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Coleraine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

One of the stars of the Wild Coast- it takes a bit of getting to, but it is quite do-able in a normal car. A beautiful setting and within reach of several waterfalls and other scenic highlights. Some of these, for example, Luphatana, are only accessible in 4x4 vehicles. The restaurant and bar are relaxed and have a relaxed and...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We spent 5 days at Mbotyi River Lodge and loved every minute. Not posh or fancy, but has everything you could ask for: beautiful views, very comfortable room, friendly staff, knowledgeable guides, wonderful walks, lovely food, and blissfully quiet. We felt so welcome.

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

Hi Clare Thank you for the awesome review we really appreciate it. You were such a pleasure to have

Reviewed 25 July 2016

paradise at the end of a reasonable gravel road for about 25kms.....scenery is OUTSTANDING.staff, friendly, welcoming. restaurant, basic but comfortable, food, old home style delicious. thatch rooms facing lagoon, T5 as I had is poor. hope the other rooms are of better quality.

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

Thank you for the review. We greatly appreciate the feedback

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Looking for a remote beach holiday with a variety of activities, Mbotyi was the perfect destination. We enjoyed birding, canoeing, hiking to the waterfalls, the pleasure of an open and quiet beach and friendly and helpful staff. We found the accommodation perfectly adequate with good food and wonderful seafood dinner dishes.

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

Thank you for the review. We greatly appreciate the feedback

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 May 2016

A magic gem in the Transkei, The rooms have fantastic sea views, the staff are super helpful and friendly, the food is amazing. I loved the long walks, the cows on the beach and the great fishing and diving.

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

Thank you for the review. We greatly appreciate the feedback

Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We spent an amazing nine days at Mbotyi River Lodge. A perfect place to relax, the meals are excellent and the staff are friendly and most accommodating. Will definitely be back. Thank you, Mike, Mia and Nikita

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

Thank yo Mike, Mia & Nikita for the awesome review. Hope to see you back here soon

Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The Mbotyi River Lodge is a hidden gem. Beautifully maintained, with friendly staff and excellent food , we loved our stay. Situated right on the beach and lagoon , there are kilometers of hiking trails in all directions, but especially along the unspoilt, uninhabited coastline to waterfalls plunging directly into the sea. Would love to return for a longer stay.

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

We cant wait to welcome you back

Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Great lodge right on the mouth of the Mbotyi river. Very secure too with fence and a security guard at gate. Chalets are great and well maintained and have a nice beach vibe about them. Nice outdoor balcony too. The restaurant is great with the waitrons always being so friendly and always smiling. The lodge manager was so very helpful...

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon

Cape Town
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Any review that says different should not be believed. This is a haven of peace and tranquility - one of the best in Transkei! There is absolutely nothing to fault! I have read some of the negative reviews and they are simply not true. It is my second visit, and I have sent many friends to visit as well who...

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

Greatly appreciate the support and vote of confidence.

Gauteng
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

After traveling through all the road blocks held by the cattle we arrived at Mbotyi with anticipation as it was our first visit . Our room was comfortable,with a good view of the ocean. We arranged for a local guide who showed us good fishing spots. Food was good and the staff were very helpful and friendly. There are wonderful...

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Greatly appreciate the review - Thank you

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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  • 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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