inexpensive romantic weekend getaways

Whether you’re looking for adventure or inexpensive romantic weekend getaways, Mtentu is for you! Our facilities make the experience that little more special with a fully stocked bar, decks that overlook incredible scenery and a boma where guests can relax and be merry.


facilities-at-mtentu-river-lodgeThe Mtentu Lodge bar is the heart and soul of the lodge. It's where experiences are shared and where new friends are made. There is a wide range of drinks ready to quench any thirst, from beer and ciders to cocktails and a selection of spirits. We aim to please - so let us know if you drink anything in particular and we will make sure to have all of your preferences in stock.

*Please note:
Only drinks/alcohol purchased from the bar will be allowed in the boma/entertainment area.

Boma and Bar Area

We have a large thatched, covered entertainment area and deck available to guests to unwind after an adventurous day. This is where we will share meals, trade stories and relax. Every night, you are invited to enjoy a communal bonfire where you will be able to sit back, listen to the waves crashing on the beaches below, watch countless stars as they make their way across the evening sky and perhaps hear the gentle strumming of a guitar.

Special Events

You could have events in the city where you have to worry about driving home afterwards or paying ridiculous amounts for accommodation, or you could host it here where you won’t have to worry about a thing and, best of all, it’s affordable! We cater for any event you can think of! Bachelor/bachelorette parties? We do that! Weddings, engagements and honeymoons? Yep, we do that too! What about birthday parties and family reunions? Yes and yes! Just contact us and we’ll take care of the details!

Snack Chest

There is a 'tuck shop' offering chips, chocs and other goodies throughout the day

Toilets and Showers

getaway-options-in-the-wild-coastThe ablutions at Mtentu Lodge are communal.

You have a choice of two shower experiences. We have gas showers that offer an experience in themselves. We will show you how they work - you just need to prepare yourself for amazing, hot showers. Alternatively, you can choose to shower overlooking the Indian Ocean, in our two solar powered showers.

Our toilets operate on a septic tank system and are clean and comfortable.


* Please note:
Only eco-friendly body washes, shampoos and conditioners to be used in the paraffin showers. You can purchase these items at any good outdoor retailer.

We are an hour and a half away from the nearest shops and therefore may not always have everything in stock, but we do our best to accommodate your every need. If you have any specific requirements, please be sure to let us know in advance so we can make provision for this.

About Mtentu Lodge

Situated just below the southern border of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mtentu Lodge is located amongst the lush sub-tropical evergreens in the heart of Pondoland.


Contact Us

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Telephone: +27 (0) 83 805 3356

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