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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Port St John has nothing much going for it EXCEPT Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa which is just superb! We stayed four nights mid July and enjoyed every second, from the fresh, inventive food served breakfast, lunch and dinner (not to mention elevensies and afternoon tea!) to the well appointed bedrooms with outdoor shower (which was just magnificent)! The pool... More 

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

The room clean tidy, beautiful view. Your eyes soaking in the peaceful view while enjoying a warm shower in your outdoor shower. Beautiful peaceful gardens to enjoy. There's nanny's available if you've got small kids and need rest. Food, presentation and service really five star. There's a adult lounge for reading etc, a lounge for teenagers to play games, listen... More 

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

Thank you so much for sending through this review. We are truly delighted to hear that you had such a heavenly experience at Umngazi. It truly is a very special place and offers something for everyone in the family. A wonderful treat to relax, unwind and reconnect with the family. We look forward to welcoming you back to our little... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been trying to get a reservation at umngazi for years but due to to the extreme popularity it was nearly impossible. When we finally did I can whole heatedly say it was worth the wait. Everything about it was amazing from the rooms, staff, food, seafood evening, beach and did I mention the seafood evening? The rooms are... More 

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

Thank you so very much for sending through this wonderful review. We welcome all feedback from our guests whether it be positive or negative as it is a direct means to identify the areas that need to be improved on. Firstly, we are very happy to hear that you think that you the wait to visit Umngazi was worth it.... More 

Mthatha, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Driving from Mthatha on the busy road and noise thats hard to ignore, then arriving at Umngazi it was as if I was transported to another Universe, an escape of some sort, a place of serenity and when you speak you feel as if your voice is the loudest because of the surrounding tranquility.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to send through this review - we really do love to hear back from our guests after their stay. It really is a piece of paradise and it is so relaxing and tranquil at Umngazi. It is a place to refresh and restore. We are delighted that you enjoyed some time out... More 

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

Umngazi River Bungalows is the perfect destination for a relaxing family holiday or a getaway to unwind and recharge! Since my children were still in prams, we spent 10 days from the 3 January every single year. It was here that we could recharge and get ready for the new year ahead, where our children swam in warm seas, started... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to send through this wonderful review. It is very special to know that so many priceless family memories have been made for you and yours at Umngazi River Bungalows. It truly is a place where memories are made. We hope you all get together again soon so we can welcome you back... More 

Durban, South Africa
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After hearing great reports for years about this resort we eventually got lucky to book a five night family getaway. This was meant to be winter but we had four great sunny days. I can only imagine how awesome mid summer must be with late sunsets. We traveled with our 15 year old son and booked inter leading bungalows. These... More 

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

Many thanks for sending through your review from your recent visit to Umngazi River Bungalows. We are delighted that you got to visit with us and enjoy a tranquil family getaway. I will most certainly pass on your comments and feedback on your experience with the food whilst you were staying with us. I have to agree that the Umngazi... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was such an investment in our marriage and family. This is the real value. Our incredible nanny allowed us time to spend together as a couple, invest in our relationship, be care free and enjoy each other's company. The time spent with our kids was similar in that everyone was relaxed and full of love and fun. The... More 

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. We are extremely delighted to hear that your visit to us helped your family reconnect and create fun times and memories together. We are already looking forward to having you back again next year to create more moments and fun time together. Warmest regards, The Umngazi Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was apprehensive about our holiday before going there because i had heard so many good things and didn't want to be disappointed..i needn't have worried. Umngazi is an amazing family holiday destination. We were also blessed with great, sunny weather which made our time there. The staff are super friendly, the cottages are well appointed and the food is... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to send through your review. It is so encouraging to hear this positive feedback - we really do appreciate. We are also so delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time at Umngazi with your family. It is a very special place to visit with your family where you can all reconnect and... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our down time at Umngazi. As a mom it is so nice to go away and not have to pack anything besides clothing. The kids are catered to beautifully in both food and play, which adds to the most super relaxation as a mum. We will definitely be returning.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to send in your review. We are delighted to hear that you got to actually have a holiday and relax. We are sure that precious memories and moments were made with your family during your time with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warmest regards The... More 

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

We were at Umngazi +- 23 years ago and truly loved it. I decided to surprise my wife and treat her to a few days at Umngazi in July and WOW!!! What a lovely place - still. I regret not booking a few more additional days. Thank you to everybody there for ensuring that we, especially my wife, had an... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • 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
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $155 - $155 (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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