I joined my husband's family for Christmas at Mbotyi and all-in-all enjoyed the stay in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, however there were a couple of hiccups that if rectified would make this hotel worthy of its perfect location. As a group with very diverse interests the area offered us all something, whether it was fishing, mountain-biking, hiking or lazing. I would recommend this spot as there isn't really an alternative that doesn't involve self-catering or camping. The hotel is very lucky to have a captive market - it's location and the lack of alternatives would make me turn a blind eye to the iffy food and basic accommodation and go back there with my friends and family tomorrow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Mbotyi River Lodge, the Wild Coast's leading seaside hotel we offer a range of accommodation options for couples, groups, families or corporate and conference bookings. Guests enjoy a comfortable 3 star hotel experience at this wonderfully remote Wild Coast resort. Our bedrooms all have a private balcony or patio to enjoy the wonderful views whether it is of the sea, the lagoon or valley. All rooms also offer tea and coffee making facilities, a ceiling fan and a safe for your valuables. We have 48 well appointed, en-suite rooms of which 36 are log cabins and 12 in thatched units that blend beautifully into the lush natural environment of Pondoland. 12 Rooms interconnect - perfect for families. We also cater for sporting, adventure and conference groups. ... more less