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    Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

    i, Port St Johns, South Africa
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
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      2 adults
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          Room & Suite (75)
          Pool & Beach (45)
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          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
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          Reviewed 6 March 2017

          After hearing from friends about Umngazi, we finally got the chance to go and experience the place for ourselves. It definitely did not disappoint! Being a couple with 2 kids, the sea facing bungalow was perfect for us.We could take in the view whilst relaxing...More

          Thank Jerusha H
          Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 19 March 2017

          Dear Jerusha, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it was great to read that the whole family had enjoyed their stay and that you got that all important Family time to catch-up with one another. We so appreciate your support and of course...More

          Reviewed 5 March 2017

          The highest tribute we can give this special place is that we are already planning and looking forward to returning next year. Umgazi is stunningly beautiful and feels most unspoilt. The staff are very attentive and the food is excellent, in particular the abundant salad...More

          Thank Naturelover_777983
          Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 19 March 2017

          Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for this kind review, I was so glad to read how much you had enjoyed your stay with us and how much you had appreciated the Team that is Umngazi. It is great as well to read that...More

          Reviewed 26 February 2017

          Once again we had a wonderful break, this time with a larger group of friends. Bungalows in the process of being refurbished, some complete. Bathroom upgrades great. Food excellent and in great quantities. Private dinner for our group in the Gazebo was very special. Visit...More

          Thank ShirleyBenney
          Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 19 March 2017

          Dear Shirley, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review, it really was wonderful to have you hear with such a fun group of people. I do hope that many new memories were made and old ones remembered! Thank you...More

          Reviewed 26 February 2017

          This was a beautiful resort and we appreciated, as an older couple, being situated in a bungalow at the quiet end of the site in a beautiful location overlooking the lagoon and beach. Also having the breakfast room and lounge close by was much appreciated....More

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          Thank AllMyTrips11
          Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 20 March 2017

          Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it is greatly appreciated, great to read that you had enjoyed your stay and of course were comfortable. I do hope we get to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Graham

          Reviewed 23 February 2017

          My first visit here was in the late 1970's. The resort has changed beyond recognition but it is still a beautifully tranquil destination. At this present time the accommodation is going through refurbishment. When we were there it was just too hot to take advantage...More

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          Thank forgedweller
          Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & SpaResponded 19 March 2017

          Dear Umngazi Guest, It was great to have you back here at Umngazi after so many years, I was happy to read that you appreciated the changes that have been made over the years, yet the walk on the Umngazi beach has not changed over...More

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          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
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          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)
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          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|
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          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
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          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|
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          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
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          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|
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          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.
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          Room Tips
          "Sea facing rooms are spectacular but are a further walk from central amenities."
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          "Definitely go for a sea view room if you are on a romantic break. Or the bottom river view bungalows are..."
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          "Choose a cottage on the lower bank if you don't like stairs. However the sea facing rooms on all levels..."
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          "I would say a sea-view is preferable to a river view."
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