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Beef Bourguignon


A hearty French dish to keep you warm this winter! INGREDIENTS 2 Beef Stock Cubes 1 ½ Cups Boiling Water Olive Oil 1 ½ kg Beef Chuck or Stewing Beef, Cut Into 4cm Pieces 175g Rindless Streaky Bacon, Coarsely Chopped 1 Onion, Finely Chopped 3 Garlic Cloves, Finely Chopped 2 Tablespoons Plain Flour 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste 2 Cups Red Wine (and 1 glass for the Chef) 2 Dried Bay Leaves 30g Butter 1 Bunch Spring Onions, Trimmed, Halved 10 Pickling Onions 250g Button Mushrooms Fresh Thyme, Chopped 1 Bunch Fresh Parsley, Chopped Buttered Mashed Potato, To Serve METHOD Preheat the oven to 180ºC.… Read the rest

Winter Whale Tales


At this time of the year; Umngazi guests are greeted to the sight of the Humpback Whales (The most commonly seen whale species off the Wild Coast) These whales feed in Antarctic icy waters during the Summer and visit our shores during their annual migration to warmer waters during June to late November/early December; to give birth and nurse their calves.… Read the rest

Les Nouvelles Esthetique Spa Awards 2017


The 13th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris, was held on Sunday the 25th June 2017, at the prestigious Maslow Hotel, Sandton.… Read the rest

A wild ride in Pondoland – Bike Hub


“There are mountain bike stage races aplenty in South Africa, all offering something different to the mountain bike enthusiast. From Wines2Whales in the Western Cape to the Berg & Bush in KwaZulu-Natal, mountain bikers are able to pick and choose from numerous events that suit their respective styles and skill levels.… Read the rest

Walk on the wild side – Dispatch Live


Umngazi was recently featured on Dispatch Live! Here is an excerpt taken from the online article: “Our first day of the trip took us to Umngazi River Bungalows, a beautiful river lodge on the banks of the Umngazi River, 12km off the R61 Port St Johns main road.Read the rest
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