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Mbotyi River Lodge

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Pondoland, Mbotyi 4820 South Africa See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
3.5 Star accommodation
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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.

Date of stay: January 2017
1  Thank paul2607199
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...More

Date of stay: December 2016
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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...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank TravelerNix
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...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank BiancaBartman
Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 26 December 2016

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...More

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...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank BobbyJane021
Response from Juan S, General Manager at Mbotyi River LodgeResponded 5 December 2016

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

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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 More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Outdoor pool
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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South Africa > Eastern Cape > Mbotyi
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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
Room Tips
"If you're a light sleeper, ask for a room further away from the common areas. The newer log cabins are..."
09 Jan 2018
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"Try to stay in one of the front rooms for the best views out over the beach to sea."
10 Oct 2017
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"Choose a room with a sea view or lagoon view"
24 Feb 2017
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"Request a sea facing unit"
06 Feb 2017
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