Self Catering Accommodation on the South Coast of KZN

Posted by Louis on Tue June 9, 2020 in Covid 19 and Self Catering Accommodation.

Umtamvuna View Cabanas is open for business, All Covid 19 precautions are active and adhered to

Umtamvuna View Cabanas is located on the Lower South Coast holiday town of Port Edward. This beautiful South Coast destination with views of the Umtamvuna River and surrounding Mountain which separates the Eastern Cape and Kwa Zulu Natal. A large variety of birdlife can be seen from the comfort of your Cabana veranda or while relaxing in the pool.

You will find Umtamvuna View Cabanas to be the perfect home base while you explore the area. Umtamvuna View Cabanas offers luxury Self-catering accommodation with panoramic views of the mountains, gorge, the Umtamvuna River and a glimpse of the sea. All cabanas are well equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Life as we know it has changed drastically, we want you to 'Corona -escape' and to celebrate and appreciate Port Edward's meandering beauty of mountains, river and sea.  Umtamvuna View Cabanas is named after the sweet waters of the Umtamvuna River which flows from inland through the Gorge and Nature Reserve down to the sea.  Umtamvuna View Cabanas is more than just elegant Self-Catering Accommodation; it's a place defined by peace, show stopping mountain views and where the senses become re-awakened and rejuvenated.

To further secure your safety and to keep contact to a minimum, we ask you to assist us by paying your account in full via bank transfer or in full on the "book now" button provided on the web page.  

Please inform Umtamvuna View Cabanas in advance of your expected arrival time to enable us to make your arrival as safe and convenient for you with the minimum of contact to safe guard you and your loved ones..


Check in Procedure:

Screening of guests on arrival has become compulsory. Therefore, in order to prevent an infected person from checking in guests will be required to:

  • Wear a Mask
  • Complete and sign a questionnaire in advance
  • Allow their temperature to be scanned with a thermal scanner upon arrival
  • Sanitize hands on arrival

All Guest’s with temperature within the normal range and do not show any symptoms will still be required to sanitize their hands and proceed to check-in. 

Where a guest’s temperature is high (actual temperature at screening should not exceed 37.5 degrees Celsius) and/or they have symptoms of the virus they will be disallowed to check-in and will be requested to visit a medical facility.

Staff hand sanitizers (alcohol based) have been rolled out in back of house areas (such as office, laundry and bathrooms) as well as front of house guest areas (such as reception desk/ lounge).

Guest hand sanitizers (alcohol based) are placed in easy reach of guests in public areas with a notice encouraging regular use.

Personal hygiene, including the importance of washing hands frequently and thoroughly; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; practicing respiratory hygiene (sneezing and coughing into a tissue that is safely discarded or the crook of the elbow), and avoiding touching one’s face;

Regular routine cleaning of public areas such as counters, hand rails, door knobs, back office surfaces and front desk surfaces are wiped down on a regular routine throughout the day, with a polycide chemical (a disinfectant cleaner) that kills viruses;

Protective wear such as protective gloves, aprons and face masks are issued to housekeeping (Please note during this time and to minimize contact there will be no house keeping unless arranged in advance.  Please  get prices from the office for this extra service.)

Avoiding close contact with anyone who is coughing, sneezing and feverish.  Anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness to be reported to the office for further action to take place, such as contacting the NICD hotline.

The NICD Hotline is available to all staff and guests. In the event that anyone feels ill. the South African Department of Health advises first phoning the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) helpline rather than going straight to a medical facility, to prevent potential contamination. The NICD hotline number is 080 002 9999.

While no one can predict the path of this virus, we are continuously monitoring developments and doing all we can to reduce the risk of potential contamination or spread of disease. We thank you for choosing to stay at Umtamvuna View Cabanas and look forward to see you soon.