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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.

Our wide variety of facilities and services are geared up to make your Umngazi experience a unique adventure like nowhere else. You'll find them flexible and uncompromisingly accommodating to suit your every need.

The Spa

Set on the Umngazi hillside, you will be treated to a secluded, tranquil experience, with breathtaking views of the coastline below, while our dedicated, professional therapists are on hand with a full range of spa treatments to revive your mind, body and soul.

The monthly spa promos will be sent to you via email prior to your arrival.

Mountain Biking

The Basics

If you enjoy going on trail rides then we invite you to bring your bike along with you and explore the many, beautiful trail rides we have on offer. Please note that bikes are not provided, so please bring your own. An information board, containing all Umngazi’s details and emergency cell phone number, is provided per bike in case of an accident or if lose your way amongst one of our many trails. Each rider is asked to pay R150 (as a once-off fee/ cost) to the local community to keep the routes clear and well maintained.

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Birding at Umngazi

Surrounded with some of the finest birdlife the east coast of Southern Africa has to offer, Umngazi boasts a variety of walks and hikes that will shine light on the extensive array of birds that would quench the thirst of any enthusiast! 

Another must is our Sunset Cruise as it so graciously offers the opportunity to see the resident African Fish Eagle in action. Visit our reception to get the full bird list that our little piece of paradise, on The Real Wild Coast, has to offer.


Sunset Cruise

Surrounded by rolling verdant hillsides, bursting with the rich Wild Coast biodiversity, the Sunset Cruise offers a truly unforgettable experience! Join us for a relaxing trip up the Umngazi river, just before the sun kisses the horizon, where guests can completely unwind to the sound of lapping water and the call of the resident African Fish Eagles. To compliment and complete the experience of the Sunset Cruise, an array of succulent snacks and a selection of chilled beverages will be provided.


River Breakfast

Umngazi looks to provide ‘creative dining with a difference’, and uses original ideas to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. Our river breakfast is just one of the many alternative gastronomic experiences offered at Umngazi.

A short ferry cruise or paddle up the river in the still, early morning will take you to a secluded destination where your buffet breakfast is set out amid the morning sights and sounds of the vibrant indigenous coastal bush.