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Dumasi, Port St Johns, South Africa
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Umngazi River Bungalows
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Another wonderful family holiday thank you. Amazing staff that are always smiling. Great kids activities that keep kids busy all day if they wish. Delicious food as always. One of the best places ever!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Superb and very special location (one of a kind I would think), helpful and friendly staff, delicious meals laid on, only found the internet wifi speed and connection very frustrating. Thanks for an amazing holiday:)

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to Umngazi several times and the staff are always friendly and welcoming. We really like that everything is so relaxed and informal. There's plenty to do if you enjoy being outdoors eg. walks, canoeing, dune boarding and beach time of course. Heating the pool has been a great upgrade.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Umngazi RBs exceeded our expectations by far. The trip there was was part of the exotic experience - could be any where in Africa! This is an extremely well managed resort, first class with regards to service, food quality, and activities. Our kids enjoyed the entertainment program immensely - and we were so impressed with the thought and care that... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got to the Umngazi River Bungalows almost by accident, without realizing how close I was to the ocean and the mighty river where the hotel is located. I was on a motorcycle tour, and rode most of the day through some beautiful and quiet inner roads, until it was time to leave the pavement and hit around 12 kilometers... More 

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

Thank you for an amazing holiday. We have a 21 month old little boy and he loved the trip just as much as we did. He was thoroughly entertained in the creative area, climbing frame, tennis court, swimming pool etc... We loved taking him crab hunting, African dancing and really appreciated when Umngazi put on a separate marshmallow bonfire especailly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

…because we should have liked to take advantage of the many facilities offered. The location is great, the 9 km drive from R61 isn’t. Potholes and cattle dirt everywhere. Not the Resorts’s fault. Apparently responsibility of local African community…. Great sunset, however. We had one of the 3 seashore bungalows, Emlonyeni, with separate parking and farthest from central area which... More 

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Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very impressed with the organisation. The food concept is excellent, the cooking is excellent, food is always available, but there is no overstuffing of the guests. Beautiful environment! It is a real challenge and adventure to get there in the first place! Our room was rather spartan. We would have appreciated a small fridge (to cool our stuff... More 

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is WOW! Amazing food, Food People, Amazing Views ....AMAZING EVERYTHING !!! The food is something to rant and rave about. Everything I tasted was divine and food was ready so fast. The rooms are lovely and the out door shower is a lovely experience over looking the ocean. we were a party of 10 and everyone... More 

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

Dear Raneshree, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review, it was so gratifying to read how much you enjoyed your stay, and how much you appreciated the teams attention, exactly what you deserved. Food is incredibly important to us here as we know it is something that keeps on bringing our loyal guests back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family thoroughly enjoyed their stay at umgazi.Beautiful place ,nice staff,good food,actually too much food.I liked how seriously they took social responsibility with providing employment for the women in this area.The nannies were superb.kids facilities very good.Stay at Emlonyeni ( nice view of the sea)Palesa ,Johanessburg

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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
Number of rooms: 69
Also Known As:
Umngazi River Bungalows Hotel Port St Johns
Umngazi River Hotel
Umngazi River Resort

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