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    Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

    I, Port St Johns, South Africa
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    Overview
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    • Average5%
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    Travellers talk about
    “sunset cruise” (28 reviews)
    “wild coast” (71 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
    Conference Facilities
    Laundry Service
    Tennis Court
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Babysitting
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 23 February 2017

    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...More

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    Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 19 March 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed 21 February 2017

    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...More

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    Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 19 March 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed 20 February 2017

    I had the most memorable stay, thank you to the staff and most importantly CHEF LAWRENCE!!!!!! . If you want time out of busy urban life - I recommend Umngazi River Bungalows - stress free zone. I will most definitely call againMore

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    Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 20 March 2017

    Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, so good to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us. I will most certainly pass on your thanks to Lawrence in the kitchen. Thank you so much for your support and we...More

    Reviewed 18 February 2017

    The bungalows are superb with plenty of room and wonderful views over the river to the sand dunes and sea. The large outside shower was great. The buffet food was all to a high standard especially the Saturday fish feast which included an unlimited supply...More

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    Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 20 March 2017

    Dear Clive, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it was great to read how much you had enjoyed your stay with us as well as all the activities on offer. I do hope that we will get to welcome you back again in...More

    Reviewed 18 February 2017

    We loved the location, the setting, the food was good and the architecture of the cottage we stayed in appealing to us. We got the impression that that thanks to this resort locals had nice job opportunities. However, there is a big gap between some...More

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    Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 20 March 2017

    Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review, I was happy to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us, yes majority of our staff are from the surrounding communities so we do have to do a significant amount of training...More

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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Babysitting
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Tennis Court
    Details
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 69
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Eastern Cape >
    • Port St Johns
    • Also Known As
    • Umngazi River Bungalows Hotel Port St Johns ,
    • Umngazi River Hotel ,
    • Umngazi River Resort
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    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    Lizell W
    16 March 2017|
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    Response from Carl L | Reviewed this property |
    Hi I agree why the previous entry. The drive is ok if you do it during the day. The road is not the issue but rather the drivers and the livestock along the way. If you're at all nervous of driving (like my wife is) then fly... More
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    Lizell W
    16 March 2017|
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    Response from GeneralManager81 | Property representative |
    There is a ferry to the beach run by the Resort, as well you can access the beach directly from the Resort as well walking along the path next to the river. The ferry is available whenever the guest would like to go, no... More
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    Dayn1984
    5 January 2017|
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    Response from GeneralManager81 | Property representative |
    The Kokstad outing although longer is a far more comfortable drive as you miss all the Roadworks between Port Edward and Bizana.
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    Room Tips
    "Sea facing rooms are spectacular but are a further walk from central amenities."
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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..."
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    "Choose a cottage on the lower bank if you don't like stairs. However the sea facing rooms on all levels..."
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    "I would say a sea-view is preferable to a river view."
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