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    Mbotyi River Lodge

    Pondoland, Mbotyi 4820, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent41%
    • Very good34%
    • Average18%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible5%
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    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Spa
    Laundry Service
    Babysitting
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 99 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

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

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

    Your review is greatly appreciated thank you

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 1 week 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

    1  Thank traveller1084
    Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 1 week 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

    1  Thank keltronNiamey
    Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Your review is greatly appreciated thank you

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    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Spa
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    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Babysitting
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • 48
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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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