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Dumasi, Port St Johns, South Africa
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Umngazi River Bungalows
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Port St Johns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing place and such a great family holiday. There were 10 of us in our family group, 3 generations and we all loved it just as much. What great staff, food and overall service. We have booked again for next year and can see us returning for a good few years. Thank you so much Umngazi team for... More

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been going to this resort for 4 years now, and its still heaven on earth to us! A real familydestination that caters for both adults and kids. Combined with the paradise-like location, this is the higlight of our vacation every year and worth flying thousands of miles for! Gourmetfood, top wines, excellent service! Splendid Nanny and Gillie service,... More

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family - 3 Generations - 10 people - spent 5 glorious days at Umngazi River Bungalows, which were absolutely glorious. From the service to the rooms and very important the delicious food everything was just great. Our Grandchildren were so occupied with all the amenities - horse-riding, boating, swimming, tennis, jungle jym, long walks along the beautiful beach that... More

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

Dear Renate, Thank you so much for this amazing review, it was our privilege to have you all with us this year, it really is so good to read that you felt so well looked after. It was also great to read that the Grandchildren had such a good time enjoying all that is available to them here at Umngazi.... More

Southport, South Africa
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I enjoyed my stay at Umngazi. Just two things were a bit disappointing. Our fire wood for the fire place was damp and would not burn. At green door cellar we were double booked, which was a bit embarrassing. They also got our pre-ordered food from the menu mixed up with someone else's. The main course was supposed to... More

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

Dear Roger, Thank you for taking the time to write this all important review and advising me of the two areas in which we sadly failed, spoiling your overall stay with us. Firstly my sincere apologies for the mentioned shortcomings, it is not our standard and both areas have been addressed. With regards to the booking in the Greendoor it... More

Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular views with long safe walks on the beach. There is just so much to do for children with great entertainment. The food was absolutely excellent! My only complaint is that we ate too much. The spa is a must... with wonderful ocean views! Even spotted whales while sipping bubbly in the spa bath. Will go back!!!

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

Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review it was fantastic to read that you had enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are very proud of our Umngazi and the team that ensure our guests keep on coming back year after year. I have passed this review onto the Spa as well as the Kitchen Team... More

Mthatha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service we experienced was excellent and the room was nice,clean and neat. the location is cool , good for holidays . we recommend the place for love birds.we liked almost everything especially the spar.

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

Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write the wonderful review, it was super to read that you had enjoyed everything about your stay here at Umngazi River Bungalows, especially the Spa. We really do appreciate your support and of course look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Graham More

Ugie
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highlights are too numerous too mention but some that stood out for our group were. 1. The food was spectacular (just wish for larger stomachs) 2.Friendly, helpful and efficient staff 3. Great value considering the location and level of service not to mention the brilliant accommodation and the fantastic resort itself. Well done you will definitely be seeing us again!!!

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

Dear Adrian, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, super to read that you had enjoyed every aspect of your stay here at Umngazi River Bungalows. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Graham More

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up our Imana Wild Ride at Umngazi River Bungalows - what a great way to end a magical ride on the Wild Coast of South Africa. Will deifintly be making a retirn trip with the whole family very soon

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Dear Nick, Thank you so much for this kind review and congratulations on completing the 2014 Imana Wild Ride. It is great to read that you will be returning to bring the family, nice to share! We look forward to your return. Best wishes, Graham More

Durban
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a family with small kids and who love the outdoors, what a way to spend a week, in absolute beauty down the Wild Coast of South Africa. Friendly staff, more than comfortable accommodation and great facilities round off a great holiday venue. Many thanks to staff and management for making our stay highly memorable. Regards, Cj

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

Dear CJ, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Umngazi is really a destination for everyone who enjoys the natural beauty of the Wild Coast, that with all the activities that can be enjoyed at Umngazi. Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Graham More

Port Shepstone, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after 5 yrs to celebrate my 40th birthda. I would rather be given an option to pay for meals since it was not good. Food was very basic. On the 2nd August dinner was to be served at 7pm. At 7:05pm the main meals was not ready and a "manager" told us in an unfriendly tone to wait.. Which... More

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

Dear Caroline, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, I was sorry to read that you did not enjoy our Seafood Evening on the Saturday night, this evening is usually so well received. My apologies for the delay in the set-up being slightly delayed that evening, as well for the way in which you were... More

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Additional Information about Umngazi River Bungalows

Address: Dumasi, Port St Johns, South Africa
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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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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