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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.

  • Response Rate: 93%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 32 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Guest House, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews

Facilities

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

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

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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Room availability and prices

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  • Garden View Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 All our rooms are individually furnished, en-suite and differ in size.All rooms have a private entrance with a veranda... see more Features:  Double beds, M-Net, Local channels, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only see more Double beds, M-Net, Local channels, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R1050 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Sea Facing Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 All our rooms are individually furnished and differ in size. Really not a sterio type establishment.All rooms have a... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, King beds, Local channels, Shower over bath, Shower only see more Twin beds, Double beds, King beds, Local channels, Shower over bath, Shower only, Mountain views, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Fan, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
        from R1300 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • River View Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 All our rooms are individually furnished, en suite and differ in sizea. Really not a sterio type establishment.All rooms... see more Features:  Double beds, M-Net, Private bathroom, Shower over bath, Shower only, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, M-Net, Private bathroom, Shower over bath, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
            from R1250 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Sea View Luxury Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Private and seaview from veranda.King bed, TV, DStv, M-Net, en-suite shower over bath, lovely garden , sea and river... see more Features:  King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Shower over bath, Sea views see more King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Shower over bath, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
                from R1300 For 2 guests
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House

                  12 guest reviews Reviews of

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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

                  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...

                  Isinuka Mud Caves and Sulphur Pools

                  (0 km from Port St Johns)

                  For a unique cultural experience, come and visit the natural sulphur springs; a traditional healing site to the Pondo people. Immerse yourself in the tradition by smothering yourself in the mud. Dry in the glorious sun and visit the sulphur pools...

                  The Gap and Blowhole

                  (0 km from Port St Johns)

                  This is a popular place to visit for visitors, as it has the most beautiful viewing spot for sea life. It is quite an adrenalin adventure as you climb down the ladder, and through the gap which is quite narrow. Just a little further on, you'll...

                  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.