Riverbend Chalets and Campsite

1.5km from Umtentweni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Coastal CampsiteNature Reserve CampsiteRiverside CampsiteBackpackersCaravan siteMotorhome siteSelf cateringTent site
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Riverbend Chalets & Campsite is situated in Umtentweni on the Lower South Coast in KwaZulu-Natal, a popular tourist destination. We are about 80 mins drive south of Durban. Situated on the Mtentweni River 2km upriver from the ocean. A private nature reserve, we are fortunate to be surrounded by indigenous bush and forest that attracts abundant bird and small wildlife.

You can paddle to the sea in one of our available for hire Canadian style canoes when the river is full. You are welcome to bring your own river craft, electric motors or paddles only permitted. We cater for holidaymakers and travelers who are looking for quiet camping & accommodation in central but tranquil surroundings. We offer a choice of self-catering accommodation as well as campsites, caravan and tent sites. Our self-catering accommodation option offers 3 x delightful & spacious wooden houses as well as the option of a 2-bedroom cottage plus a small 2 person bungalow in the campgrounds.

All the self-catering units are free standing and pet friendly. The campsite is also pet friendly provided your dogs are sociable, obedient and do not chase the resident birdlife, ponies and wildlife. We are close to all amenities which include a Kwik Spar, Pharmacy, and Post Office, and we are surrounded by many restaurants and pubs in the vicinity too.

Port Shepstone – 5km distance away, is our local business center and has most of the facilities and shops that a visiting tourist would require. Umtentweni and Southport beaches are our closest beaches and are manned by lifeguards. There are also many beaches where it is permitted to walk your dogs. We look forward to your visit!!

Campsite Type

Coastal CampsiteCoastal CampsiteNature Reserve CampsiteNature Reserve CampsiteRiverside CampsiteRiverside Campsite

Campsite Accommodation

BackpackersBackpackersCaravan siteCaravan siteMotorhome siteMotorhome siteSelf cateringSelf cateringTent siteTent site

Campsite Facilities

Ablutions with hot and coldwaterAblutions with hot and coldwaterBraai facilitiesBraai facilitiesChildren play areaChildren play areaDogs allowed by prior arrangementDogs allowed by prior arrangementNo quad bikes allowedNo quad bikes allowedScullerySculleryStands with 220v MainsStands with 220v MainsWater points close to sitesWater points close to sites