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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This has always been one of my favorite destinations and while the accommodation is pretty simple , it is exceptional . The staff are always friendly and facilities are great . Honestly , really good value for money family destination . PS I often stay here even when on business

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2016

What an incredible stay! From the courteous manner of the Porter to the smiley and efficient Receptionist, we were amazed with the camaraderie of the staff! Everyone was so willing to be of service. We look forward to our next visit next year! We have told so many of our friends of our delightful experience.

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Thank Lynne H
Mthatha
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Visited with my 3 year old, very friendly staff, reliable nannies. The food is fresh, and served with a smile. There is something for everyone, ( kids programme), couples can have time to themselves. Difficult to get a booking, but a home away from home.

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Thank Nqabazo
Pretoria
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I stayed at Umngazi to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, our third visit after a break of 18 years. We were impressed with how the gardens have matured, and all the additional facilities that have been added. The food and service was first class - be very careful or you will gain weight during your stay! We...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was an awesome holiday. Wish we could have spent a few more days. The accommodation was great. The food awesome. The staff fantastic. Nico the ops manager was most helpful. Albert the hiking guide was very knowledgeable. Look forward to returning soon.

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Thank dassenjoycen
Randburg
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very expensive for level of accommodation. Food is fantastic. Lovely trip up river with a brilliant boatman. Lacks the happy people interaction of the general Transkei hotel experience. Prefer a more low key people experience

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Thank ianlynp
Pretoria
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Beautiful untouched surroundings Picturesque beach Great food and service Couldn't have asked for anything more, a wonderful experience. Recommended for both families and couples to relax and rejuvenate

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Awesome location, perfect for the kids and to switch off and relax. Food was average. Can recommend using the nanny for full day and not hourly. Drinks are not cheap. No ATM if you need to draw cash urgently. Fishing/Hiking paradise.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I can't think of a single negative thing about our trip to Umngazi, except that the drive is long and hair-raising at times.....so next time we'll fly in! This is the perfect holiday destination. The setting, staff, rooms, food, wine choices, well stocked shop, gardens, birds, river cruises, cows on the beach, endless horizons.....it's all quite perfect.

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Durban,South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was our first stay after so many years of hearing good things about Umngazi. All expectations were met - a beautifully set hotel in an unspoiled location. Newly renovated rooms with breathtaking views, hearty meals and a friendly relaxed environment made for a perfect relax! The Spa was outstanding and treatments top class! We left reluctantly and will be...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away on the Wild Coast, in the heart of Pondoland, and encompassed by a rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, lies the award winning Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa - an award winning family resort & spa. The thatch-roofed bungalows are situated amongst the indigenous gardens which provide the perfect setting for a totally relaxed holiday. Weekly fly-in packages are available Friday to Friday from Durban where you fly at 500 feet above sea level along the beautiful coastline - a wonderful way to start your holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

Address: i, Port St Johns, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Hotel Class:4 star — Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 69
Also Known As:
Umngazi River Bungalows Hotel Port St Johns
Umngazi River Hotel
Umngazi River Resort
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“I would say a sea-view is preferable to a river view.”
EvaKateJane, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The beach view rooms are the best but also the most expensive.”
DianeG514, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Sea- facing rooms really are lovely.”
  • Room 48 on the left
  • Room 41a
KyleMartin83, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“prices vary according to bungalow location”
jerushah2013, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Couples should try book in Emolyeni rooms - private and on the river with sea views”
MegCr0sby, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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