Umshanti / Buffeljags Watersport

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R220 per person

Umshanti / Buffeljags Watersport is a small, private resort on the Buffeljags Dam. Umshanti offers you the opportunity to get away and enjoy the excitement and adventure of a lifetime, in a truly beautiful setting. This is natures wonderland with angling, walks and bird-watching, river rides, canoeing and thrilling fuffi-slide rides. It is all here ready for you and your group to enjoy.

Accommodation:
Five basic chalets for groups, each accommodating up to ten people, aptly named ‘Windgat’, ‘Hardegat’, ‘Slapgat’, ‘Tweegat’, ‘Draaigat’.
The chalets are equipped, with linen supplied – but not towels.
Chalets have three bedrooms each, two with three single beds each and one with a double bed, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a lounge with two single beds (sleeps 10).
Each has a braai area outside.

Plus, a cozy, romantic timber cottage for couples, appropriately called ‘The Chapel’, with awesome views of the dam and mountains from the deck (sleeps two). Fully equipped kitchen inside, and a bathroom.

A new addition is ‘Gypsy Cottage’ and as the name suggests, in the shape of a gypsy caravan, timber, very private with stunning views. The cottage contains a double bed and fully equipped kitchen inside. Outside, just off the wooden deck, is a shower and camping toilet. A braai with chairs on the lawn is available.

At the end of an exciting day, relax around a fire with friends or visit the ‘bar house’ (as management calls it), where you’ll find DSTV, a pool table, dartboard, inside braai/fireplace and a dining room.

Camping:
For those who prefer to camp, there are three camp sites, each with a 3×3 m shade covering, electricity, a wooden table, and braai facilities. There are two ablution blocks, each containing a shower, a toilet and a basin. Each site allows a maximum of five to seven people. Scullery and a freezer available.

Join us for SUNSET & BREAKFAST CRUISES ON THE BUFFELJAGS DAM.

Conference facilities for up to 35 people. Spectacularly beautiful wedding venue.

Facilities
  • Pub
  • DSTV
  • Pool table
  • Dartboard
  • Inside braai/fireplace
Things to do
  • Canoeing
  • Boating
  • Skiing (bring own boat)
  • 45m high/200m long fuffi-slide over the water
  • Microlight trips
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Skinny dipping in mountain pools
  • Birdwatching
  • Star gazing
Accommodation Type
Resort
from  R220
per person
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