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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

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Zululand, South Africa
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a very long and winding road, you do arrive at an oasis that is always worth the journey. We have always loved our holidays here (dating all the way back to the 80's). Very friendly staff, amazing food and a stunning location that offers guests so much more. The nannies for the little kids, and exciting activities for the... More 

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone always told me to visit Umngazi and I was not disappointed. Great setting accommodation was extremely comfortable food of a high standard, they don't try and kill you with drink prices so really enjoyable

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been to this place last in 1984. My wife and I came back in January 2016. The place has improved substantially. The quality of the accommodation is very good. We took an Aloe Package in the Ntabeni suite. It included a massage ( beautiful setting ) and a sundowner cruise up the river. Both experiences were most enjoyable... More 

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Grahamstown, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic location, great service, great food. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The sound of the sea at night is wonderful. The reservations staff were excellent in accommodating a single person booking, usually a nightmare when booking at 'family' resorts. The beach is quiet and spectacular, if you want to escape the crowds then Umngazi is for you!

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just loved our stay. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff were lovely. The setting by the river and sea is very, very special. The only small downside is that you can hear everything that is going on in the adjacent room in the shared bungalow that we had. Not very private!

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful holiday where we were made to feel welcome and relaxed from beginning to end and every need and want was provided for. Great for kids and adults alike and wonderful nannies and things to do.

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed it and would definitely love to go back sometime. The couples spa massage was great with a view overlooking the sea.The food is delicious. There is so much to do but also lovely to just relax

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Umgazi comes with a five star tick in every box:- The friendly staff, the community involvement, the accommodation, the gardens, the care and detail in every facet, the food, the view, the beach, the spa . It was just perfect and every need was both anticipated and taken care of. Don't miss out on a perfect beach and river experience.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was pleased to hear from the Umngazi management that a complete renovation of the bathrooms in the chalets will be done this year so look forward to that when we make our annual visit to Umngazi in Jan 2017. Apparently the kitchen will also undergo a full revamp. Hopefully will not effect a major hike in tariffs!!

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

The location was beautiful and tranquil. The food was constantly excellent and meal time was a definite daily highlight. The accommodation was somewhat of a let down; the bungalow we occupied was basic in its amenities and was in dire need of a good clean and general upgrade. We found the reception staff disinterested , uninformative and lacked enthusiasm.

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