We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

    i, Port St Johns, South Africa
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Traveller (375)
          Room & Suite (75)
          Pool & Beach (45)
          Delicious Monster Retreat
          26 reviews
          #7 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
           
          The Lodge on the Beach
          45 reviews
          #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Port St Johns
           
          Amapondo Backpackers Lodge
          209 reviews
          #1 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
           
          Jungle Monkey Backpackers
          72 reviews
          #4 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
           
          Overview
          • Excellent73%
          • Very good20%
          • Average5%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
          3 days ago
          “Stay at Umngazi”
          1 week ago
          “3 nights at Umngazi River Bungalows”
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast Buffet
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Suites
          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
          Spa
          Wheelchair Access
          Conference Facilities
          Laundry Service
          Tennis Court
          Shuttle Bus Service
          Babysitting
          Private Balcony
          4.0 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null}
          Delicious Monster Retreat
          26 reviews
          #7 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
           
          The Lodge on the Beach
          45 reviews
          #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Port St Johns
           
          Amapondo Backpackers Lodge
          209 reviews
          #1 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
           
          Jungle Monkey Backpackers
          72 reviews
          #4 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
           
          Write a Review
          Reviews (973)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language
          There are newer reviews for Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa See the most recent reviews

          11 - 15 of 973 reviews

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          Umngazi is an amazing family holiday, loads to do for the entire family. Pool, bar, spa, fishing, biggest jungle gym, trampoline, tennis, walks, running, cycling, shop. Great food, amazing views, clean rooms.More

          Thank Pippa H
          Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 4 weeks ago

          Dear Pippa, Thank you so much for this amazing review it was wonderful to read how much you had enjoyed your and all that Umngazi has on offer. Thank you so much for your support and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind...More

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          Great place to just relax and be spoiled. The kids loved the nannies and the separate dining room. Adults loved the adult time, food, bar , activities to choose from are plenty of that to do. Amazing food breakfast, lunch and supper. Keep space for...More

          Review collected in partnership with this hotel
          Thank Theunis H
          Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 4 weeks ago

          Dear Theunis, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, great to read that you managed to have some adult holiday time whilst the children were well cared for my our team on nannies. Thank you as well for the superb comments about the food...More

          Reviewed 17 May 2017

          We have just had a fantastic week at the very special Umngazi! So much to do for the whole family! The only thing I would work on is having a inside play area for toddlers of about 1 - 2 years old as we were...More

          Thank kittykat015
          Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 4 weeks ago

          Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review it was wonderful to read that the entire Family enjoyed their stay with us. We do have the Creative Corner available for children under the age of 4, this area is open from 8am...More

          Reviewed 17 May 2017

          Foremost this property has the most beautiful unspoiled views of the coast! They are absolutely breathtaking. As far as the resort itself, I do not recommend going in cooler weather. We stayed when it was 11C (52F). The rooms only have showers on the outside....More

          1  Thank Condocat
          Reviewed 16 May 2017

          We had a great time at Mngazi and we will surely return. Service at the dining hall can improve, the waiting time was above average, the waiters seemed a bit overwhelmed by the number of patrons especially if you were seated outside.More

          Review collected in partnership with this hotel
          Thank philasandej
          Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 4 weeks ago

          Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for this kind review, fantastic to read that you had a great time and importantly that you will return. Your comment about the diningroom service has been noted and will receive attention. We look forward to welcoming you...More

          Delicious Monster Retreat
          26 reviews
          #7 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
           
          The Lodge on the Beach
          45 reviews
          #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Port St Johns
           
          Amapondo Backpackers Lodge
          209 reviews
          #1 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
           
          Jungle Monkey Backpackers
          72 reviews
          #4 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Beachfront
          • Free Internet
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Babysitting
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Laundry Service
          • Banquet Room
          • Conference Facilities
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Tennis Court
          Details
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Accessible rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 69
          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • Eastern Cape >
          • Port St Johns
          • Also Known As
          • Umngazi River Bungalows Hotel Port St Johns ,
          • Umngazi River Hotel ,
          • Umngazi River Resort
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (375)
          Room & Suite (75)
          Pool & Beach (45)
          Dining (25)
          Hotel & Grounds (239)
          Bathroom (17)
          Family and Play Areas (4)
          Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
          Nearby
          Nearby Restaurants
          Delicious Monster
          85 reviews
          6.27 km away
          Panarottis Mthatha
          27 reviews
          66.13 km away
          Wood n Spoon
          32 reviews
          8.02 km away
          Friends Wild Coast Cafe
          35 reviews
          45.73 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Offshore Africa
          9 reviews
          11.03 km away
          Hole in the Wall
          160 reviews
          52.39 km away
          Nelson Mandela Museum
          23 reviews
          63.82 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Lizell W
          Hello!. I am keen to visit in December but my retired parents in Durban are very anxious about the general personal safety as well as road conditions as they don't have a 4x4. Please advise the condition of the road and journey time. Another option would be to fly them but then we are restricted to a 7 night stay, what is the airfield like now?
          16 March 2017|
          Answer Show all 6 answers
          Response from Carl L | Reviewed this property |
          Hi I agree why the previous entry. The drive is ok if you do it during the day. The road is not the issue but rather the drivers and the livestock along the way. If you're at all nervous of driving (like my wife is) then fly... More
          1
          Vote
          Lizell W
          I understand there is a ferry to get to the beach, is this run by the resort? Is there a charge, how frequent is the service? How long does it take to get from the resort to the beach?
          16 March 2017|
          Answer Show all 3 answers
          Response from GeneralManager81 | Property representative |
          There is a ferry to the beach run by the Resort, as well you can access the beach directly from the Resort as well walking along the path next to the river. The ferry is available whenever the guest would like to go, no... More
          0
          Votes
          Dayn1984
          Hi there, Traveling from Durban this Friday, which is the recommended route at the moment? - R61 through Bizana/Flagstaff/Lusikisiki - N2 to Kokstad then R394 to R61 via Flagstaff/Lusikisiki - N2 to Kokstad then to Mthatha and onto the R61 Thanks
          5 January 2017|
          Answer Show all 4 answers
          Response from GeneralManager81 | Property representative |
          The Kokstad outing although longer is a far more comfortable drive as you miss all the Roadworks between Port Edward and Bizana.
          0
          Votes
          Room Tips
          "Sea facing rooms are spectacular but are a further walk from central amenities."
          Read review
          "Definitely go for a sea view room if you are on a romantic break. Or the bottom river view bungalows are..."
          Read review
          "Choose a cottage on the lower bank if you don't like stairs. However the sea facing rooms on all levels..."
          Read review
          "I would say a sea-view is preferable to a river view."
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing