Umdlalo Lodge Front

Tel:039 695-0224

Contact: Manager on Duty

Address: 5 Rethman Drive, Umtentweni

GPS: S30˚ 42.750 E30˚ 28.584

Hours: Mon - Fri: 06h30 - 21h00
Saturday: 07h00 - 22h00
Sunday: 07h30 - 20h00

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The Venue of Choice

Umdlalo Lodge is an upmarket Four Star Guest Lodge with:

  • eight luxurious air conditioned en suite bedrooms plus a romantic honeymoon suite
  • flexible capability to host day conferences for up to 60 delegates
  • wedding venue
  • restaurant  and
  • ladies bar

to complete the all under one roof package, is a large veranda with sea view and a fireplace for chilly evenings.

The lodge, restaurant and facilities are all housed in total privacy surrounded by mature trees to make Weddings, Corporate Functions and Special Events an even more memorable event to be remembered.

Umdlalo Lodge is located in Umtentweni a few minutes North of Port Shepstone, with easy access to the N2 Toll Road, Major Shopping Centres, Golf and Other Recreational Facilities.  Umtentweni Main Beach is within easy walking distance.

Zizi’s Restaurant

The equally well known Zizi’s Restaurant is located within the Lodge and apart from ‘Excellent Dining’; the venue provides a magnificent ambience for those quiet special evenings, the family event or even the business meeting large or small.

Zizi’s is famous for its special starters, Lamb Shanks, Kassler Chops, Surf & Turf and other House Specialities which change regularly.  The Restaurant also caters for vegetarians and special dietary needs.

There is a carefully selected Wine List with wines to compliment all meal choices and preferences.

The Lodge has a full liquor licence.

The restaurant seats 80 people and Vegetarian Meals are catered for.  Dress is Smart Casual.

Breakfast   07h00 – 10h00
Dinner        18h00 – 21h00

Ladies Bar

The Ladies Bar has a very special decor overlooking a significant veranda with comfortable seating, which has good views of the lush gardens. The Ladies Bar is very popular with guests and visitors who enjoy pre-dinner drinks and after dinner cocktails in convivial surroundings.

Wedding Venue

Umdlalo Lodge offers guests the ‘Memory of a Lifetime’ opportunity to be married in a Lavish garden ceremony or a Romantic beach wedding followed by the most elegant of receptions at our now famous Zizi’s Restaurant.

Complete your stay in our decadent and romantic Honeymoon Suite. The Lodge can accommodate 80 guests in the Zizi’s Restaurant and there is a popular dance floor on the adjacent veranda. There is an opportunity to seat up to 120 guests by including tables on the outside veranda.  The magnificent Lodge, the stunning ZiZi’s Restaurant, the Ladies Bar and the Lodge gardens make for a ‘Wedding Venue of Choice’ that will be remembered forever.

  • There are different menu options to suit your needs and budget
  • Venue Hire Costs by quotation
  • Waiters and Barmen are included and the Venue Hire is from 16h00 – 24h00 only.  Service after 00h01 is extra
  • 10% of all food costs are charged as a staff gratuity
  • Cash Bar facility
  • Umdlalo Lodge’s standard furniture and equipment is available at no extra cost
  • Deposits are required with the balance paid one week prior to the event
  • You need to arrange –
    • Music
    • Photographer
    • Flowers
    • Menus on tables
    • Decorations
    • Wedding Cake and Wedding knife
    • Table Cards and Allocations
    • Seating Plan

The above serves only as a guideline and a visit to our Functions Manager is essential to obtain a detailed quotation.

Local Attractions

The South Coast of KZN is a very special place which provides approximately 100 km of pristine sandy coastline and a significant number of Blue Flag Beaches. This coastal strip offers scenic rocky coves and lagoons which together with the warm, Indian Ocean provide excellent fishing, sea sports, diving and swimming activities in total safety. Away from the beaches are several world class golf courses, tennis, squash and bowling clubs that welcome both visitors and locals alike. There are both small and large nature reserves which provide low cost access to hiking and birding trails.

Shelly Beach Shopping Centre and Southcoast Mall together with numerous community centres provide an in depth range of comparison goods all nearby and easily accessible. Hair and Beauty Salons and Gymnasiums are all available a few minute’s drive away.

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for more information on our exquisite accommodation, delectable dishes and unbelievable function packages.

Umdlalo Lodge, your Venue of Choice

Happy customers

The management and staff are so friendly. The place is so beautiful and the food is delicious.

Tholah Mbili

We held a private event at Zizi’s Restaurant at Umdlalo Lodge and were very impressed with the experience. Julius and the staff went out of their way to accommodate our every request. The event room is tasteful, spacious and well appointed with convenient facilities like a sound system and projector. The large covered veranda with fireplace was the perfect place for our guests to relax and enjoy views of the garden. The bar was an ideal option for them to purchase additional drinks. I would definitely book an event here again!

Miluska T