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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location, and excellent facilities. Umngazi River Bungalows is an oasis on the wild coast. Excellent food and wine, with a range of things to do for all. Very well set up for families. We only stayed for two days but could have stayed for longer. The road to get to the hotel is very challenging, so you should plan...

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

Dear Sheila, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, so good you enjoyed your stay with us and I do hope we get to welcome you back for a longer stay next time. Kind regards, Graham

North Oaks, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my daughter on Spring Break from an American University to South Africa. The Wild Coast was the last portion of our trip and Umngazi made it the highlight of our week! The bungalow was relaxing and spacious, the food was delicious (homeade birthday cake on the special day) and we loved the daily excursions.

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Dear Kelly, Thank you so much for this amazing review, and thank you for choosing Umngazi as part of your Spring Break tour. It was great to read that we were the highlight of the trip, so happy we made this so, as it should be! Thank you so much for the support and I do hope we can get...

Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were on our way back from CT to KZN and needed to stop over for a night after having driven the Garden Route. We had not booked but decided to go off the main road to a friends recommendation of the Umngazi River Bungalows. We were tired and the management on a Sunday were so helpful...

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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 a pleasure to welcome you and even better to read that you plan on returning with the Family next time. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Graham

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of ten adults and four children under the age of 6, recently spent 7 glorious days at Umngazi river bungalows, with everyone's needs catered for. it exceeded our expectations! We all enjoyed an amazing holiday and made wonderful memories. My husband and i with our 5 adult children and their families plan to return again next year. Thank...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no comparison - Umngazi River bungalows ticks all the boxes! A real holiday for families ... well prepared meals, beautiful accommodation, entertainment for the children, and the gorgeous wild coast for the view. Too many opprotunities for photograph enthusiasts!!

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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 amazing review, we really appreciate your support and do hope we get to welcome you back here again soon. Best wishes, Graham

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is the most beautiful setting. Bungalows have either sea view or river view. The bungalows are very spacious and comfortable. Food was very good and we'll presented. If you have trouble walking try get the bottom bungalows. One sad thing is I feel is that the staff need training. They are really not on the ball.

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

Dear Shelly, Thank you so much for this kind review great to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the layout of the bungalows as well as the food. I have noted your comment about the staff training this is obviously something that is ongoing. Thank you so much for your support and I do hope...

SOUTH AFRICA DURBAN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Umgazi river bungalows on the SA eastern coast line just outside Port St Johns is a true home from home. The staff make it their goal to know you personally. 3 meals and 2 teas a day is included in your rate. They situated on a river and the sea, with ferries running across the river to the sea whenever...

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

Dear Botha Family, Thank you so much for this wonderful review it truly was wonderful to read that you had enjoyed all that was on offer here at Umngazi. It was also pleasing to read that the staff had looked after you all in such a personal manner, great to hear. We so appreciate your support and do hope that...

Umhlali, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best things about Umngazi River Bungalows is that you can park your car once you get there, and only see it again when it's time to leave! Umngazi has to be one of the most relaxing - and beautiful - places to visit in South Africa! Long, wide unspoilt beaches, rock-pools teeming with sea-life, hot days without...

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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 wonderful review it really was fantastic to read how much you had fitted in as well how much you had enjoyed your stay with us. My apologies about the road we have been promised by the municipality that the road will be repaired in the next couple of weeks. Thank you...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We drove there but they have a fly-in fully inclusive package available. This place is geared to give you the best time. Good food, hiking trails, spa, tennis, boating, angling, etc. Although we were on this side of the lagoon we had to cross the lagoon to the pristine beach but it was no problem they had a shuttle boat...

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

Dear Diane, Thank you so much for writing this wonderful review, it was so pleasing to read how much you had enjoyed your stay with us and of course we hope that we get to welcome you back again in the not to distant future. Kind regards, Graham

Muizenberg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Umngazi is situated on a private estuary near the northern border of the Transkei. It is 30 minutes (+- 40km) drive from the main town of Port St Johns, itself a very charming town and area. This is the most tropical and densely forested part of the Transkei I have seen. Very lush and green. As with the rest of...

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

Dear Umngazi Guests, Thank you so much for the amazing review. It was fantastic to read how much you and the family had enjoyed your with us. I will certainly pass on your thanks to Nico and his team, thank you so much for the mentions. Of course I will also address the team about the speed of drinks service,...

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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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  • 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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“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
“prices vary according to bungalow location”
jerushah2013, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Couples should try book in Emolyeni rooms - private and on the river with sea views”
MegCr0sby, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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