Accommodation in Port St Johns at Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House in KwaZulu Natal
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  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests32
  • Rooms/Units12

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  • Listed on since July 2003

Umzimvubu Retreat is a highly recommended B&B with self catering option, providing accommodation in Port St Johns for tourists visiting the Wild Coast region.

About Umzimvubu Retreat

Umzimvubu Retreat is situated on densely forested dunes on First Beach, overlooking the Umzimvubu River Mouth and Indian Ocean within comfortable walking distance from the town center.

Experience the incredible scenic beauty of the Wild Coast. Umzimvubu Retreat has been beautifully restored. The woodwork finish extends a subtle charm to the warm atmosphere.


The guestrooms at Umzimvubu Retreat are spotlessly clean and comfortably equipped. All rooms have TV's, tea / coffee and ceiling fans. Limited DStv is available. Selected rooms are available where children are able to share with parents at a minimal rate.

The honeymoon suite offers all required amenities with awe inspiring views (even from the bathroom). The majority of the rooms have excellent views (you can actually watch whales from your room!) and have private entrances and patios where one can relax and enjoy the scenery and abundant birdlife, lulled by the sounds of the ocean.


Gigantic breakfasts are served daily in true South African tradition, the selections regularly being varied & as a rule including fresh fruit salad, yoghurts and cereals. Select from cappuccino, latte or espresso at the coffee station or enjoy a lovely cup of tea. A nice touch is that coffee and homemade biscuits/rusks are on hand at all times for guests who become peckish.

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and fine dining at what is arguably the best food in town right at the guesthouse. Set-menu options are traditional SA cooking - all food are prepared freshly on site. A selection of wines is available. Dinner by Appointment Only.


• Laundry
• Fax
• Wi-Fi facilities
• Complimentary tea and coffee are at hand

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Other transfers available
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

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

Budget Room

Double bed with an en-suite shower, tea/coffee making facilities, DStv , private entrance, veranda, garden view.

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

Economy Room

There is a double bed with an en-suite shower, tea/coffee making facilities, DStv, private entrance, balcony and a garden view.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-13 years are allowed


Suite with a King-size bed, shower / bath, 1 single bed, tea / coffee making facilities , DStv, veranda with exceptional ocean and river view, private entrance.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-13 years are allowed

Sea View

There is a double bed / King-size bed with an en-suite bathroom, veranda, private entrance, tea / coffee making facilities, DStv, ocean and river views.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-13 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

5 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

It was a great stay. Lovely place with very nice people, relaxed but professional. We will be back again next year. Best regards

July 2018

Bernard (Botswana)

Verified reviewvery good

We had a great time and we definitely coming back next year February

December 2017

Zukile Qulu (East London)

Need to Know

Response timeUmzimvubu Retreat typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Mthatha Airport - 120km
East London Airport - 320km
Durban International - 350km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00 to 21h00
Check-out by 10h30

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since July 2003

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