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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the gems on the South African wild coast that measures amongst the top 10 holiday places in SA for me with unspoiled beaches and lagoon ideal for a hassle free break away with your friends or family were you eat and stay like a king...we will be back soon!

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an excellent stay marred only by very upset stomachs on the final evening of our stay. We were a group of 6 - 2 in one room (35A) - my wife and I - and 4 in the other room (32 A&B). I can only assume that the water from the taps caused the upset stomachs as we... More 

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

Dear Umngazi Guest, I was happy to read that your stay with us was an excellent one, but of course sorry to read that you had become ill on your final evening with us. The water is tested daily as well a quarterly test were we send it away to a laboratory for testing and according to all tests there... More 

Centurion
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited Umngazi 32 years ago, and my sons took me there for my 60th birthday. The setting will never change and stays beautifull. Our stay was very pleasant indeed with lovely decorated rooms. The food was devine and the staff very friendly and helpful. This is the only place I want to be. Love Umngazi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful place. It's so nice to have a local crowd and one that seems to be so alike. The kids just seem to not stop, the entertainment for them is constant, the use of the local populace is wonderful, the rates are fair if not bordering on expensive but you get the feeling you are not being violated... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

MNGAZI IS STILL NO: 1 AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. Many thanks for everything! Your friendliness and care by ALL is unsurpassed. The special gifts were lovely and are being well used - thank you Louise and staff.

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Jhb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally got to return to Umngazi after visiting it for the first time 3 years ago. This time we took family with us so that they could experience the stunning Umngazi River Bungalows. Our stay was everything we had hoped for. Brilliant service, far too much yummy food and lovely rooms. The staff is friendly and the spa is... More 

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

Beautiful place. Friendly staff. Delicious meals. I have referred friends to go see this fabulous place. It's baby friendly as well. It's an ideal place for romance or family getaway. We liked the place and enjoyed everything about the place.

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

If you are looking for a great family getaway destination which is great value for money, then this is the place for you. The friendly staff for starters make you feel like you're part of the family and the food is out of this world! Tired of the kids nagging you constantly because they are bored? Not at Umngazi! The... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

was most disappointed at the service from dining staff...it seems that we were ignored if our tips were not up to the same dollar values as the foreign guests! Sad when good service is dependant on voluntary tips. we constantly had to look for a waitress to place orders or clear up plates, as they were almost hovering on the... More 

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

Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for the review, I was obviously very concerned on reading this review and wished you had brought this to managements attention early on in your stay. 99% of our guests our South African as well tips are optional at the end of our guests stay not during. I will of course investigate this... More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most lovely stay here. The setting is lovely and the food and accommodation were excellent. The staff are so pleasant and gentle and happy to serve and assist us. We felt completely safe and the beaches are beautiful and well looked after. The Decor and services offered are very clever - for example Childrens Entertainment and the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away on the Wild Coast, in the heart of Pondoland, and encompassed by a rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, lies the award winning Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa - an award winning family resort & spa. The thatch-roofed bungalows are situated amongst the indigenous gardens which provide the perfect setting for a totally relaxed holiday. Weekly fly-in packages are available Friday to Friday from Durban where you fly at 500 feet above sea level along the beautiful coastline - a wonderful way to start your holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

Address: i, Port St Johns, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Price Range: $151 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 69
Also Known As:
Umngazi River Bungalows Hotel Port St Johns
Umngazi River Hotel
Umngazi River Resort
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