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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: 6 Reviews


  • 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.

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Reviews for Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

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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!

Sandeer Moolchand
07 September 2017

We loved everything about it. The food was divine. The staff was so friendly and helpful and always smiling. The sunset cruise was awesome.

Jane Edkins, South Africa
10 November 2016


Kurt Jeggle, South Africa
23 September 2015

Fantastic holiday destination, probably the best in the country for families

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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

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