Our Awards

Wed
13
Feb
Umngazi voted 17 out of 25 Top Hotels in South Africa
Umngazi Voted 17th

UMNGAZI RIVER BUNGALOWS & SPA WINS 2019 TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR HOTELS   Ranks 17 out of 25 in the Top 25 Hotels Category in South Africa   Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, February 13, 2019 – Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa today announced it has been recognised as a winner in the Top…

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Tue
2
Oct
Recognising Those Making The Most of Food and Wine
Recognising Those Making The Most of Food and Wine

Diners Club has always been more than a card. It’s a gathering of people with many shared interests and objectives; people who love to explore, to learn and discover. The South African Diners Club Winelist Awards is one product of that journey. If you get to eat out you’ve probably noticed that some of the…

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Wed
26
Sep
Umngazi wins Hotel/ Resort of the Year 2018 at the Professional Beauty Awards

The winners of the 2018 Professional Beauty Awards & Industry Awards were announced at a glittering gala dinner event held on 2 September at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, attended by some 270 industry professionals. Regarded as the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Professional Beauty Awards acknowledge the year’s top salons, spas,…

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Wed
29
Nov
UMNGAZI SPA SHINES AT THE WORLD’S BRILLIANT HOSPITALITY HAUTE GRANDEUR AWARDS GALA CEREMONY
UMNGAZI SPA SHINES AT THE WORLD’S BRILLIANT HOSPITALITY HAUTE GRANDEUR AWARDS GALA CEREMONY

27 October 2017 epitomized acclamation and celebration as Haute Grandeur Global Hotel and Spa AwardsTM recognized the world’s finest hospitality experiences during a glamorous Awards ceremony at the spectacular Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand. The Umngazi team were not only humbled, but honored, and a the same time excited to receive two awards at the recent Haute Grandeur Global and…

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Tue
26
Sep
Umngazi wins Hotel/ Resort of the Year 2017 at the Professional Beauty Awards
Umngazi wins Hotel/ Resort of the Year 2017 at the Professional Beauty Awards

Winners of the Annual Professional Beauty Awards and the Industry Awards were announced on 3 September at a cocktail event held as part of the Professional Beauty Johannesburg Expo at Gallagher Convention Centre. The Professional Beauty Awards were judged by a panel of industry experts who posed as ‘mystery guests’ and visited each of the…

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4
Aug
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Cheers to winning a Diamond award for our Winelist!

Umngazi is delighted to announce their recent win at the Diners Club Winelist Awards. It is a prestigious confirmation that Umngazi has a fine and well thought-out wine list that compliments the menu. The symbiotic joy of well-matched food and wine is important to us. We congratulate the other winners and participants – see full…

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Jul
Umngazi wins Unique Spa Concept at Les Nouvelles Spa Awards 2017
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. Johannesburg.   The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards Gala Dinner evening was filled with excitement and glamour as some…

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Wed
21
Dec
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BUNGALOWS IS NUMBER ONE!

We would like to thank all of our guests who have taken the time to  share their Umngazi experiences on TripAdvisor. We are firm believers in the transparency of online guest reviews, which challenges us every day to deliver exceptional service and incredible guest experiences. Without your reviews, the following awards would not have been…

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Tue
27
Sep
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Umngazi wins at The Professional Beauty Awards 2016!

With great excitement; the Umngazi spa won the hotel/resort spa of the year at the annual Professional Beauty Award  awards. The awards aim at uplifting and maintaining the standards of today’s ever-growing and competitive beauty arena. Over 300 guests attended the prestigious annual Professional Beauty Awards and Industry Awards, which took place on 28 August…

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Tue
27
Sep
Les Nouvelles Awards 2016
LES NOUVELLES SPA AWARDS 2016

The spa was chosen as a finalist in the hotel spa category at the 12th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris. Through the success of the previous awards, the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards increases in its stature each year, providing…

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Tue
27
Sep
Diners Club Wine Awards 2016
DINERS CLUB WINELIST AWARDS 2016

We’re delighted to win a Platinum award in the 2016 Diners Club International Wine List of the year awards. Every year an eminent and independent panel of wine and food experts identify restaurant/ hotel wine lists that are interesting, varied, original, easy to use, informative, accurate and well matched to the cuisine on offer. For…

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Wed
7
Sep
Umngazi win at the Sanlam Top Destination Awards
UMNGAZI SHINES AT SANLAM TOP DESTINATION AWARDS

Umngazi are over the moon to announce their win (Hotel Category – ungraded) at The Sanlam Top Destination awards hosted in Cape Town last night. The Top Destination awards is proudly brought to you by Discount Traveler and title sponsored by Sanlam. 40 Sanlam Top Destinations were crowned and winners were listed and judged through…

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Sat
2
Jul
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Umngazi enters Top Destination Awards

Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa have entered into the 2016 Sanlam Top Destination Awards hosted by Discount Traveller. The main aim of these prestigious awards is to recognise and acknowledge the commitment and dedication that the tourism industry injects into delivering top notch products and services to its guests and users. The winners of the…

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Thu
26
May
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UMNGAZI RIVER BUNGALOWS & SPA EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually…

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Fri
5
Feb
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TripAdvisor announced Umngazi in the TOP 25, ‘Top Hotel 2016’ category for South Africa

Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa has been honoured in TripAdvisor 2016 Travellers’ Choice Award, ‘Top Hotels’, South Africa. We are thrilled to be included in the TOP 10, Top Hotels category for South Africa. Winning TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award for several years now as well as being included in to TripAdvisors inaugural Hall of…

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Fri
2
Oct
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A sparkling Winelist at Umngazi!

We were very proud to receive a Diamond award (scoring over 90%) at the recent Diner’s Club Wine List Awards, which was hosted by the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks. The Diners Club Winelist Awards acknowledge excellence in participating restaurants in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western and Eastern Cape. “Each year it becomes increasingly difficult to select…

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Thu
21
May
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Hall of Fame 2015

After four exciting years of receiving accolades for excellence from TripAdvisor, we are beyond thrilled to announce that we have been welcomed into the 2015 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame! Granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank…

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2
Feb
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Umngazi River Bungalows is a 2015 Travellers' Choice Winner

Thank-you to our valued guests for reviewing their stay on TripAdvisor. It’s because of you that we have been awarded the Traveller choice in the Top Hotels – South Africa and the Bargain Hotels – South Africa. This elite honor is awarded to the top 1% of all hotels on TripAdvisor and is based on…

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Thu
29
Jan
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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa Wins Best Family Fully Inclusive in Africa Hotel Award

Cape Town – 06 December 2014   Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa won the Global Luxury Family All-Inclusive Hotel Award at the eighth annual World Luxury Hotel Awards celebrated at The Bay in Cape Town last night. “This award recognizes the efforts of the resorts owners, management and the entire team in providing a luxurious…

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Wed
22
Oct
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GAUTENG GETAWAY SHOW AWARDS UMNGAZI ‘BEST PLACE TO STAY’

Under the roof of one of Johannesburg’s most recognised landmarks, you’ll find South Africa’s premier multi-purpose venue, Johannesburg’s ever-popular Coca-Cola dome, where the Gauteng Getaway Show returned from 29 to 31 August 2014. The show included over 400 interactive exhibits that cover categories such as Destinations, Accommodation, Outdoor Gear, 4×4 Products & Accessories and many…

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Mon
20
Oct
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THE SECOND ANNUAL LILIZELA TOURISM AWARDS UMNGAZI WITH ‘BEACH EXPERIENCE’ IN THE CATEGORY FOR ‘VISITOR EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR’

The national winners of the second annual Lilizela awards were revealed at a ceremony on Thursday night, the 9th of October, at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg. It was there that Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa was exceptionally proud to receive an award for ‘Beach Experience’ in the category for ‘Visitor Experience…

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Fri
5
Sep
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2014 Professional Beauty Gala awards Umngazi with Hotel/ Resort of the Year

We are ever so proud to announce that Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa has been awarded with Hotel/Resort of the Year at the Professional Beauty Gala Awards Dinner, held on 31 August at Room Five in Rivonia, Johannesburg. The opening address was given by Mark Moloney, owner of Professional Beauty, who spoke about the significance…

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Tue
1
Jul
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Umngazi Listed As A Finalist In The 2014 Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards

The 10th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques (LNE) Spa Awards hosted by LNE South Africa in association with LNE Paris, was held on Sunday the 27 July 2014, at the prestigious Maslow Hotel, Sandton. Johannesburg. The 2014 Spa Awards consisted of six Categories, namely Day Spa, Hotel Spa, Boutique Hotel Spa, Unique Spa Concept, Safari Spa…

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May
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Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa Awarded 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence

Recognised as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site It was announced today that Umngazi has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses…

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Mar
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Umngazi River Bungalows Spa Is A Finalist In The World Luxury Spa Awards 2014!

Thank-you to all our supporters who voted for Umngazi! You helped us make it happen! Umngazi has made the finalist list in the Best Luxury Resort Spa Category for the world’s most prestigious Awards initiative for Luxury Spas – THE WORLD LUXURY SPA AWARDS.

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1
Dec
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Umngazi Wins In The Top 100 SA Wines 2014 Wine Challenge

The Top 100 SA Wine List Award winners for 2014 have been revealed. The eagerly awaited and hotly contested results are listed below. This follows a celebratory awards’ event held at Rodwell House, St James. Jörg Pfützner, Challenge Chair quoted: “Tremendous to see new entrants again this Challenge. Now in its third successful year, the…

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Thu
29
Aug
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Umngazi Announced As Finalist For The Imvelo Awards For Responsible Tourism 2013

FEDHASA chairman Eddy Khosa and the 2013 Imvelo Awards for Responsible Tourism committee and judging panel congratulated Umngazi on our efforts to promote responsible tourism through our initiatives and in being selected as one of this year’s finalists. This year’s Imvelo Awards for Responsible Tourism has been incorporated into the National Department of Tourism’s inaugural…

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Wed
1
Aug
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Abia Wedding Awards – Umngazi Wins In Two Categories

Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa is proud to announce that we are the ABIA (Africa Bridal Industry Academy) Winner in both the Honeymoon Destinations and Beach Wedding Categories for 2012! Click here to view details:http://www.abiaweddings.co.za/profile/56861/

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