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umVangati House

South AfricaKruger Park & Panorama RouteBlyde River Canyon Swadini Road


umVangati House 

Tucked away in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa's most glorious scenic destinations, our owner-run umVangati House is sure to restore your sense of peace from the moment you check in. Nature is showing off her beauty here and silence is abundant. 

Understated elegance greets visitors to umVangati House, where a warm welcome sets the ambiance. Our intimate retreat offers friendly service, privacy and exclusivity. Whether it’s for a special occasion like a honeymoon or anniversary, or if only to escape for a weekend, our guesthouse immediately cuts you off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This is the ideal haven for those seeking to slow down, de-stress and repose. 

Our Accommodation 

A rare blend of spacious luxury, modern guest facilities and the surrounding tranquil mountainous setting await you at our guesthouse which is situated 33.6 km southwest of Hoedspruit and has been fitted completely with solar power in February 2024. 

Choose between five stylish and air-conditioned guest units. Wooden walkways lead to the three separate and spacious Mountain View Suites, positioned for privacy and dramatic views of the mountain and a watering hole. The décor echoes the simple tranquillity only nature can offer.  At dusk, a sundowner can be enjoyed on your private deck while being entranced by the ever changing colours of the sky and mood of the magnificent mountain as the sun slips into the time slot of tomorrow. 

The Queen and King guest rooms are situated next to each other at the main house with private entrances and views of the lush African bush. 

A scrumptious breakfast is served on the patio at the main house where you can feast on both the food and the breathtaking view. Our impressive, domed walk-in wine cellar is available for romantic private dinners on request. 


Whether you are a leisure or corporate traveller, you cannot help but fall in love with the breathtaking views found in this area. Wake up each day to take in the iconic mountain views, before exploring the beauty of valleys, mountains, lush bush and awe-inspiring landscapes, and choose from a myriad of things to see, do and experience, such as boat trips, rafting or hot air ballooning. Or simply escape to feel the soft breeze on your face, soak up the fresh mountain air and unwind at umVangati House. 

Whether you are exploring the breathtaking scenery of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, the Panorama Route and the Lowveld, or getting acquainted with African wildlife on a day trip with a safari in Kruger National Park, our centrally located guesthouse is an ideal base to discover this magnificent region. We are also situated close to numerous attractions such as an interesting animal rehabilitation. 

Stargazing at umVangati House is phenomenal. How better to end a blissful day in Africa, but to sit reflecting under the star studded-canopy of the African sky, the vastness of infinite galaxies stretching before you. 

When time comes for you to leave, you will feel a special connection with nature, rested and invigorated by its nourishing silence, ready to take on life again in this busy world of ours.


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