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About Mtati River Lodge

Mtati River Lodge, situated 200 km north east of Port Elizabeth and 100 km south of East London on the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine coast, consists of two self-catering units which form part of the small privately owned Mtati Lagoon Resort. It is an environmentally sensitive development and great care has been taken to preserve the natural flora.

Staying in the pristine beauty of this secluded beach resort is an experience of a lifetime. The chalets are nestled into the magnificent indigenous coastal forest with stunning views of the vast and unspoilt beach and lagoon. It is unique for its offering of beauty and tranquillity but provides all the facilities for a fun seaside holiday, or a welcome short break from a long journey.

Your holiday activities could include bathing in the lagoon or the sea; river-, surf- and rock-fishing, canoeing , birding, walking, dune boarding , kiting, shell and oyster collecting or simply relaxing on the beach or on a deck.

The resort is 14 km from the famous Gary Player golf course at the Fish River Sun Resort and 43 km from the charming seaside town of Port Alfred where you will find all the shopping facilities you require, as well as restaurants, sporting activities such as deep sea fishing, scuba diving, health spas, river boating.

At the delightful historical village of Bathurst you can enjoy a pint at the famous Pig and Whistle Pub which is the oldest in South Africa. The beautifully situated Mpekweni Beach resort, which is only 3 km away, offers pub and dining facilities for you to enjoy. At the Oceana Wildlife Luxury Resort you can experience game drives, meals and a beauty spa. Beach horseback riding is also available nearby. There are numerous game parks in the surrounding area offering day visits in this malaria free part of South Africa.

  • Response Rate: 69%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 30 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Tenants must bring their own towels.

Mtati River Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Mtati River Lodge

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Bernard Marcus
10 April 2017

The accommodations was very well set out and had all the things and more that one needed to make the stay great fun. Really enjoyed the weekend

Cecelia Oelofsen, South Africa
07 July 2014

Beautifully situated and amazing views of the sea from main bedroom. The outdoor showers where a huge hit with the kids. Definitely will go again.

Mtati River Lodge Map

Mtati River Lodge is 2.6km from the centre of Mgwalana , the nearest airport 76.4km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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