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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of city life and spend your days on an isolated beach then this is the place for you. However, use a 4x4 to get there. We flew in to Mthatha airport and then took a 2 hour rip by road to get to the place. Lots of road works...

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

Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for the review, it is of course greatly appreciated. The road we have been promised by the Provincial Government will be attended to in the coming months, I think it is that many people are in a rush to get to Umngazi to start their holiday so tend to drive straight through the...

Winterton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for lunch which we enjoyed on a shady verandah overlooking the pool and lagoon. Food was presented in a professional buffet style, freshly prepared, attractively displayed and replenished as necessary. Tasty and enjoyable.

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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 kind review, so happy you enjoyed your lunch and hopefully next time we get to welcome you back for longer. Thank you so much for the support. Kind regards, Graham

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent. Food is delicious. Rooms are clean and tidy. Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa is situated in the WildCoast, Eastern Cape, one of the most beautiful places in South Africa. Everything at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa is great.

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

Dear Leonard. Thank you so much for this wonderful review, so good to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us and had enjoyed the beauty of our surrounds. Thank you so much for the support, I do hope we get to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Graham

Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome stay - so relaxing, wonderful food with a huge menu & choices & with an uphill walk to our chalet to help digest the meal 😃 Plenty staff to facilitate all needs. One of the best spa experiences I've had

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

Dear Letitia, Thank you for much for this wonderful review it was great to read that you had enjoyed every aspect of your holiday, just as it should be and how we would want it! Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future. Kind regards, Graham

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hearing from friends about Umngazi, we finally got the chance to go and experience the place for ourselves. It definitely did not disappoint! Being a couple with 2 kids, the sea facing bungalow was perfect for us.We could take in the view whilst relaxing on the bed after an afternoon of playing on the beach! The kids were excited...

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

Dear Jerusha, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it was great to read that the whole family had enjoyed their stay and that you got that all important Family time to catch-up with one another. We so appreciate your support and of course look forward to welcoming you all back in the not to distant future. Best wishes,...

Toronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highest tribute we can give this special place is that we are already planning and looking forward to returning next year. Umgazi is stunningly beautiful and feels most unspoilt. The staff are very attentive and the food is excellent, in particular the abundant salad “buffet” at all meals. We also loved the outdoor shower. We partook in two of...

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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 kind review, I was so glad to read how much you had enjoyed your stay with us and how much you had appreciated the Team that is Umngazi. It is great as well to read that you have already booked for next year, happy to have made you a Friend of...

Howick, KwaZulu Natal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again we had a wonderful break, this time with a larger group of friends. Bungalows in the process of being refurbished, some complete. Bathroom upgrades great. Food excellent and in great quantities. Private dinner for our group in the Gazebo was very special. Visit to the spa is a 'must do'.

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

Dear Shirley, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review, it really was wonderful to have you hear with such a fun group of people. I do hope that many new memories were made and old ones remembered! Thank you for sharing this time with us and I do hope we get to welcome you...

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful resort and we appreciated, as an older couple, being situated in a bungalow at the quiet end of the site in a beautiful location overlooking the lagoon and beach. Also having the breakfast room and lounge close by was much appreciated. The food in the main restaurant was delicious.

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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, great to read that you had enjoyed your stay and of course were comfortable. I do hope we get to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Graham

Norfolk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit here was in the late 1970's. The resort has changed beyond recognition but it is still a beautifully tranquil destination. At this present time the accommodation is going through refurbishment. When we were there it was just too hot to take advantage of the facilities, but a cool walk along the beach and sundowner cruise was wonderful....

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

Dear Umngazi Guest, It was great to have you back here at Umngazi after so many years, I was happy to read that you appreciated the changes that have been made over the years, yet the walk on the Umngazi beach has not changed over the years, still the best! With regards to the roads, these are in the process...

Umhlali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most relaxing 5 days. The view from our room was restful, the room was more than comfortable, the food was tasteful and abundant! The outside shower - wow! Could have stood there all day with the view and hot water washing, relaxing & restoring my soul. Would have loved a fridge in the room due to the...

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Dear Jenny, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it was great to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us, and of course you got time to relax! I have noted your point about the minibar in the room, will certainly see whether possible for all bungalows in the future. Thank you so much for the support....

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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
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • 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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I would say a sea-view is preferable to a river view.”
 of 5 bubbles EvaKateJane, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The beach view rooms are the best but also the most expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles DianeG514, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Sea- facing rooms really are lovely.”
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  • Room 41a
 of 5 bubbles KyleMartin83, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“prices vary according to bungalow location”
 of 5 bubbles jerushah2013, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Couples should try book in Emolyeni rooms - private and on the river with sea views”
 of 5 bubbles MegCr0sby, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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