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Mbotyi River Lodge

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Mbotyi River Lodge is rustic and relaxed. It's not luxurious, but it's comfortable and welcoming. The lodge sits on the bank of the lagoon, overlooking the ocean, and you reach it by driving through a tea plantation and then a lush forest. It offers remarkable...More

Thank Tamara O
Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the well laid out review. The feedback is greatly appeciated

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

First off, this place is a journey to get too so if you are looking for a place to relax & unwind far away from everything, this is it! We stayed here solely to hike to waterfall Bluff. The rooms are very comfortable & clean....More

Thank kimchixo
Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

Your review is greatly appreciated thank you

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Out of the way lodge on the wild coast. we stayed in 2 interleading basic rooms with great seas views. Bath towels had tears in several of them even when replaced. Food was tasty and well prepared but not a salad in sight for dinner...More

Thank TamsinPuren
Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review it is greatly appreciated

Reviewed 24 November 2017

A beautiful place, hidden from the hustle and bustle of real life. Unbelievable views from our room, lovely beach almost to ourselves, and a wonderful walk to the waterfall tumbling into the sea. There are other waterfalls in the area in beautiful surroundings. The food...More

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Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

Your review is grealy appreciated thank you

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We have been visit the Transkei for over 30 years now, we recently stayed in this lodge with our 93 year old mother. We had a really nice break together. Watching the Whales splashing around in the sea from our bedroom veranda was a fantastic...More

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Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

Your review is greatly appreciated thank you

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Jennie L
28 December 2017|
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Response from Juan S | Property representative |
Hi Jennie. I personally travel from Ifafa to Mbotyi regularly and have not had any problems on the way. The route that most of our guests have taken is Port Edward, Bizana (Bypass), Magusheni (Yaka Garage), Flagstaff... More
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"If you're a light sleeper, ask for a room further away from the common areas. The newer log cabins are..."
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"Try to stay in one of the front rooms for the best views out over the beach to sea."
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"Choose a room with a sea view or lagoon view"
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"Request a sea facing unit"
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