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    Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

    i, Port St Johns, South Africa
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    May 14
    May 15
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (371)
    Room & Suite (74)
    Pool & Beach (44)
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    Overview

    • Excellent72%
    • Very good20%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    1 week ago
    “Road trip”
    1 week ago
    “Top Class”
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Beachfront
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
    Spa
    Free Internet
    4 Star Hotel
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    Amapondo Backpackers Lodge
    203 reviews
    #1 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
     
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    44 reviews
    #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Port St Johns
     
    Jungle Monkey Backpackers
    68 reviews
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    149 reviews
    #1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Mdumbi
     
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    1 - 5 of 955 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Loads of activities for children. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Loved the food and tea time treats. Extreme focus on quality and perfection by the kitchen staff. Out door shower was a bit intimidating but we enjoyed it.More

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    Thank predoshni
    Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

    Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review it was great to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the food on offer. We appreciate your support and do hope we can get to welcome you back again...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    When we booked our stay we did not know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. Excellent location with wonderfully placed chalets, excellent service and some of the best meals we have ever had. The seafood stir-fry over lunch was really special. Beautiful gardens,...More

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    Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

    Dear Dawid, Thank you so much for this amazing review so happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and especially hearing the food as well and our magnificent gardens being the highlights. My apologies about the road we have been informed...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    All I can say is wow! This was our first visit and it was amazing. We only spent 2 nights but would recommend at least 3. The kids enjoyed it as there are a number of activities arranged to keep them entertained. Chalets are neat...More

    Thank kevinmN2875LI
    Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

    Dear Kevin, Thank you so much for the wonderful it really was great to read how much the Family had enjoyed their stay with us. Wonderful to see that you had enjoyed the food as this is certainly a big part of our overall offering...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Rooms need fridges and TV in rooms.Bathroom not very clean the first day we arrived. No cellphone, internet or Wi-fi service at rooms, just in lounge area. Library very old books. Food and staff excellent and outstanding customer service. No shaded parking available.More

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    Thank Belinda V
    Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

    Dear Umngazi Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, it was great to read that you had enjoyed Umngazi's wonderful hospitality with its friendly staff and amazing food. With regards to some of your points made, we don't have...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The location is beautiful and we made the most of it and thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday. Jakes (manager), Sibo (head chef) and the bar staff were amazing but unfortunately the rest of the staff were pretty vacant and unhelpful. Clearly they need more customer...More

    Thank PennyS1976
    Response from GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

    Dear Penny, Thank you so much for this kind review, it was great to read that you had enjoyed your Family holiday with us, and I will of course pass on your kind remarks about Sibu, Jakes, bar staff and Spa team, these are greatly...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Laundry Service
    • Babysitting
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Tennis Court
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Lizell W
    Hello!. I am keen to visit in December but my retired parents in Durban are very anxious about the general personal safety as well as road conditions as they don't have a 4x4. Please advise the condition of the road and journey time. Another option would be to fly them but then we are restricted to a 7 night stay, what is the airfield like now?
    15 March 2017|
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    Response from Carl L | Reviewed this property |
    Hi I agree why the previous entry. The drive is ok if you do it during the day. The road is not the issue but rather the drivers and the livestock along the way. If you're at all nervous of driving (like my wife is) then fly... More
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    Lizell W
    I understand there is a ferry to get to the beach, is this run by the resort? Is there a charge, how frequent is the service? How long does it take to get from the resort to the beach?
    15 March 2017|
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    Response from GeneralManager81 | Property representative |
    There is a ferry to the beach run by the Resort, as well you can access the beach directly from the Resort as well walking along the path next to the river. The ferry is available whenever the guest would like to go, no... More
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    Dayn1984
    Hi there, Traveling from Durban this Friday, which is the recommended route at the moment? - R61 through Bizana/Flagstaff/Lusikisiki - N2 to Kokstad then R394 to R61 via Flagstaff/Lusikisiki - N2 to Kokstad then to Mthatha and onto the R61 Thanks
    4 January 2017|
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    Response from GeneralManager81 | Property representative |
    The Kokstad outing although longer is a far more comfortable drive as you miss all the Roadworks between Port Edward and Bizana.
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    Room Tips
    "I would say a sea-view is preferable to a river view."
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    "The beach view rooms are the best but also the most expensive."
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    "The Sea- facing rooms really are lovely."
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    "prices vary according to bungalow location"
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