Umhlali in South Africa

Accommodation in Umhlali

Product NameRoom TypeRATINGPrices
Rain Farm Game Lodge Wildebeest from: ZAR 900
Rain Farm Game Lodge River side farm houses from: ZAR 850
Rain Farm Game Lodge Giraffe from: ZAR 950
Rain Farm Game Lodge Luxury dam units from: ZAR 980
Rain Farm Game Lodge Luxury river side tents from: ZAR 950
Rain Farm Game Lodge Zebra - Honeymoon Suite from: ZAR 1150


Inland from the coastal resorts of Salt Rock and Sheffield Beach is the farming village of Umhlali. It was established by British and Scottish Byrne settlers in 1850 and was the site of a fort, which led to it originally being called Fort William by the settlers. Umhlali is the Zulu name for the Monkey Orange Tree, which used to line the banks of the Umhlali River. It also means 'place of waiting' because settlers and locals would have to wait on the banks before crossing the river on a northward journey. Umhlali has a quaint sugar village theme and some of the buildings are designed and decorated in the old world flavour.