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Mbotyi River Lodge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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 4 weeks ago

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
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 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018

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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