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

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 is enormous and 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
• 1 Honeymoon suite, 4 double en-suite rooms, 2 twin bedded rooms and 4 single en-suite rooms

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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Rooms & Rates

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Budget Room

Double bed en-suite Shower, tea/coffee/DSTV commercial, private entrance, veranda, garden view

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

Garden View

Double bed en-suite shower, tea/coffee/DSTV commercial, private entrance, balcony, garden view;

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


Suite with king size bed, shower/bath, 1 single bed, tea/coffee, DSTV commercial, veranda with exceptional ocean & river view, private entrance;

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

Family Room

Kingsize / Twin en-suite room, shower, tea/coffee, DSTV, colour tv, private entrance, veranda

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

Sea View

Double/King size en-suite rooms, veranda, private entrance, Tea/Coffee, DSTV, Ocean & river views

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

River View

Single en-suite room with shower, private entrance, tea/coffee, ceiling fan, dstv, veranda

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-2 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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