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About Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House

Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House is situated on densely forested dunes overlooking the great Umzimvubu River Mouth and Indian Ocean and within comfortable walking distance from the town center.Our dining room offer a variety of dishes and home made meals, prepared freshly on site. We are fully licensed and have a selection of wines available. Dinner by Appointment Only.Dinner is served between 18h30-20h30This family run business offers personal service, which includes organizing tours to magical waterfalls, guided hiking trails, fishing trips deep sea, rock and surf angling, bird watching, 4 x 4 adventures and places of interest in and around Port St. Johns. Umzimvubu Retreat is the perfect stop over between Port Elizabeth and Durban. We guarantee unmistakable South African hospitality whether for a holiday, business trip or just passing by, we pledge satisfaction, value for money and fond memories. Experience the incredible scenic beauty of the Wild Coast.

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
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Specials

15% OFF Heritage Weekend Special.


Stay between 21 Sep 2018 and 24 Sep 2018 and get 15% off. Valid every Fri,Sat,Sun. .Includes extras to the value of R100 for free..

  • Valid for 2 guests or more
  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 21 Sep 2018 and 24 Sep 2018)
  • Book before 19 Sep 2018 to receive this special.

Important Information

If accommodation is outsourced, or conference and other facilities are booked by Umzimvubu Retreat in order to accommodate the requirements of a guest, written notice of cancellation of the booking needs to be given to Umzimvubu Retreat 3 (three) days prior to the date of the proposed arrival, failing which the guest or the agent will be... If accommodation is outsourced, or conference and other facilities are booked by Umzimvubu Retreat in order to accommodate the requirements of a guest, written notice of cancellation of the booking needs to be given to Umzimvubu Retreat 3 (three) days prior to the date of the proposed arrival, failing which the guest or the agent will be responsible for the full cost of the facilities and accommodation.

Our specials as displayed on various accommodation websites are valid within the dates stated on these websites. These are only applicable to out of season dates - Long Weekends and School Holidays are not included. We will agree to the discount if it is requested by the guest. The discount is applicable the special advert displayed and only the stated offering will be accepted. Any extras not included as stated on these adverts will be for the guests own account.
Our cancellation policy is applicable to any reservation made regarding these specials.
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Availability and pricing

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Reviews for Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House

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miles met, South Africa
29 April 2014

Amazing view, but not good value for money :No shower curtain, hair in sink , limited hot water, restaurant not actually open

Giovanna De Risi, South Africa
16 March 2014

We stayed at Umzimvubu for two nights. The self catering unit we stayed in was spacious with three bedrooms and large living areas. But not well maintained and not properly cleaned before we entered. Fridge nor pedestal fan in kitchen was not working. The fan was not replaced and being February is was hot and humid. Fridge was sorted out after second request. No water for one day, which was turned off for no apparent reason. Ceiling fan in one bedroom gave shock when switched on.Umzimvubu has stunning views of the river mouth and is situated in a beautiful part of the country. The place has...
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Siyabonga Nzukuma, South Africa
14 January 2013

Great place and its the best in town.

Melanie Prins, South Africa
24 December 2012

Had a great time.

Jean-Paul Schuller, Canada
28 March 2011

We only spent one night, but our room was very spacious and comfortable and overlooked the ocean and river mouth. We had driven a long way and so decided to eat at the restaurant. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious, and our hosts very accommodating. A lovely place to stay.

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Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House Map

Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House is 1km from the centre of Port St Johns , the nearest airport 97.6km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Port St Johns

Cultural Experience Hike

(0 km from Port St Johns)

Come and enjoy a hike through the Silaka Nature Reserve, rugged 3rd Beach, and end off with a traditional Xhosa meal in Mtumbane Village. This 5 hour guided hike which explores the serenity of Silaka Nature Reserve. You’ll pass through jungle...

Bird's Nest Hike

(0 km from Port St Johns)

A beautiful hike through our indigenous forest, up to our the airstrip, which has the best view of the town, ocean and landscapes around Port St Johns. This is an average skill hike, and takes about three hours to finish.

First Beach

(1.9 km from Port St Johns)

Port St John's First Beach is a very popular fishing spot, where you are most likely to catch a good size prize on the end of your line. Not a good beach for swimming however, due to the numerous sharks that frequent the surf.

Bulolo Waterfall Hike

(2.3 km from Port St Johns)

The Bulolo Waterfall Hike is a guided three to four hour hike through dense jungle surrounding the Amapondo grounds to a secluded waterfall that cascades into a small swimming hole. You can jump into the pool from three platforms, the highest of...