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Mbotyi River Lodge

Pondoland, Mbotyi 4820 South Africa See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
3.5 Star accommodation
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All reviews wild coast the river games room hidden gem dining room beautiful surroundings table tennis staff were very friendly sardine run horse ride tea plantation no problem sardines lovely beach live entertainment south africans early morning
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

2nd visit to the lodge with African Watersports for the Sardine Run. travelling to the lodge takes about 7 hours from Durban with the last stretch down a narrow dirt road but the views are spectacular. Checking in was a simple process and the boys...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Been here twice in two years. Food is outstanding. Chalet is neat and clean. Rooms are big and spacious. Loved my view. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Favourite was the fire in the main section where I could read my book in peace.

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Spent two nights at Mbotyi lodge towards the end of May. Facilities are very good & accommodation comfortable. Visited the cows on the beach the first afternoon! During the second day we visited the 3 waterfalls. The one passed the Tea plantation is particularly impressive...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Will M
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Lodge is beautifully located with excellent sea views. Food is good but could do with improvement. Bread wasn't fresh every day. Dinner staff was well trained and very helpful. But on the day we left there were no porters to help with our luggage which...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank christiewooding
Response from Juan S, Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 17 September 2018

My sincerest apologies for someone not helping with the luggage. This is an oversight that we can deal with. I hope you enjoyed your freely upgraded accommodation tho

Reviewed 7 June 2018

What a breathtakingly beautiful place to kick your feet up! The back drops of the hills of the Pondoland cascading into the Indian Ocean! We spent our Honeymoon here and will never forget the hospitality and friendly nature of the Xhosa people! Looking forward to...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Jason F
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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 More 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. Less
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Free Parking
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South Africa > Eastern Cape > Mbotyi
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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
Room Tips
"If you're a light sleeper, ask for a room further away from the common areas. The newer log cabins are..."
09 Jan 2018
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"Try to stay in one of the front rooms for the best views out over the beach to sea."
10 Oct 2017
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"Choose a room with a sea view or lagoon view"
24 Feb 2017
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"Request a sea facing unit"
06 Feb 2017
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