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Mbotyi River Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank christiewooding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The campsites are not within the grounds of the Mbotyi River Lodge, but it is an community camp with campsites and chalets. that is being rented out by the Lodge. By staying there, don't give you access to any facilities within the Lodge. We were...More

Thank georgeaY8778DC
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We camped at the campsite next to Mbotyi River Lodge, and although the camp grounds were close to the sea and offered some protection from the wind while offering good views. The campsite turned into a mud bath and trying to get vehicles and trailers...More

Thank adventurersa2018
Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 25 April 2018

As explained the campsite is a community based project - We assist the community in taking booking on their behalf and it goes into their bank account. This and the fact that hotel amenities are unavailable to campsite guests is clearly explained on all documentation...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This may not be a luxurious resort however it is comfortable, clean and has amazing sea views I loved staying here the service was amazing and the resort is a stones throw away from the beach. Eastern Cape is an untouched piece of heaven and...More

Thank CandiceM1
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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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