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Mbotyi River Lodge

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Pondoland, Mbotyi 4820 South Africa See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

2nd visit to the lodge with African Watersports for the Sardine Run. travelling to the lodge takes about 7 hours from Durban with the last stretch down a narrow dirt road but the views are spectacular. Checking in was a simple process and the boys...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Been here twice in two years. Food is outstanding. Chalet is neat and clean. Rooms are big and spacious. Loved my view. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Favourite was the fire in the main section where I could read my book in peace.

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Spent two nights at Mbotyi lodge towards the end of May. Facilities are very good & accommodation comfortable. Visited the cows on the beach the first afternoon! During the second day we visited the 3 waterfalls. The one passed the Tea plantation is particularly impressive...More

Thank Will M
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Lodge is beautifully located with excellent sea views. Food is good but could do with improvement. Bread wasn't fresh every day. Dinner staff was well trained and very helpful. But on the day we left there were no porters to help with our luggage which...More

Thank christiewooding
Response from Juan S, Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 1 week ago

My sincerest apologies for someone not helping with the luggage. This is an oversight that we can deal with. I hope you enjoyed your freely upgraded accommodation tho

Reviewed June 6, 2018

What a breathtakingly beautiful place to kick your feet up! The back drops of the hills of the Pondoland cascading into the Indian Ocean! We spent our Honeymoon here and will never forget the hospitality and friendly nature of the Xhosa people! Looking forward to...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Outdoor pool
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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South Africa > Eastern Cape > Mbotyi
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Jennie L
December 28, 2017|
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Response from Juan S | Property representative |
Hi Jennie. I personally travel from Ifafa to Mbotyi regularly and have not had any problems on the way. The route that most of our guests have taken is Port Edward, Bizana (Bypass), Magusheni (Yaka Garage), Flagstaff... More
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"If you're a light sleeper, ask for a room further away from the common areas. The newer log cabins are..."
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"Try to stay in one of the front rooms for the best views out over the beach to sea."
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"Choose a room with a sea view or lagoon view"
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"Request a sea facing unit"
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