Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa Hotel in Port St Johns
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  • Guests146
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About Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

The Wild Coast may be South Africaís most spectacular and yet least touristy region with its rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and many river mouths. And all this is on your doorstep at Umngazi, an award winning family resort and spa.

The thatch-roofed bungalows are situated amongst the indigenous gardens which provide the perfect setting for a totally relaxed holiday. Spend idyllic days lounging on secluded beaches with only the waves crashing. Take a guided walk or strike on your own, explore the mangrove swamps, canoe up the river, myriad of birds and totally unspoiled natural beauty that this coastline has on offer.

Accommodation

Accommodation consists of sixty nine bungalows (some interleading) which have been categorized into five different categories namely: Garden, River, Sea, Emlonyeni (River Mouth), Honeymoon Cottages and our exclusive spa suites namely, Ntabeni (meaning on the hillside). Our comfortable bungalows are tastefully decorated, child friendly (except honeymoon, Emlonyeni and Ntabeni suites) and offer tea / coffee facilities.

Dining and Refreshments

To compliment this wonderful escape our chefís offer delectable home cooking and fantastic local cuisine. Sample mouth watering home cooking and other delights while lounging on the deck or find a private spot in our wine cellar, the Green Door or the riverside Gazebo where you can tantalize your palates.

Wind up the day by enjoying sundowners on a Fish Eagle Sunset cruise or on the deck where one can enjoy the stories of visitors from yesteryear in Basilís bar.

Spa

Set high on the Umngazi hillside, with breathtaking views of the coast below, guests are treated to a secluded, tranquil experience, which is difficult to beat. Our dedicated, professional therapists are on hand with a full range of spa treatments and therapies. Each therapistís treatment room is complimented by a private spa bath, which enjoys the same spectacular views of the beach and ocean. Feel free to drift off while youíre getting the royal treatment.

Entertainment

Children enjoy the art of playing whether it is fishing with gillies or sand boarding on the dunes. This is truly a childís dream holiday where they run around bare feet in the mud, slip and slide on the slippery slide or where they make holiday momentos in the creativity corner.

Moms can soak up the sun around the pool or enjoy a bit of pampering at our Spa while little oneís are being taken care of by their nanny.

Parental plus

The separate (very well-catered) dining room for kids under 5 years old, the nannies, and the entertainment team.

Bring with you

A pram if you have a child under three, even if you donít usually use one. Some of the rooms are a bit of a distance from the action and itís easier to push them up the hill than to carry them.

Don't leave without trying

Private dinner in the Green Door wine cellar, the mangrove walk, yoga on the beach, the spa (which has just received the Les Nouvelles award for the most unique spa concept category).

However whatever you choose to do at Umngazi it is sure to be a fantastic way to leave the world behind! Weekly fly-in packages are available Friday to Friday from Durban where you fly at 500 feet above sea level along the beautiful coastline - a wonderful way to start your holiday.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Other transfers available

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Ntabeni Luxury Suites

Nestled in the hillside near the Spa are the tastefully decorated Ntabeni Luxury Suite. Offering 180 degree views of the ocean in luxurious comfort. The suites offer idyllic tranquillity for mind and soul.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Emlonyeni Deluxe Seafront Bungalow

This bungalow situated near the mouth of the Umngazi River with a panoramic sea front view.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Double Story Honeymoon Bungalow

This private bungalow offers spectacular views over the Umngazi River, beach and ocean.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Standard Honeymoon Bungalow

This bungalow offers magnificent views over the Umngazi River mouth, beach and ocean.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Lower Bank Seafacing Couple Bungalow

Situated on the Middle Bank, this bungalow offers you beach and ocean views.

Qty: 10
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Lower Bank Seafacing Family Bungalow

Situated on the Lower Bank, this bungalow is ideal for families with younger children, consisting of a main bedroom and a nursery allowing parents to keep their kids in close proximity and yet enjoy some privacy. BUNK BED

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Middle Bank Seafacing Couple Bungalow

Situated on the Middle Bank, this bungalow offers you beach and ocean views.

Qty: 12
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Middle Bank Seafacing Family Bungalow

Situated on the middle bank, this bungalow is ideal for families with younger children, consisting of a main bedroom and a nursery allowing parents to keep their kids in close proximity and yet enjoy some privacy. BUNK BED

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Upper Bank Seafacing Couple Bungalow

Situated on the Middle Bank, this bungalow offers you beach and ocean views.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Riverfacing Couple Bungalow

This bungalow offers views of the Umngazi River.

Qty: 10
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Riverfacing Family Bungalow

This bungalow is ideal families with younger children, consisting of a main bedroom and a nursery, allowing parents to keep the kids in close proximity and yet enjoy some privacy.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Garden-facing Couple Bungalow

This bungalow is situated at the top of the hill close to the Spa & Ntabeni Suites

Qty: 10
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Garden-facing Family Bungalow

This bungalow is ideal for families with younger children, consisting of a main bedroom and a nursery allowing parents to keep them in close proximity and yet enjoy some privacy.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Graci, Danke, Thank you! Wonderful time. My family all enjoyed themselves. We will be back next year!

March 2017

Thomas M (Durban)

Verified reviewexcellent

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Excellent family holiday destination. Thank you for the great service too!

February 2017

Cheryl Marso (Johannesburg)

Need to Know

Response timeUmngazi River Bungalows & Spa typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Mthatha Airport - 90km
East London Airport - 220km
Durban International - 390km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since April 2011

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