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The Wild Coast may be South Africa’s most spectacular & yet least touristy region with it’s rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and many river mouths. And all this is on your doorstep at Umngazi, an award winning family resort & 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. Immerse yourselves in our waterways and discover the patient dedication of fly-fishing or indulge your wild side in the adrenalin rush of sea fishing.
To compliment this wonderful escape; our chef’s offer delectable home cooking and fantastic local cuisine. Sample mouth watering home cooking & 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 Basil’s bar.
Children enjoy the art of playing whether it is fishing with gillies or sand boarding on the dunes. This is truly a child’s dream holiday where they run around bare feet in the mud, slip & 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 one’s are being taken care of by their nanny.
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.
Bungalows: 69 bungalows (some interleading) which have been categorized into five different categories namely : Garden, River, Sea, Emlonyeni (River Mouth), Honeymoon Cottages & our exclusive spa suites namely, Ntabeni (meaning on the hillside). Our comfortable bungalows are tastefully decorated, child friendly (expect honeymoon, Emlonyeni & Ntabeni suites) & offer tea/coffee facilities.
Parental plus: The separate (very well-catered) dining room for kids under 5 years old, the nannies, and the entertainment team.
Don't leave without trying: Private dinner in the Green Door wine cellar or the Gazebo, the mangrove walk, cycling along the sublime coastline, a romantic picnic on the beach, a snorkel in the rock pools, the spa (which has just received the Les Nouvelles award for the most unique spa concept category);
Bring with you: A pram if you have a child under three, even if you don’t usually use one. Some of the rooms are a bit of a distance from the action and it’s easier to push them up the hill that to carry them.
Rates are fully inclusive of 3 meals per day & mid morning/afternoon tea & coffee. Rates vary and dependent on season & bungalow type. Fully inclusive rates vary from R815.00 – R1765.00 per person per night. Certain activities and babysitting are extra. Check out our out of season promos, packages and romantic honeymoon packages.
Umngazi is located in the heart of Pondoland; twenty kilometers south of Port St Johns. SA Airlink offers direct daily flights from OR Tambo into Mthatha which is 90 kilometers from Umngazi. Transfers can be arranged. Alternatively drive past Kokstad & turn into the R61 (Port St Johns route). If you driving from the Cape, get yourselves onto the N2 North & follow Port St Johns direction from Mthatha. From Durban, follow the R61 route past the Wild Coast Sun/ Bizana/ Flagstaff/ Lisikisiki.