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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Resort
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: We have received numerous nominations to enter the awards. Our resort is a very special place and all who experience a holiday with us, keep returning time and time again to our hidden gem. It is a unique and magical holiday destination.

Region: Eastern Cape / Wild Coast

Umngazi Hotel & Spa

Magical Holidays

Tucked away on the Wild Coast, in the heart of Pondoland, and encompassed by a rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, lies the award winning Umngazi Hotel & Spa.
The 69 thatch-roofed bungalows are situated amongst the indigenous gardens which provide the perfect setting for a totally relaxed and unforgettable getaway.
Umngazi is very well equipped to look after the kiddies and keep them very busy with a daily entertainment programme, wonderful nannies, experienced gillies, a gorgeous creative corner and an outdoor jungle gym with trampoline.
The main accommodation at the hotel is made up of Garden, River and Sea-facing rooms, all tastefully and comfortably decorated and each with a uniquely Umngazi outdoor shower. The accommodation mainly consists of interleading rooms, as well as small annexes, making it ideal for family holidays. The hotel has 9 tastefully furnished suites, located away from the main hotel, with exclusive access to the gorgeous Emlonyeni private lounge and pool deck.
At Umngazi, guests never go hungry with 3 wholesome and delicious meals included in the daily rate. Should you be looking for something extra special there are two private dining venues at the resort that can accommodate up to 12 people. The gorgeous Riverside Gazebo is a magical space to enjoy quality time and a delicious meal together. The stylish and chic Green Door Cellar is a wonderful venue to toast life’s many pleasures together with family or friends.
You will be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of activities to choose from including, hikes and walks, trails for mountain-biking and trail running, beach walks, rock pooling, birding, river cruising, fishing, kayaking and SUPboarding. The hotel also has a well-equipped gym and a tennis court should you wish to burn some extra calories.
Up on the hillside is the Umngazi Spa – a delightful haven where the highlight of any treatment is soaking up the outdoor sounds of the calming ocean and abundant bird life while being truly and completely pampered. The beautiful spa bath is a real treat for couples to relax and enjoy a chilled bottle of bubbles together.

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Tshegofatso Nyalungu – 02.05.2022
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Abashnie Moonsamy – 05.04.2022
Love this place

Claire Westman – 10.03.2022
My husband and I enjoyed our honeymoon at Umngazi. It was such a wonderful experience, with the beautiful accommodation, delicious food, lovely staff, and incredible views. There’s no need to go overseas for a honeymoon when such a fantastic resort is in South Africa.

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