We stayed here for a 5 days of our Honeymoon and it was just incredible. After a pretty tough drive to get there, which is the only drawback, we were almost instantly refreshed by the sign in reception saying "this is a barefoot establishment". The food was top-class from day 1. We can’t believe there are reviews here that complain about the food. There is so much choice, everything is delicious. The bacon is CRISPY which is impossible to find anywhere and the eggs are made to order, exactly how you order them. The soups were all packed with flavour and the bread was fresh out of the oven every time. As for the main meals, we were not disappointed once. Nothing was ever repeated and finally the desserts from fresh berry and nut tarts to fresh fruit salad, excellent. The service was out of this world, when Rob got sick they gave us medicine that they had in there mini-dispensary free of charge and showed a lot of concern. They have everything you need and more than you could possibly want. If we had to complain about one thing, it’s that they don’t enforce their rules of keeping kids out of the bar. Being on honeymoon, we wanted a little bit of grown up time, no kids. But other than that, a top class holiday and excellent value for money.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Umngazi River Bungalows Hotel Port St Johns
- Umngazi River Hotel
- Umngazi River Resort