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Umngazi Hotel & Spa

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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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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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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Property amenities
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
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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michaelweehuizen wrote a review 20 Jul
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Resort is absolutely stunning - beautiful views and landscape completely untouched. Food was absolutely amazing (and so much of it) and accommodation was brilliant. Only disappointment was the lack of empathy & assistance by management due to unforeseen circumstances (political unrest) in our home province and our inability to get home as planned.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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laurenannparker wrote a review 09 Jul
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We had the most amazing , relaxing holiday at Umngazi . The chalets are spacious and well equipped with everything one needs . The food was plentiful and every meal had something delicious about it . Warm and welcoming hosts and the best of all is that the children experience freedom and fun from morning to night . Quite a road trip and if you are going from Jhb make it a two day trip. It’s at least 11 hours .
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Keith Craig, General Manager at Umngazi Hotel & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Good evening Lauren We are extremely grateful for your amazing review. Thank you for taking the time to write about your family's stay at Umngazi. It's fantastic to hear that you had such a relaxing holiday with us and that the kids had so much fun. Thank you for sharing your experience at our little piece of paradise with future guests. Sending warm Pondo greetings from our team.
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johnT6688UG wrote a review 08 Jul
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The Umngazi Vibe greets you on arrival, warm smiles and no problem attitude tThere are plenty of willing hands to help young families so that everyone has a chance to relax and discover Umngazi. Magical!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Keith Craig, General Manager at Umngazi Hotel & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear John How absolutely amazing to hear that you had such a magical stay with us. We are extremely happy to hear that you only experienced warm smiles and willing hands - that is what Umngazi is all about. And definitely enough activities to keep the little ones happy while mom and dad takes some time to just relax and rejuvenate. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to our little piece of paradise. Sending warm Umngazi greetings from our team.
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Johan Christiaa... V wrote a review 03 Jul
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Umngazi is a jewel along the Wild Coast. One of the best resorts we have ever stayed at. The accommodation, food, activities etc exceeded our expectations and the staff are very friendly. Just take note that the road towards Umngazi will test your driving skills, but once you arrived safely you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Keith Craig, General Manager at Umngazi Hotel & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Chris & Joey Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Umngazi. We are extremely grateful to be rated as one of the best resorts you have ever stayed at. We are happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations and that you found our staff so friendly. The last 10km to Umngazi definitely tests driving skills as well as patience and we cannot wait for Department of Public Works to finish the resurfacing of the entire road. We hope to welcome you guys back to our little piece of paradise in the near future. With warm Umngazi greetings from the team.
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TWAontheGo wrote a review Jun 2021
Marshall, TX11 contributions3 helpful votes
If the opportunity arises we will stay here again. We stayed 3 nights. This was a rest break for us as we drive South Africa and Southern Africa. The room was great. We also signed up for the morning bird tour and evening boat cruise, both were good. The dining room service was a little off, someone was always wanting to take a partially finished plate of food. Food was a little bland in my opinion but I never had a bad dish. Internet was good, something international travelers require and want.
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Response from Keith Craig, General Manager at Umngazi Hotel & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest We are pleased to know that your stay with us was relaxing and that you could find some rest during your road trip through South Africa. Umngazi offers the most beautiful hikes that can be enjoyed by everyone and the sunset cruise is a must. We are sorry to hear that you found the service a little off - this is definitely not the standard that we set and we apologise that this was your experience. We completely understand the need for good wifi in this day and age and happy to hear that you found it to be good. We look forward to your next visit with us at Umngazi. Sending warm Pondo greetings from the team.
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PRICE RANGE
US$153 - US$190 (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 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.