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About Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

The Wild Coast may be South Africa’s most spectacular and peaceful region with its rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and many river mouths. All of this is on your doorstep at Umngazi - an award-winning family resort and spa. The thatched bungalows are situated amongst the indigenous gardens which provide the perfect setting for a totally relaxed holiday.

Each of our thatched bungalows is tucked away amongst indigenous flora, on a green hillside providing more views than most eyes can take in. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself perching on the doorstep for hours, simply watching the waves beyond while birds forage and bicker in the bushes around you. Our homely cottages will make you kick your shoes off, undo your top button and put your watch aside. For slightly breathless honeymooners, there are our tranquil, private bungalows perfectly positioned to help you forget all about wedding speeches and guest lists.

Of course you may want to be out most of every day. You could spend the whole time dozing by our riverside pool, or hanging out at Basil’s Bar where darts, snooker and tall stories will make you feel like a regular in no time. In our lofted hillside spa, we’re lucky enough to have dedicated and professional therapists who will gladly massage away your city stress to the soundtrack of nothing but breakers and bird calls. You might find relaxation in other ways; in the gym, on the courts or on a long amble down our pristine beach. For parents in need of a break, our dedicated caregivers are always on hand.

All meals are included with your booking. What’s more, we’re not shy with our portions - bigger is better. Kick off the day with an unhurried river breakfast as you loosely plan out another day filled with the sights and sounds of the hospitable Wild Coast. Later, sample our menu which offers up versatile meat dishes, fish so fresh it melts in your mouth and refreshingly good salads and veggies.

Spa: In our lofted hillside spa, we have dedicated and professional therapists who will gladly massage away your city stress to the soundtrack of breakers & bird calls. Guests can choose from a variety of treatment options and packages.

Wedding Venues: We specialise in catering for intimate weddings from 20 - 50 guests. Choose between different wedding packages to suit your needs. Please enquire for more information.

Romantic: Umngazi arranges the most beautifully romantic honeymoons and is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s premier honeymoon destinations. Special Honeymoon Bungalows have been designed to provide privacy and added pampering.

  • Type: Resort
  • Sleeps: 142
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 23 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Rates are based per person per night and include three meals per day.
There is a 40% single supplement charged.
If the total children's rate is less than a single adult rate, the minimum charge per room is one adult per day.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Availability and pricing

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  • Middle Bank Seafacing Couple Bungalow Middle Bank Seafacing Couple Bungalow Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 12 Situated on the Middle Bank, this bungalow offers you beach and ocean views.
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      • Garden-facing Couple Bungalow Garden-facing Couple Bungalow Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 10 This bungalow is situated at the top of the hill close to the Spa & Ntabeni Suites
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          • Riverfacing Couple Bungalow Riverfacing Couple Bungalow Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 10 This bungalow offers views of the Umngazi River.
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              • Lower Bank Seafacing Couple Bungalow Lower Bank Seafacing Couple Bungalow Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 10 Situated on the Middle Bank, this bungalow offers you beach and ocean views.
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                  • Upper Bank Seafacing Couple Bungalow Upper Bank Seafacing Couple Bungalow Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 4 Situated on the Middle Bank, this bungalow offers you beach and ocean views.
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                      • Emlonyeni Deluxe Seafront Bungalow Emlonyeni Deluxe Seafront Bungalow Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 3 This bungalow situated near the mouth of the Umngazi River with a panoramic sea front view.These rooms accommodate a... see more
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                          • Standard Honeymoon Bungalow Standard Honeymoon Bungalow Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 3 This bungalow offers magnificent views over the Umngazi River mouth, beach and ocean.These rooms accommodate a maximum... see more
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                              • Middle Bank Seafacing Family Bungalow Middle Bank Seafacing Family Bungalow Sleeps 4 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 3 Situated on the middle bank, this bungalow is ideal for families with younger children, consisting of a main bedroom... see more Features:  Double beds
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                                  • Garden-facing Family Bungalow Garden-facing Family Bungalow Sleeps 4 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 2 This bungalow is ideal for families with younger children, consisting of a main bedroom and a nursery allowing parents... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities
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                                      • Ntabeni Luxury Suites Ntabeni Luxury Suites Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 2 Nestled in the hillside near the Spa are the tastefully decorated Ntabeni Luxury Suite. Offering 180 degree views of... see more
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                                          • Riverfacing Family Bungalow Riverfacing Family Bungalow Sleeps 4 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 2 This bungalow is ideal families with younger children, consisting of a main bedroom and a nursery, allowing parents to... see more
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                                              • Double Story Honeymoon Bungalow Double Story Honeymoon Bungalow Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals This private bungalow offers spectacular views over the Umngazi River, beach and ocean.These rooms accommodate a maximum... see more Features:  King beds, Bath only, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs see more King beds, Bath only, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, River views
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                                                  • Lower Bank Seafacing Family Bungalow Lower Bank Seafacing Family Bungalow Sleeps 4 Includes: All Meals Situated on the Lower Bank, this bungalow is ideal for families with younger children, consisting of a main bedroom and... see more
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                                                      Reviews for Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

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                                                      Josephine Swieck
                                                      01 December 2018

                                                      Pleasant stay. Facilities very nice upgrade .

                                                      Tokile Nkotha
                                                      23 September 2018

                                                      I totally enjoyed the massage from khali and the manicure and pedicure the ladies were amazing and very friendly,the views were great.

                                                      Philippa Scotcher
                                                      15 July 2018

                                                      We loved the restful atmosphere, the delicious food,the spa and the attention to detail. Wonderful rooms, homely entertainment and dining areas anand a beautiful setting. It was magic !thank you!

                                                      Lorna
                                                      05 February 2018

                                                      Our stay was no short of absolutely perfect! The setting, service, staff and ambiance was amazing. We are so hoping to make it back there one day.

                                                      Jonathan
                                                      16 October 2017

                                                      This was an incredibly lovely place. It was even better than in the pictures. A view that was just beautiful and breath taking. The place was run really well. The food was excellent. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. I enjoyed the sport facilitys the place had to offer such as fishing, canoeing, and we even took a nice hike. The only thing I must mention that put a real damper on our stay was the staff. There were four receptionists and all of them were really unfriendly and unpleasant. They were not helpful or informative about anything. I feel that it is important having people...
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                                                      Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa is 10.3km from the centre of Port St Johns , the nearest airport 88.3km (Mthatha Airport).
                                                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling