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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

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i, Port St Johns, South Africa
Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa
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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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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a pleasant and relaxing stay at Umngazi. Plenty of activities for kids. Very well trained and smiling staff. Drinks are reasonable priced. The hotel management should push the local authorities to get the road interconnecting the hotel and R61 in better conditions, its extremely dangerous (narrow, full of potholes and plenty of people, cows, ect) Overall it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for three nights after a recommendation by SA friends. It's about a 10 km drive from the main road down a track but worth the drive! The location is wonderful, right by the river where you can see and hear the waves crashing in on the beach. Fabulous scenery. There is a ferry boat available... More 

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

Our stay was excellent, from the bungalow in terms of comfort and cleanliness to the helpful and very friendly staff. It is easy for us to recommend Umngazi to anyone. Food very good and only complaint was the couple of kilo's we gained. No complaints at all. One suggestion is to check staff who are sometimes too eager to clear... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived by motorcycle from Cape Town and on an epic African tour all the way to Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Booked with GS Africa Motorcycle Tours for 1 night but decided to stay an extra night - the best accommodation so far. I'll be back, for sure.

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Umngazi is an absolute gem of a place for a family holiday - there is something for everyone and if you just want to relax, you can do that too. It is situated in a really beautiful location, with easy access to an amazing beach of soft white sand as well as great walks in the surrounding area. Delicious food... More 

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

We had a fabulous stay at Umngazi. The staff were very friendly, courteous and attended to all our needs. Thank you! The Transkei Wild Coast is possibly one of the most beautiful and unspoiled coastlines South Africa has to offer. We will be back for sure!

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

Dear Sharon and Peter, Thank you so much for writing this wonderful review, it was great to read that you and your friends had enjoyed yourselves as much as you had during your recent stay with us. Umngazi is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the World, happy to read how much you appreciate it. Thank you... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Umngazi at regular intervals since 1969 and can safely say that it has never been better. The food is outstanding with a wonderful array of choices at every meal.The staff are helpful, well trained and anxious to serve your every wish. The outdoor dining under the stars overlooking the Umngazi River is really memorable. The... More 

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

Dear Jacky, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, and thank you for being such a loyal supporter of Umngazi over so many years! It was great to read that things have never been better, the Team certainly tries to ensure that we offer each guest the most memorable experience and superb to read we most certainly succeeded with... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great family holiday. Worth the 11 hour road trip, everytime. Fantastic birdlife, beaches, nature trails, swimming, fishing, food, friends, activities, kids activities, child minding, boats and dunes, Ngunis and Kingfishers.

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

Dear Nick, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, great to read that you had enjoyed all that was on offer here at Umngazi, and that you got to enjoy it with family as well as friends! We really do appreciate your support and do look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Graham More 

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

Thank you to the Umngazi team for an excellent stay. This was my second visit, one with our company and the other with my family. We have had an absolute blessed and enjoyable stay. Everything from the stay to the delicious food was just amazing. I have highly recommended you guys to family and friends and will continue to do... More 

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

Dear Kathy and Bradford, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I is always so pleasing to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you will be recommending us to friends and family and more importantly be coming back again. We really appreciate your support and do look forward to... More 

umtata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the service that we received was very good I will recommend to other people to come and spend their quality time with your hotel. The staff was friendly and the food was so nice the area its self was very accommodative. kids have their places to enjoy themselves that's what I love about it, next time we will bring our... More 

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