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All reviews wild coast the river games room hidden gem dining room beautiful surroundings table tennis staff were very friendly sardine run horse ride tea plantation no problem sardines lovely beach live entertainment south africans early morning
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views were amazing; but our rooms were filthy with ceilings falling apart; rusted fans; disgusting bathrooms; leaking toilets and dirty furniture. Very disappointed with their lack of maintenance.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Vuyotogo
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

2nd visit to the lodge with African Watersports for the Sardine Run. travelling to the lodge takes about 7 hours from Durban with the last stretch down a narrow dirt road but the views are spectacular. Checking in was a simple process and the boys helped us with our luggage. There is a main dining room and entertainment complex with the accommodation spread around. Breakfast was basic as we had a 6 am start. Lunch was available and then we had a set meal for dinner with four courses with two options for mains. One or two power cuts but I think the lodge has its own generator if it is going to be off for long. No Wifi so 3G required for those that can’t bear to be without mobiles glued to their nose. Plenty of scenic walks and waterfalls to visit for the non-divers

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank lostsoul2015
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Been here twice in two years. Food is outstanding. Chalet is neat and clean. Rooms are big and spacious. Loved my view. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Favourite was the fire in the main section where I could read my book in peace.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Annieaquawild
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Spent two nights at Mbotyi lodge towards the end of May. Facilities are very good & accommodation comfortable. Visited the cows on the beach the first afternoon! During the second day we visited the 3 waterfalls. The one passed the Tea plantation is particularly impressive once you've discovered where to cross the river.
The lodge itself could be buzzing if there were rather more patrons in residence.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Will M
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Lodge is beautifully located with excellent sea views. Food is good but could do with improvement. Bread wasn't fresh every day. Dinner staff was well trained and very helpful. But on the day we left there were no porters to help with our luggage which we had to carry up a hill ourselves.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank christiewooding
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Juan S, Manager at Mbotyi River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

My sincerest apologies for someone not helping with the luggage. This is an oversight that we can deal with. I hope you enjoyed your freely upgraded accommodation tho

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