We stayed here for one night. It's not really a suitable place for just an overnight stay, but that isn't the lodges fault (rather out travel agency). (Not suitable because there's so much to do which we didn't have time for - take at least a few days when you're at this lodge).
The 25km gravel road leading up to the lodge seems daunting but is easily accessible by a regular sedan and adds to the experience.
Staff was very friendly. Room was comfortable and cozy, although the bathroom could use a few upgrades (leaky toilet, shower curtain full of fungi).
- 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