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Mbotyi River Lodge

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to be a bit determined to get to Mbotyi - the last 20 or so kilometres is on unpaved road through tea plantations. But the trip is worth it. The Lodge is set in beautifully manicured grounds with direct access to several miles of beach. The walk along the beach through several small coves is a pure delight....

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London, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We went to Mbotyi for a nostalgic family reunion. As kids, alas all too many years ago, we used to holiday most Julys at Drewe"s camp a few k further north up the coast. Each time we would trek to Mbotyi to visit my Dad's old Scots buddy, Jack Barber, who owned the trading store at Mbotyi - long since...

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2Thank malcolm1948
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We had a wonderful family celebration at Mboyti River lodge in february. The location is stunning with a relaxed chilled atmosphere. Food is good and rooms are clean and very comfortable and serviced daily. Beautiful sea views from sea facing rooms. The staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had...

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1Thank mary66v
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our first visit to this gem... definitely would be back and would make sure to use all the attractions available. Love the setting. Enjoyed the food and great hospitality. Beautiful surroundings. Lots to see in the area.

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1Thank paul2607199
bluffton, SC
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was our first time to Mbotyi and as long as your expectations are in line you will have a fabulous, relaxing experience. If you are looking for luxury then this is not the place for you. If you want a chilled resort, with good food, that goes out of it's way to make you comfortable then this is the...

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1Thank andrewrice
Johannesburg
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful three nights in this hotel. The grounds are well kept, the pool refreshing and the beach beautiful. We braved the 28km hike to waterfall bluff which was tough but worth it. Unfortunately there was some confusion around the cost, the reception told us it would be R250 for two, but the guide expected R250 each. Food...

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely campsite with clean ablutions. Far from the beach (no seaview). The people at Mbotyi River Lodge were very unhelpful and NOT accomodating towards the campers at all. We were not allowed to use any of the lodge's facilities (not even the use of the shop to buy ice, water etc). It states on the website that campers may use...

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Thank BiancaBartman
Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Bianca My apologies that you did not enjoy yourself. The campsite is actually a community based project in total and we assist them only with their bookings as a service to the community for no charge. During season our lodge guests pay prime and look for their privacy without having to fight for a space in the pool or...

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night during our SA tour and truely enjoyed our time at Mbotyi River Lodge! We were greeted by the owner upon arrival (it is some 24km of dirt road but doable by car) and showed around the premises. Our room was cosy and clean, beds pretty comfy. We went for a hike along the beach and...

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Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. It is truly appreciate and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

After running 21km we stumbled through the gate & into the pool. We organised drinks at the bar & were called for toasted sandwiches in the restaurant. The rooms were clean & practical. The view stunning. The toilets a bit prone to break after 1st flush, but quickly fixed. Thin walls makes for limited privacy and lots of noise from...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is the third time we have visited Mbotyi River Lodge, the first for 4 of our friends who came with us, we stayed four days and if it wasn't for the weather which wasn't great, would loved to have stayed much longer. From the time of booking to the time of departure, we were treated very well by all...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

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Address: Pondoland, Mbotyi 4820, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Mbotyi
Hotel Class:3 star — Mbotyi River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Choose a room with a sea view or lagoon view”
mary66v, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a sea facing unit”
paul2607199, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have lovely views of either the lagoon or sea”
Lesley1222, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lagoon view”
Zotsha, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“log cabins may be better.”
N9434WFvictorr, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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