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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

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south africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just had a fantastic week at the very special Umngazi! So much to do for the whole family! The only thing I would work on is having a inside play area for toddlers of about 1 - 2 years old as we were a bit stumped for things to do with our daughter (13 months) when it rained....

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North Carolina
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Foremost this property has the most beautiful unspoiled views of the coast! They are absolutely breathtaking. As far as the resort itself, I do not recommend going in cooler weather. We stayed when it was 11C (52F). The rooms only have showers on the outside. There is no indoor heating, except for a small fireplace you are responsible for building...

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Mthatha, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at Mngazi and we will surely return. Service at the dining hall can improve, the waiting time was above average, the waiters seemed a bit overwhelmed by the number of patrons especially if you were seated outside.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely resort; nothing left out when it comes to comfort; relaxation; taking care of kids; food exquisite; river and sea views second to none. The spa on top of the hill was great - having a pedicure whilst watching the waves was very relaxing.

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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, Thank you so much for this amazing review it was wonderful to read how much you had enjoyed your stay with us and all that Umngazi has to offer. Thank you so much for your support and we do hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Kind regards, Graham

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sign near the entrance says "You are now entering a stress-free zone" - that is exactly what Umngazi is! It is a place to unwind like no other, as evidenced in the way guests return year after year.

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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, great to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us and managed to relax! Thank you so much for your support and we hope to welcome you back again in the not to distant future. Kind regards, Graham

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing, awesome, peaceful, beautiful, we want to come back same time next year but for 10 days! Food could be improved on in the evenings, to accommodate those who prefer more white meat than red meat and also those with lactose intolerance.

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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Vincent and Mavoureen, Thank you so much for this wonderful review it was great to read how much you had enjoyed your stay with us and especially that you would be returning again next year. I have made a note of your dietary requirements, please do let us know anytime during your stay if there is anything we can...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although our stay was short (only 2 nights) it felt like we were there for a lot longer! Umngazi is a great destination for families or couples looking for some down time. The setting is exquisite and guests feel like part of the family the moment they arrive. The food is absolutely delicious (am sure I gained 2kg in 2...

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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review it is greatly appreciated. Really great to read that you had enjoyed your stay as much as you had, especially the food. We look forward to your next stay with us, longer we hope. Best wishes, Graham

Vanderbij
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loads of activities for children. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Loved the food and tea time treats. Extreme focus on quality and perfection by the kitchen staff. Out door shower was a bit intimidating but we enjoyed it.

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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review it was great to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the food on offer. We appreciate your support and do hope we can get to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, Graham

Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we booked our stay we did not know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. Excellent location with wonderfully placed chalets, excellent service and some of the best meals we have ever had. The seafood stir-fry over lunch was really special. Beautiful gardens, which made for excellent birding. we were just sorry we were not in time to...

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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dawid, Thank you so much for this amazing review so happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and especially hearing the food as well and our magnificent gardens being the highlights. My apologies about the road we have been informed though that it will be repaired in the next few weeks. We really appreciate your...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All I can say is wow! This was our first visit and it was amazing. We only spent 2 nights but would recommend at least 3. The kids enjoyed it as there are a number of activities arranged to keep them entertained. Chalets are neat with even the garden units having a good view. The food was the most amazing...

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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Thank you so much for the wonderful it really was great to read how much the Family had enjoyed their stay with us. Wonderful to see that you had enjoyed the food as this is certainly a big part of our overall offering and know it is what brings guests back year after year. Thank you so much...

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry 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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“Definitely go for a sea view room if you are on a romantic break. Or the bottom river view bungalows are gorgeous too!”
kittykat015, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose a cottage on the lower bank if you don't like stairs. However the sea facing rooms on all levels have a lovely view.”
T9043SSwendyd, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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