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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We were treated to staying up on the hill in the Ntabeni Deluxe Spa suites which boasted the most magical views of the beach down below. Our suite was cosy, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Definitely a first class stay. We enjoyed the sunrise and sunset views and experienced all kinds of weather ... eerie thick mist, rays of sunshine and...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had a truly wonderful time at Umngazi when we went over our anniversary in November 2016. The one word I can use to describe it is 'generosity'. There is a generous amount of food (which was all truly delicious) and also activities. I particularly enjoyed the day my husband and I spent on the beach fishing. We organised a...

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Koeln
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We really liked the stay. The place is full of repetitive South African guests who are very open to newcomers. The food was good even for us vegetarians. The rates of beverages are very reasonable. Overall the staff was friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the reception staff we met during check in, check out and the 3 times we asked about...

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Thank Quuuu
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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Thank John S
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 12 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 8 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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Thank Christo d
Johannesburg
Reviewed 7 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 5 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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Pretoria
Reviewed 4 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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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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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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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“Couples should try book in Emolyeni rooms - private and on the river with sea views”
 of 5 bubbles MegCr0sby, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We got 6b - elevated so view of ocean and lagoon.”
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 of 5 bubbles diamondek, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles sizeka, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you are older and got kids choose the river/sea facing villas. For Older people not that steep to walk .”
 of 5 bubbles marieroos2015, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“River bungalows are closer to the dining area and therefore the children and are also warmer as they face north.”
 of 5 bubbles liebc2016, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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