Umngazi River Bungalows
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Umngazi is an exploration of a paradise lost in time, where happiness is a way of life.
It’s a vacation that will connect you with the beauty of a special place and wonderful people, and allow you to get in touch with yourself. When you visit Umngazi you’ll discover its secret, adopt its harmony and free the peace within.
Spend glorious days lounging on secluded beaches with only the sound of waves crashing. Take a guided walk or venture out on your own – explore the mangrove swamps, canoe up the river, spot a myriad of birds and embrace the totally unspoiled natural beauty that this coastline has on offer. Indulge in our waterways and discover the patient art of fly-fishing or the adrenalin rush of sea fishing.
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 can run around bare foot in the mud, slip & slide on the slipery slide or 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 nannies take care of the little ones.
Parental plus: A separate (very well-catered) dining roomo for kids under 5 years old, complete with nannies and the entertainment team.
Umngazi is the place to actively engage your sense of adventure, because whether you’re out there or inside, you’ll discover the most remarkable things. This is the real Wild Coast where nature invites you to experience it through interaction with its land, sea and people. This is a place of real experiences that have a lasting impression.
Guests can look forward to 3 delectable meals per day, beautifully laid out by our local chefs in Umngazi’s relaxed, informal dining room.
If al fresco is what you’d prefer and the weather’s suitable, our delightful food can be enjoyed under the large shady tree on the rustic Dining Room Deck, which overlooks the swimming pool and serene river views beyond.
A very popular activity, particularly with our honeymooners and couples. In the late afternoon, just before dusk, your guide will take you on a gentle sojourn up the Umngazi River, which meanders through the valley between the rolling green hillsides. Accompanied by an array of succulent snacks and a selection of chilled beverages, guests can completely unwind to the sound of lapping water and the call of the resident African Fish Eagle.
The accommodation is perched on the hillside overlooking the Umngazi River mouth, with panoramic views of the scenic splendour of the Wild Coast. The bungalows are nestled amongst kaleidoscopic fauna and flora that only the real heart of Pondoland can offer.