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Umngazi River Mouth, Port St Johns 5120 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Tucked away on the Wild Coast, in the heart of Pondoland, and encompassed by a rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, lies the award winning Umngazi Hotel & Spa - an award winning family resort & spa. The thatch-roofed bungalows are situated amongst the indigenous gardens which provide the perfect setting for a totally relaxed holiday. Weekly fly-in packages are available Friday to Friday from Durban where you fly at 500 feet above sea level along the beautiful coastline - a wonderful way to start your holiday.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
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Shuttle bus service
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Facial treatments
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
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powelldl wrote a review 24 Jun
Eshowe, South Africa2 contributions
Was a wonderful family holiday, Food was amazing, Staff were all friendly and helpful, loads to do, even for adults without children Will certainly go back Room was very comfortable, with a wonderful bed and linen
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Date of stay: June 2022
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oreodiv wrote a review Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa62 contributions51 helpful votes
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Our first time to Umngazi and will not be the last. The hotel suits the environment and all form a 'melting pot"of beautiful facilities and natural surrounds. Attention to detail whilst dealing with a number of people is commendable. Management are very friendly and are always on call. And YES, the FOOD. Absolutely delightful, well balanced and lots to eat if one is breaking diet rules. Best of the best. We will be back - hopefully no potholes then !
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Keith Craig, General Manager at Umngazi Hotel & Spa
Responded 20 Feb 2022
Dear Nantha. We so appreciate your lovely feedback following your stay with us at Umngazi. It pleases us no end to read these amazing compliments and our team will beam with pride knowing we met your expectations on every level and beyond. The best is knowing that you will be back to enjoy another well earned break at Umngazi. We are so looking forward to that and wish you friendly Pondo greetings from the team.
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Brenwade1 wrote a review 21 Jun
Bloemfontein, South Africa7 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent 5 nights here, and it was our first time. The Nambiti suite we were upgraded to, was brilliant. Cleverly thought out and lots of great design flair. This is a family hotel first and foremost, we were two couples travelling together and sometimes the family focus was a bit jarring. The casual homophobia we experienced on our last night by some other guests, didn't help either. All meals are included in the rate, and this is one area that could be improved. More fresh fruit and just better overall execution would make a difference. The river cruise is recommended. The spa is wonderfully situated, the treatment rooms could do with a good clean though, and some maintenance. A good holiday overall, would return.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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TrstnL wrote a review 19 Jun
London, United Kingdom52 contributions77 helpful votes
In one word sublime! We just loved our time at Umngazi. The space, the people, the food, scenery! Perfect spot to unwind! The ladies behind the bar, especially need a mention just for being amazing! Will definitely be back
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Flintstone99 wrote a review 14 Jun
Pietermaritzburg2 contributions
We enjoyed a really enjoyable week at the hotel - sharing the experience with another couple. The food fare was incredible, the staff friendly and prepared to assist in any manner. Didn't have the fishing luck that we anticipated.The driving experience via Flagstaff and Lusikisiki was unpleasant and the travel through a congested uMtata was not welcome either. Having shared the shortcomings of current road travel to the venue I certainly hope to repeat, and would recommend to all, a visit to Umngazi.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Keith Craig, General Manager at Umngazi Hotel & Spa
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your incredible review following your stay with us at Umngazi. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your week spent with us and very grateful that you recommend us to all. It can be a rather arduous and slow drive through some towns; we ask that you just take it easy. The new N2 toll road will be a revelation. Thankfully the N2 from East London side is in very good condition as well as that section of the R61. We are very pleased to hear that you'd like to return to our shores and look forward to that day. Wishing you friendly Pondo greetings from the Umngazi team.
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Pumza Duba wrote a review 09 Jun
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Such a beautiful and wonderful place to visit. What a gem !!!Many activities to do.The staff is friendly and warm ٫ the food is amazing but my highlight was the Sunday braai..Cant wait to return keep it up.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Pumza. Thank you for such a beautiful review of your stay with us at Umngazi. We are very pleased that you enjoyed everything that a visit to us offers and are so grateful that you make special mention of our warm and friendly staff as well as what our chefs passionately prepare over the coals on a Sunday. We look forward to your return and wish you friendly and warm blessings from the Umnagzi family.
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Gillian M wrote a review 08 Jun
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Just as wonderful as 20 years ago. We had our honeymoon there 20 years ago and went back for our 20th anniversary. Superb catering, friendly and helpful staff, every need catered for - just a perfect getaway for anyone whether it be family, couple of honeymoon. A very special place indeed.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Gillian. We greatly appreciate your lovely feedback following your return to Umngazi after all these years. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you back again soon. Pondo greetings from the Umngazi family.
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kristi215 wrote a review 08 Jun
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
It was a lovely experience to switch off and just slow down with my Husband. We enjoyed sleeping in and the food was lovely. the drive was bit hectic but once you arrived it did feel worth it. It was hard to come back and not be on a schedule with our meals lol. there was an amazing variety of food and the staff were absolutely amazing.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Kristi. Thank you for your lovely review of your stay with us at Umngazi. We are delighted that you enjoyed everything that we offer especially the tranquility and peacefulness of your experience. Our chefs will love the fact that you complemented the quality of their wares as well the variety they offer. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Wild Coast greetings from the Umngazi family.
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Qaqamba Lala D wrote a review May 2022
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we spent a weekend in Umngazi on a girls trip during May, one of the best places I have visited in a long time. I have absolutely nothing to fault, besides the fact that I wish we could have stayed longer... lol. The staff was amazing, the food was delicious, the rooms and views were spectacular, and fellow patrons were super friendly. Definitely a place worth visiting, be sure to take pics on the beach with the Nguni cows and hike up to the Mermaids pool for exceptional views. Thank you to the Umngazi team for a great stay.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Qaqamba. Thank you for your absolutely lovely, comprehensive review of your stay with us at Umngazi. We are most grateful that you chose us for your special ladies getaway and we hope to do so for many more. We're thrilled with your accolades and appreciative to you for rating your stay so highly. We look forward to your return and wish you friendly Wild Coast blessings from the Umngazi family.
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neilph2022 wrote a review May 2022
Beaufort West, South Africa1 contribution
A wonderfull hotel. The staff were very helpfull and commited to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The location is unique and the rooms are almost completely seperate from each other.The food was exellant and very well prsented. Apleasure to visit and I hope to be backsoon
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Neil. Thank you for your wonderful feedback following your holiday spent with us on the Wild Coast at Umngazi. It pleases us no end that you had a great time and thank you for your kind words, complimenting our friendly staff and our cuisine offering. We are so pleased that you hope to return and we eagerly look forward to that day. Until then, we wish you friendly Pondo blessings from the Umngazi family.
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PRICE RANGE
US$186 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
umngazi river bungalows hotel port st johns, umngazi river hotel, umngazi river resort
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort St Johns
NUMBER OF ROOMS
68
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Frequently Asked Questions about Umngazi Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Umngazi Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Silaka Nature Reserve (5.6 km), Dwesa Nature Reserve (5.9 km), and Second Beach (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Umngazi Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Umngazi Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Umngazi Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Umngazi Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Umngazi Hotel & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Umngazi Hotel & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Umngazi Hotel & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Umngazi Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Umngazi Hotel & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Umngazi Hotel & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.