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    Mbotyi River Lodge

    Pondoland, Mbotyi 4820, South Africa
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    • Excellent41%
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    • Average18%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible5%
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    “wild coast” (17 reviews)
    “games room” (8 reviews)
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Room Service
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 6 February 2017

    Our first visit to this gem... definitely would be back and would make sure to use all the attractions available. Love the setting. Enjoyed the food and great hospitality. Beautiful surroundings. Lots to see in the area.

    1  Thank paul2607199
    Reviewed 17 January 2017

    This was our first time to Mbotyi and as long as your expectations are in line you will have a fabulous, relaxing experience. If you are looking for luxury then this is not the place for you. If you want a chilled resort, with good...More

    1  Thank andrewrice
    Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

    We had a wonderful three nights in this hotel. The grounds are well kept, the pool refreshing and the beach beautiful. We braved the 28km hike to waterfall bluff which was tough but worth it. Unfortunately there was some confusion around the cost, the reception...More

    Thank TravelerNix
    Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

    Lovely campsite with clean ablutions. Far from the beach (no seaview). The people at Mbotyi River Lodge were very unhelpful and NOT accomodating towards the campers at all. We were not allowed to use any of the lodge's facilities (not even the use of the...More

    Thank BiancaBartman
    Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 26 December 2016

    Hi Bianca My apologies that you did not enjoy yourself. The campsite is actually a community based project in total and we assist them only with their bookings as a service to the community for no charge. During season our lodge guests pay prime and...More

    Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

    We stayed for one night during our SA tour and truely enjoyed our time at Mbotyi River Lodge! We were greeted by the owner upon arrival (it is some 24km of dirt road but doable by car) and showed around the premises. Our room was...More

    Thank BobbyJane021
    Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 5 December 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. It is truly appreciate and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

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    Jennie L
    29 December 2017|
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    Response from Juan S | Property representative |
    Hi Jennie. I personally travel from Ifafa to Mbotyi regularly and have not had any problems on the way. The route that most of our guests have taken is Port Edward, Bizana (Bypass), Magusheni (Yaka Garage), Flagstaff... More
    Room Tips
    "If you're a light sleeper, ask for a room further away from the common areas. The newer log cabins are..."
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    "Try to stay in one of the front rooms for the best views out over the beach to sea."
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    "Choose a room with a sea view or lagoon view"
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    "Request a sea facing unit"
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