Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

  • Guest Rating: (8)
  • Hotel, Holiday Resort
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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa is an attractive and comfortable, away-from-it-all resort with all the modern amenities one requires for a fantastic vacation.

Add to that Umngazi`s laid-back atmosphere and unique scenery and you have the formula for a memorable stay.

Here you will be pampered in spacious thatch-roofed bungalows each with en suite bathroom and private open-air shower.

The days here are all yours to enjoy. While the more active may be tempted by beach walks and activities, simply relaxing in comfortable and private surroundings remains a substantial temptation.

Relax in our special, secluded honeymoon cottages, with spa baths and double outside showers with views to die for.

With our unique honeymoon bar service and superior furnishings and fittings, we will ensure nothing stops you from enjoying every moment together.

Walk through mangrove swamps and discover beautiful indigenous forests with some 240 species of birds. If you prefer to, hire a boat or try out an aquavan or canoe for a jaunt up the river.

If fishing is your sport Umngazi offers both river and surf options while fly-fishing is very popular. Take along one of the trained gillies to ensure you choose the best spots.

Accommodation at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa:
Spacious thatch-roofed single or double bungalows each with en suite bathroom and private open-air shower.

The bungalows nestle among lush gardens where frangipani, hibiscus and bougainvillea grow in tropical profusion, complementing the extensively indigenous landscape.

Secluded Luxury Suites and Honeymoon Cottages, with spa baths and double outside showers with excellent views.


Activities and facilities at the resort include the following:
- Swimming Pool
- Boat Slipway
- Tennis
- Snooker
- Table Tennis
- Walking Trails
- Guided walks
- Rock, river or fly fishing
- Mountain-biking (bring your own bike - the trails are amazing)
- Water-skiing (you will need your own boat and skis)

Umngazi Bungalows has more than enough on offer to entertain the whole family - even a children`s playroom and play area with full time nannies (to help make your stay that much more enjoyable).

Umngazi Bungalows has an on-site shop well stocked with toiletries, fishing tackle and holiday-wear (should you have forgotten that essential something).

Come, we`d love you to stay with us. And remember, nothing but nothing is too much trouble at Umngazi.

Cancellation Policy:

Should you cancel your booking, deposit refunds will be paid as follows:-
- +2 months notice, Full refund
- 1 to 2 months notice, 75%
- 2 weeks to 1 month, 50%
- Less than 2 weeks, no refund
- Please note all deposit refunds will incur a R100.00 administration fee

Facilities & Services:

Children under 12 years
Honeymoon Couples
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - open)
Petrol on site
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Approaching from the south (East London and Port Elizabeth) Umngazi lies 90kms due east of Umtata (along the R61) on an extensively tarred and scenic route.

Turn right in Umtata towards Port St Johns and then right again about an hour later to Umngazi.

Approaching from the north, (Durban and Pietermaritzburg) the shorter route (R61) is tarred to within 18kms of Port St. Johns (via Bizana, Flagstaff and Lusikisiki). Remember to turn right after crossing the Port St Johns bridge and then left at the Umngazi turn-off 10 to 15 minutes later. Alternatively, travel via Umtata to Port St. Johns, with only 11,5kms of dirt road (as described above).

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Latest Reviews

1.Room excellent
2.Staff friendly
3.Good food

Anton &johanna Visagie Nov 2016

We stayed in the Honeymoon suite next to the spa. It was out of this world. The service we received was top class...... We will definitely be going back.
Very happy customers!
Alexandra and James de Bruyn

James & Alex de Bruyn Jan 2015

What a wonderful experience we WILL be back.

Mike & Mandy Godfrey Aug 2014

The most unspoilt, beautiful setting you can wish for. Really amazing staff, friendly and the guides are well informed about the Wild Coast history. Accommodation is more than you need for a beach holiday, with incredible views from your room. In fact the entire place feeds your soul!!

Basson May 2009

It was a great experience, highly recommended.

Klaus-Werner Blum Jan 2009