Mongoose Cottage is located on the Riverbend Chalets and Campsite property which is situated on the banks of the Umtentweni River on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. We cater for holidaymakers and travellers who require central but tranquil surroundings set in beautiful indigenous bush with abundant birdlife.
Mongoose Cottage is a lovely little brick house hidden on the side of the hill, made spacious by a wide, long veranda which overlooks the Umtentweni River. This two-bedroomed unit is ideal for couples and small families. The cottage can accommodate up to a maximum of six guests and comprises two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchenette and an open-plan lounge and dining area.
The master bedroom contains a double bed and the second bedroom contains twin single beds. There is also a double sleeper couch in the lounge area. The bathroom contains a shower, toilet and basin, and linen and bath towels are provided.
The kitchenette is fully equipped for self-catering and includes a stove and microwave, while the comfortable lounge area includes a TV with selected DStv channels, a DVD player and CD player. All of the rooms also have ceiling fans. The long, deep veranda has spectacular views across the Umtentweni River and you may catch a glimpse of the Fish eagles nesting across the river. A carport is provided, with room for a trailer, and the cottage is serviced every day except on Sundays and public holidays. Please note that the rates displayed is for the first three guests, and additional guests will pay an additional amount of R322 per person in season; hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
We are conveniently located close to all amenities including Shelly Centre shopping mall and Margate. There is a laundromat nearby in Port Shepstone and sporting facilities which include an 18-hole golf course, tennis and squash courts and bowls may be found at the Port Sheptone Country Club. There are several popular restaurants and pubs nearby, and there is also a Spar superette in the immediate neighbourhood.
Our main swimming beaches are situated at Umtentweni, Sea Park and Port Shepstone and we are 2 km from the sea by road. You may walk your dogs on a number of beaches nearby. The property borders on the Umtentweni River and is unspoilt and when the river mouth is closed, you can paddle to the sea in one of our available for hire canoes.