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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Port St Johns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Absolutely brilliant place to visit with the family.A real gem of a place.Far away from the hustle and bustle of the daily life.Really difficult to find a fault with this establishment.The food,accommodation,views and activities are five star.Please keep up the great work,Umngazi team.Will never hesitate to go back.Well done.

Room Tip: Sea facing rooms are stunning.
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Zafar,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about your experience during your stay here at Umngazi. It was great to read how much you enjoyed your stay.

Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Graham

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We had an amazing stay at Umngazi this past weekend, we hit a luck and got a stunning chalet at Emlonyeni right on the river mouth for 4 nights. It was far enough away from the main hotel for lots of peace and quiet but also close enough for us to enjoy the walks every day. We could practically roll out of bed and into breakfast with more gorgeous views and a private warm pool away from the kids on the other side :) The food everyday was awesome, especially the last night with a seafood buffet that will blow your mind, we literally rolled outta the restaurant every night. The whole place is extremely clean, ive actually never been to a place that's that clean. When you are done relaxing there is sooooo much to do. We went fishing and loved that we could hire a small boat and mission up river, we went sandboarding, stand up paddle boarding, long walks on the beach and rocks and on an awesome hike to the gap and blow hole. The only negative we had was that you could not sit in the bar in peace, there were always at least 20 kids in there at all times crying or making a noise or causing absolute chaos by throwing pool balls across the table, slamming doors and gates or just getting in the way when you want to get to the bar or play darts. We could not play pool as there was only one bent cue, the rest were all trashed, so on the rainy day we were a bit bored as the place is over run by kids. We understand this is a family resort and can’t wait to come back with our kids but they really should not be allowed to run amok everywhere due to their lazy parents, we would appreciate it if staff escourt them to their designated play areas :) Generally the staff were amazing, especially the restaurant staff, reception and the shop weren’t very helpful and it was sometimes like pulling teeth to get information from them on things to do etc but other than that everyone was super accommodating! Cannot wait to go back!!!!!

Stayed: August 2017
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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Umngazi Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay in our Emlonyeni Bungalows, as you mentioned there were lots of children over the period you stayed with us as it was the school holidays. We do try and enforce no children in the bar but do rely on their parents as well to assist with this, unfortunately this is not always forthcoming.

It was super though to read that we will get to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Graham

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

A most enjoyable stay for my wife and I in a room with a view of both the sea and the river. We were very promptly moved from our original room to another when we arrived to find our bathroom under water. All staff very helpful offering excellent service.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Molly v, Public Relations Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank-you for your kind words and acknowledgment.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank-you for your understanding. The bathroom plumbing has been repaired and back to normal.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Warm regards,
The Umngazi team

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We have recently returned from a week of bliss at this exceptional resort. The setting is exquisite, the food delicious and the staff awesome and friendly. This resort is a child friendly paradise with activities galore for the whole family. You cannot visit without a session in the spa. The only downside is leaving

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Dear Umngazi Guest,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, so pleased that you enjoyed all that is on offer here at Umngazi. By the sounds of it we will be getting the opportunity of welcoming you back again soon.

Thank you so much for your support.

Best wishes,

Graham

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Spent a week away mid Jul2017 at Umngazi.....awesome winter break
Will always be a special place, 1st time away with my boyfriend's family. Six adults & 6 kids. The kids had a blast and so did the adults. The spa was a little piece of heaven...stunning views from our bungalow. Friendly, helpful staff....the food was delicious...we looked forward to mealtimes. Will certainly be back next year.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear Umngazi Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind review, it was wonderful to read that your stay was a memorable one and that everyone in your party had a blast.

I do hope we get to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Graham

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Additional Information about Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

Address: I, Port St Johns, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Port St Johns
Hotel Class:4 star — Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 River Bungalows & 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. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Umngazi River Bungalows Hotel Port St Johns
Umngazi River Hotel
Umngazi River Resort

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