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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Have just returned from celebrating a family birthday at Umngazi. Having spent umpteen wonderful holidays there during the '60's and '70's, I had great expectations. These were surpassed - Umngazi is now fabulous! The wonderful atmosphere still prevails but with the added element of comfort. Service from the extremely well-trained staff was excellent and the food world class. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Dear Umngazi Guest,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, so good to read how much you had enjoyed your stay with us over the Family Birthday celebrations. Fantastic to read as well that Umngazi still created those all important memories that you had of the old Umngazi of past.

I do hope we get to welcome back soon, don't wait for so long next time.

Best wishes,

Graham

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The peace and quiet is amazing but the service and hospitality is even better. There is nothing more to wish for when you spend a weekend at this resort. Every possible need is catered for and the food is amazing

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Ros C
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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Dear Ros,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it was great to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed all that is offer, including all the activities and importantly the food.

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

Best wishes,

Graham

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Spent a wonderful 3 nights here on a 3 night package. Quite pricey, depending on the package and room choice. We stayed in a sea facing room, which was worth the expense for a special trip. The view and setting are absolutely breathtaking, with a variety of hikes and activities to choose from. We found the staff friendly and helpful all round. Food is delicious with good variety at every meal. Even with two days of less than ideal weather we had an absolutely fantastic time. The drive can be tricky if not coming in a 4x4 vehicle, but we made it without incident just by traveling carefully and slowly.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank NicolaMaria17
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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Dear Nicola,

Thank you so much for this amazing review, fantastic to read how much you had enjoyed your stay with us enjoying the beauty of our coastline, activities on offer as well as the service which is such an important part of the Umngazi stay. The road has now been upgraded now so not as much as a challenge as it has been in the past.

I do hope we get to welcome you back soon.

Best wishes,

Graham

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

......so that we could have better exploited the fabulous setting and great amenities during our short stay. Service was ok, rather than first class, as was the food. The road approaching the resort was partially badly surfaced. Leave time for the journey!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank P S
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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Dear Phil,

Thank you so much for your kind review, sorry about the weather this time but hopefully we will get to welcome you back again soon, road has now been upgraded so not so long to get to Umngazi anymore.

Kind regards,

Graham

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Umngazi on the Wild Coast within a nature reserve area is a wonderful example of cooperative governance and teamwork with a community.
The staff were amazingly friendly and proud of their hotel. Their local bright coloured shwee-shwee material uniforms added to the vibrancy of this establishment. Sadly we only stayed for one night. I believe that at least 3 nights would be a better option so that the surrounding area as well as the mangrove swamps could be explored. Check out the world renowned cattle that suntan on the beach.
The rooms are amazing.. The food was very good and an excellent wine menu.
At the time of writing the roads are being upgraded so add a bit of time on your road journey and soak up the most beautiful scenery.
I fell in love with Umnagazi and will be back! Well done to everyone including those workers doing the bungalow upgrades.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Stephne A
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GeneralManager81, General Manager at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Dear Stephne,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it really was fantastic to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and even though it was a short stay you still seemed to have fitted in so much and enjoyed the facilities as well of the beauty Umngazi offers.

I do hope we get to welcome you back, for longer next time. We so appreciate your support.

Best wishes,

Graham

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