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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Mtentu is way, way off the beaten track... but it is worth every single effort it takes to get there. Do not attempt coming to this place without first downloading/printing the instructions from the website and even then, dont attempt it at night like we did. We visited Mtentu as part of our project for Trek South Africa by a...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

After running 25km, we were welcomed at the river by a friendly local canoe/ferry operator. For a limited fee, he took our bags across as we battled the strong current. The canoes are available to lease from the operator & some of the people in our group of 15, set off to the waterfalls up river. The tented camp is...

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mtentu, Owner at Mtentu Lodge, responded to this review

Than you very much for your review Elliecourts. I would just like to clarify that the establishment he is reviewing is 'The Mtentu Community Camp' and not 'Mtentu Lodge'. Mtentu lodge has different facilities and is around 200 meters up the hill from the camp. We have hot water, flushing toilets, linen and great food. Kind Regards Mtentu

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Experience mother nature in all her beauty. We ruffed it here. Decided to camp and it was well worth it. They do have accommodation/cabins for the ones who can't ruff it in the wild. One can raft up the river, cross it and discover all the magic and waterfalls. Wild life, birds, fish, and buck is plenty full. If there...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Incredibly beautiful place on the Wild Coast. These remote wooded cabins are set overlooking the sea & Mkambati reserve. We did a kayak up the river & stumbled across waterfalls only seen on Herbal Essences advertisements. The hosts were fairly new to the area but were very friendly & knowledgeable. Kayaks available for rent- 50R for the day. Bikes not...

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1Thank carolinelittleni
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We went for a short visit and wished we could stay longer. It's rustic but clean and comfortable. The setting is amazing with lots of activities available. Tim and Dorcas who run the lodge are great. The road there is long but the directions were detailed and we had no problem. Beware of the pepper ticks if you go walking....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Great, beautiful place. Good value as well...did a similar thing in Costa Rica which had cost me multiples times what I paid here. Hiking + waterfalls can keep you occupied for days. Food is plentiful and hearty, and they do packed lunches for your day expeditions. Highly recommend. Tim + Dorcas are outstanding & knowledgeable hosts who do a phenomenal...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We spent a weekend here in February and had an amazing time. The beach and estuary are absolutely beautiful and so secluded that often you are the only people on the beach. The camp, which is a short walk from the beach, perched up on the hill, is very rustic but I think this adds to the magic of the...

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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Tim and Dorcas were wonderful hosts. The lodge and all of its amenities were clean and all operational. The food was delicious and portions were abundant. What a beautiful piece of paradise in this peaceful village. Keep those greedy miners far away! Ariane and Wayne Nortje

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I have stayed here twice now, both times for a period of a week over the New Years holiday. The hosts and management have plenty of activities ranging from hiking and kayaking to slightly more culturally engaging tours. The bar is well stocked and the beer is icy cold (impressive since this place is completely off the grid). The ablutions...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This is an amazingly beautiful place. The perfect location if you want to completely turn off and enjoy the natural Wild Coast and great company. There's no wifi or cell service and a long unpaved road is required to get to the site, so you definitely feel disconnected from the regular concerns of life. I found out about this place...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the banks of a turquoise estuary where turtles wallow and kingfish play,Mtentu Lodge lies in an isolated part of the Wild Coast between Port St Johnsand Port Shepstone. Getting here is almost as much fun as staying here - take your pickfrom a hike up the Wonderfully Wild Coast, a pony ride across the rolling hills, or a 4x4drive with directions that smack of finding buried treasure. On arrival at X-marks-the-spotyou'll find wooden boardwalks leading to thatched huts, each one with a deck gazing outover the ocean. The lodge has a communal boma for nightly gatherings, a well stocked barand a tuck shop. They cater for all meals.So what to do? Get on yer pirate gear and go swashbuckling... Find that Wild Coastshipwreck full of treasure, hike those trails, catch those fat frisky fish, walk the plan ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mtentu Lodge

Address: Mtentu Estuary, Bizana 4800, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Bizana
Price Range: RM71 - RM283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Book in advance if you plan to stay around the holidays”
cbova, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 6 and 1 are the best to be away from everyone but far from Toilets and showers. 3 faces the path. 4 is close to the main dining area.”
Fuzzywuzzy_pj, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The cabins are much nicer than the dorm beds, and worth the slight bump in price.”
SouthAfricaChris, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 6 5 & 1 offer the best privacy. Room 4 & 5 are closest to the toilets & showers and flank the lodge bar/dining area. Skip Room 2.”
ClareD141, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All the cabins are greatly situated but we always enjoy the too cabins at the far end nearest to the sea”
annelizesteyn, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
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