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Umkomaas, South Africa
Reviewed 16 July 2014

My hubby and I stopped in at Mbotyi River Lodge, we had not booked a room but enquired about having a meal. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. Everyone made us feel very welcome. The atmosphere was awesome with the fire place in the dining room. We had the set dinner menu and it was great, very tasty. We...

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embotyi1, Manager at Mbotyi River Lodge, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure.. we look forward to hosting you soon. Regards the Mbotyi Team.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This would have to be one of the most beautiful spots on the Wild Coast. We were here as scuba divers to follow the Sardine Run. The accommodation was spacious and spotlessly clean with the plus of amazing views if you get one of the front locations. There is a fridge and tea and coffee making in the room.We were...

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1Thank Jayne J
Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is a great location if you are looking for a super quiet vacation - lodge is 6hrs drive from Durban airport. There is a lot of hiking, biking you can do around. Bar is reasonably well equipped and drinks are very reasonable priced. Pool tables & table-tennis is available in case of bad weather. We stayed in this lodge...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We have visited Mbotyi several times in the past, with our last visit September 2013. We stayed in a sea facing log cabin. On arrival we poured ourselves drinks on the cabin patio and sat and stared at the beautiful surroundings. The hotel served good meals - breakfast and dinner included. We enjoyed a barbeque for every lunch. Time spent...

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4Thank CRobbertse
Reviewed 4 June 2014

It is a beautiful setting where you feel at home. We arrived late that night and they had no problem to accommodate us and serve us dinner although the kitchen was already closed. The food we very good and the service good. They went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. The only negative comment is that the...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Such a beautiful setting, but the lack of proper management really let's down this attraction. The food is very poor and the service is shocking. Very overpriced and a pity as with upgrading of rooms and service the views could be worthwhile

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4Thank 877honey
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 18 March 2014

It has been as nice at it was 2 1/2 year ago !! The owneress - Nita Ross - has been present and around and she is my star !! Friendly ,helpful and very competent !! They are doing all for you : Dinner was very good ,breakfast great and service is great !! There has been a problem with...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Stayed there last month and the views are wonderful. The public areas are good, I liked the comfortable seating. The food was a bit of a hit or a miss and you wouldn't have to be in a hurry. The accommodation was really pretty tired and not as clean as it could be - cracked toilet bowl, broken flooring, damaged...

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1Thank nayrshire
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2014

A few weeks ago some friends and I were running down the Wild Coast and overnighted at Mboyti Lodge. Nothing was too much for the staff at Mboyti to help us - afternoon sandwiches for hungry runners, extra fruit at dinner, a rush laundry job and breakfast at 05h30 in the morning and delicious lunch packs for our next day...

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Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

My wife and I do a lot of local and international travelling and have by far experienced the best service of any South African establishment at Mboyti River Lodge. A very personal touch, great food and beautiful location. Well done guys

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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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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”
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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