many other birds and small animals such as the tree hyrax and the leguans.

  • Response Rate: 86%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 54 Reviews


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Umzimkulu River Marina Rooms

Reviews for Umzimkulu River Marina

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Raheema Sayed
22 December 2020

I loved the warm welcome & hospitality.

Julie Els
27 September 2020

I absolutely loved the place. Will definately go back

Yegash Chetty
13 January 2020

We celebrated our son's 8th birthday.........so it was an awesome trip.......a huge thank you to Sean our River boat captain......so is to some awesome spots to catch fish.Please see the below links......also like & share the pages.......pleas like & share the video of Sivy catching a big 🐟https://youtu.be/gU8LjeSGLR8https://youtu.be/BtrjURK1NrIThe place is very peaceful & relaxing.....😊😊😊We will definitely be back.

Kea Mathikge
08 January 2020

Loved every moment of my stay there. Feels like home away from home.

Renita Lotter
02 January 2020

Geraldine was very accommodating and kind. It is very good value for money. The kitchen is well equipped. The barge cruise was a highlight for everyone. We loved hearing the fish eagles during the day and seeing the fireflies at night. Our son enjoyed the fishing, kayaking and the special swing. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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Umzimkulu River Marina is 1.6km from the centre of Port Shepstone , the nearest airport 19.2km (Margate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling