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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 31 March 2016

our company just did a team build at mbotyi river lodge. the tranquil setting of this place is to die for. its nice to experience how people live in rural settings. the beaches are wild, uninhabitted and only the locals are to be seen. imagine walking on a beach with goats and cattle roaming around.

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1Thank Raj J
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Stunning views and spacious rooms makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind. Don't lift a finger and have dinner and breakfast prepared and served to you. Walk along the beautiful beach, paddle a canoe in the lagoon or hike to the stunning waterfalls. This is a lodge you cannot afford to miss along the beautiful wild coast!

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1Thank Jennifer196807
Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I could you busy for a very long time about Mbotyi river lodge and the splendid service we received from them! Although it is a bit (14 hours) of a drive to get to the lodge it is worth it. You get friendly service from the get go ... The log cabins are clean and have air con. Some cabins...

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3Thank AnelDreyer
potchefstroom
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Hereby several reasons NOT TO GO to this lodge 1 BEDBUGS !!!! and hordes of little spiders everywhere, especially in bedding. Could not sleep as my family and I was bitten the whole night. 2 VERY UNSAFE beach Need to leave the lodge's stand and walk along a secluded and very overgrown path, through a river (which is very dirty...

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4Thank conrad p
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This lodge is 18km from the nearest tarmac-ed road. It overlooks a lovely beach and the accommodation is in log cabins which are in well maintained gardens. The central areas are spacious and there is a big games room and bar area. The rooms are a good size but need some investment. The food was good and the service was...

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1Thank HandyAndyLondon_UK
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

When you are nearly there, after some 15 to 20 km of dirt road, you cannot but wonder if it will be worth it. I can reassure you immediately; yes it is. The view and sights are amongst the most wonderful you will find in South Africa -- or to say it in Michelin terms; Mérite le détour. Why not...

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1Thank Adolf P
Knysna
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is definitely a get-away-from-the-city location, with plenty of activities available to guests. The rooms are a bit dark and a little dated but clean, with individual deck areas. We had a limited but adequate selection at dinner, well-cooked and tasty. At breakfast, we had a long-ish wait as there seemed to be only one waitress on. There's a long...

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3Thank Jill M
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

On my day visit, I was escorted to the reception by a security guard who stood there while I was questioned for a good 12min to explain what can they help me with. I was questioned by three different people, if I was not desperate for a drink, I would have driven away. This place is not fond of Africans

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6Thank Namkelekile
Ceres
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

As a group of ministers and missionaries we visited Mbotyi to clear our heads a bit. It was a very nice stay. Big open rooms with lots of sunlight shining in. Views of the lagoon as well as the seaside to sea as you get up in the morning. Friendly staff was serving us supper as well as breakfast. Really...

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2Thank Francois M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

Mbotyi River Lodge is a real gem at the Wild Coast. Our room 205 with Seaview was pleasant but small. The bathroom with shower was clean and had the necessary amenities. The bar, game room and deck are the meeting point of the guests. Dinner and breakfast is served in the dining room. Country style food was delicious. Activities offered...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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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 

Additional Information about Mbotyi River Lodge

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”
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“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.”
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